MINSK, 29 December (BelTA) – If Belarusians remain mindful of children who need peace and care, trouble will never come to their land, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he attended a charity event as part of the Our Children nationwide campaign on 29 December, BelTA has learned.
“Of course, our hearts ache for millions of other children. I really want you to understand this. We need to be mindful of children who do not ask for a new toy or a gadget for New Year, like it is done here, but children who ask for peace, food and warmth in their homes. These are essential things that should be accessible to everyone, especially children. I emphasize: there are a lot of children in the world who do not have warmth in their homes. There are many children who want to eat and who just want peace on their land. We should never forget about these people, these children. If we keep this in mind, trouble will never come our way,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
The New Year charity campaign Our Children is running in Belarus from 15 December 2022 to 15 January 2023. During this time, top officials of the country, the heads of government agencies and organizations, companies and banks, the largest public associations visit orphanages, hospitals, large families and family-type homes. Regional New Year festivities make an integral part of the campaign. More than 20,000 children will take part in the campaign at the national level. In general, up to 1 million children will participant in the campaign across the country.
The New Year's party for children with the participation of the president and the Bison Constellation show became the main event of this year's charity campaign. More than 2,300 children from all regions of Belarus have been invited to the country's main New Year Tree event. These are orphans and children left without parental care, students of cadet schools, children from refugee families, children from Donbass, children of those killed in the line of duty, winners of international, national and regional Olympiads, competitions, festivals and contests.