Message from President Danny Faure on the occasion of National Day, 29 June 2018

29 June 2018 | State House

Message from President Danny Faure on the occasion of National Day, 29 June 2018


Dear Seychellois brothers and sisters,

42 years ago, a Nation was born. On the 29th of June, 1976, we took the destiny of our country into our own hands. Seychelles became a free and independent state.

Today I would like to express my profoundest gratitude to all Seychellois who worked with courage, dedication, and determination to realise that beautiful dream – that of our independence. Today, we pay tribute to them and we thank them.

The 29th of June is a date that symbolises the birth of the Seychellois Nation. It is a date that unites us. Independence Day celebrations are for each and every one of us, a powerful symbol – that of national unity.

Today is the day we commit ourselves to our homeland, where we recognise that the progress of Seychelles lies in working hard and working together for Seychelles and for all Seychellois.

Seychellois brothers and sisters, I would like to thank every one of you for your sacrifice, your dedication, and your hard work to bring our Seychelles to where it is today.

Today, we celebrate our 42nd Independence Day. It is a moment to look toward our future with confidence and hope. Confidence in our capacity to overcome our challenges together. Hope in the pride of what we have achieved together for Seychelles. The key is in the hands of each one of us – the spirit of our unity. We maintain a vibrant hope for a Seychelles that is always united.

It is unity that will move us toward further progress. To quote the Preamble of our Constitution, “Aware and proud that as descendants of different races we have learnt to live together as one nation under God and can serve as an example of a harmonious multi-racial society.”

Seychellois Brothers and Sisters, let us continue to appreciate who we are as a people. Let us continue to build our future together, for the next generation.

Seychelles needs all her children to take our blessed country – our homeland – forward. We are one country, one people, one big family, and we share the same identity.

Today is a moment of pride, it is a moment of joy for our small blessed country. We are celebrating 42 years of independence together.

Yes, Seychellois brothers and sisters, it has already been 42 years.

To quote the Preamble of our Constitution, “Grateful to Almighty God that we remain one of the most beautiful countries in the world.”

I wish all Seychellois here and all around the world a happy Independence Day.

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