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    Thousands of school children paraded in Accra's Black Star Square on Thursday (March 6) to celebrate the Seventeenth Anniversary of Ghana's independence.

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    Thousands of school children paraded in Accra's Black Star Square on Thursday (March 6) to celebrate the Seventeenth Anniversary of Ghana's independence. Few of them were born while Ghana was still the British colony of the Gold Coast. Former President Kwame Nkrumah led Ghana into independence on the night of 6 March, 1957. It was the end of 113 years of British rule.

    On Thursday celebration parades of school children and voluntary organisations were held in eight regional capitals. The salute at Accra was taken by the Commissioner for Education and Culture, Colonel E. O. Nyante. Afterwrds in the speech, he warned the young people against blindly copying indecent foreign ways of dressing. He went on to say that Ghana's independence imposed on them'the obligation to take their studies seriously, work hard and devotedly sustain Ghana's freedom.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAJI738C4TO90AIWND6VQ3R5K8
    Media URN:
    VLVAAJI738C4TO90AIWND6VQ3R5K8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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