Working together is the right and traditional philosophy for Belarusians. The statement was made by Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus (FTUB) Mikhail Orda, who took part in the national cleanup day in his home town of Dyatlovo, Grodno Oblast on 21 April, BelTA has learned.
Trade union activists, representatives of municipal government agencies, students of the local junior sport schools worked hard to renovate the town stadium. In particular, they were busy repairing the ice rink and beautifying the football field and the grandstands.
Mikhail Orda said: “Every person has very fond memories of the place they grew up in. Those are memories of the parents, the family, friends and loved ones, the environment, in which the person grew up and matured. No doubt, we should take care of the places where we were born and grew up. The Year of Native Land is designed to encourage us to do just that. Today trade union activists and labor collectives all over the country are working together just like we are in Dyatlovo because working together is the right and traditional philosophy for Belarusians. Hundreds of thousands of people are busy beautifying populated communities, memorials and monuments, planting young forests and parkways.”
Mikhail Orda remarked he took pleasure in working together with his compatriots. “It is very symbolical that our young compatriots, athletes have joined us because this sport facility is being renewed for them. I learned skating and playing ice hockey here when I was a kid. I am pleased that the sport traditions, which began back in the Soviet Union, continue even today,” added the official.
In his words, Belarusian trade unions have supported and will continue supporting sport. There are plans to buy new gear, uniforms, and a machine tool to sharpen skates for the Dyatlovo ice hockey team, which consists of children aged 6-16 and above. There are plans to fully renew the ice hockey rink and install refrigerating plants and frames to allow the athletes to skate at least six months per annum.