In an initiative by the Gebran Tueni Foundation, two high schools in the area of Ashrafieh in Beirut were named after Martyr Gebran Tueni on Saturday afternoon, in an organized event attended by Higher Education Minister Marwan Hamadeh, Information Minister Melhem Riachi and a number of deputies, prominent official figures and family members of the late Martyr Tueni.

In his word on the occasion, Minister Hamadeh who patronized the event recalled Martyr Tueni’s sacrifices “for the sake of a sovereign, independent, democratic and free Lebanon.”

“Gebran was a hero of media liberties,” added Hamadeh, calling for respecting freedom of speech in a country that has always been an advocate of democracy and free will.

“Lebanon is great through you, only you, the young generation, the source of hope…owners of the constant and persistent rebellion called for by Gebran…Do not stop this rebellion and do not make mistakes in a path that might lead you to new and permanent guardianships and irreversible bankruptcy in a country like Lebanon,” stressed Hamadeh, addressing the Lebanese youth.

In turn, Minister Riachi deemed that “Martyr Tueni lost his life so that Lebanon can survive and live long.”

“The secondary school that Gebran dreamed of has been realized today, because many of us refuse that the dream would die…and the dream will never die!” he exclaimed.

“Gebran was like Kant, believing in diversity…believing that many things that do not resemble each other can come together despite their contradictions,” Riachi asserted.

Source: National News Agency