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SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, April 27) – The spiritual leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat has called on teachers to be committed and careful in their work when they mould leaders of tomorrow.

Imaam Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad is in Fiji for the 39th annual convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in Suva on Saturday.

This is his first visit to Fiji.

[PIR editor’s note: The Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam is an international religious organization based in Rabwah, Pakistan. It has branches in over 178 countries and a membership of more than 200 million worldwide]

He is the great grandson of Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim community.

Addressing 400 students of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Primary School in Lautoka yesterday, he said teachers must make sure that their teachings were honest and uplifted the moral and spiritual well being of students. He said students were the assets of the nation, and teachers had been given the responsibility to look after them.

The imaam (priest) told the students that it was at this age that they should start realising their importance in society.

"Those schooling should be very much broadminded and enlightened of the importance of being students," he said.

He urged the students to work hard and make sure they received the highest level of education they could get.

The imaam said he was looking forward to meeting his followers and would look at some ways in which he could help them.

He said that he was here to spread the gospel of love and peace.

April 27, 2006

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