Basson calls for preservation of culture
14 Sep 2018 09:30am
KEETMANSHOOP, 14 SEP (NAMPA) //Kharas Governor, Lucia Basson, has urged students to embrace their culture.
Basson was speaking at the official opening of the Keetmanshoop Regional Health Training Centres cultural festival here on Thursday.
The two day festival, which started on Thursday and ends on Friday, is taking place under the theme; Cultural nursing in our diverse and sound culture.
Let it not just be you putting on this attire, you should be proud of your culture, embrace it and know where you come from, the governor said.
Basson said culture also defines values, influences personal development and career choices.
If culture did not define values, or what is considered right and wrong within society, then there would be social disharmony, she added.
She further said society cannot function without cultural norms, which assists in governing behaviour and values.
Culture could not exist without societal influences to create it. They must coexist in order for humans to exist in an organized manner, Basson said.
It is our duty to critically examine the elements which we must preserve and language is one of those elements which must be maintained at any cost as our specific cultural identities, she added.
The festival will afford students an opportunity to share information about their different cultures and will also feature food stalls.