• Short Summary

    Over eight thousand school-children and members of youth and voluntary organisations took part in a parade in Accra on Saturday (6 March) which marked the 19th anniversary of Ghana's independence.

  • Description

    Over eight thousand school-children and members of youth and voluntary organisations took part in a parade in Accra on Saturday (6 March) which marked the 19th anniversary of Ghana's independence.

    The Commissioner for Education and Culture, Mr. E. Owusu-Forduoh, took the salute as contingents of the various organisations marched past.

    After inspecting the parade the Commissioner gave an address in which he urged Ghanaians to begin to appreciate the dignity of labour and the rewards that accrue from good agricultural practices.

    He told the school-children that the Government and society looked to them to become useful in nation-building, which not only required relevant knowledge and appropriate skills, but also attitudes of tolerance, loyalty and willingness to serve.

    Similar parades were also held on the same day in all the regional capitals of Ghana.

    Queen Elizabeth of Britain and King Khalid Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia were among world leaders who sent congratulatory messages to Ghana's Head of State, Colonel Ignatius Acheampong.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8SLWGE6GNPWL0V854TJGTT91K
    Media URN:
    VLVA8SLWGE6GNPWL0V854TJGTT91K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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