Minister of State for Information Affairs Samira Rajab today underscored the importance of nationalist upbringing of future generations.
She emphasised the need to promote patriotism which, she said, should be one of the main fundamentals to be protected by all people.
Delivering a lecture to the Royal Police Academy summer camp students, she said everyone should enjoy the positive climate prevalent in Bahrain, including the freedom of expression.
She stressed the importance of discussions among people of various ages, describing them as a real embodiment of healthy democratic practice which should help anchor the culture of constructive and productive dialogue among the youth so as to promote the Kingdom’s blessed march under its leadership.
“Citizens must know their rights and duties towards their nation,” she said, explaining that gatherings and rallies were a constitutionally-fostered right provided one followed the law.
“Yet, there are people who misuse this freedom,” she said, wishing the students every success in benefiting from the summer camp co-organised by the Ministry of Interior and Tamkeen.
She thanked His Excellency Minister of Interior Lt-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, all affiliates of the Ministry and those in charge of the programme for their efforts to inculcate the sentiments of nationalism and discipline among the youth and equip them with the skills and experience relevant to build their personalities and boost their potentials.