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09 August 2022, 18:41

Belarusian Written Language Day 2022 to be themed around Year of Historical Memory

MINSK, 9 August (BelTA) - All projects of the 29th edition of the Belarusian Written Language Day in Dobrush will be themed around the Year of Historical Memory, Belarusian Deputy Information Minister Igor Buzovsky told a press conference, BelTA has learned.

"This year the host city of the Belarusian Written Language Day is Dobrush, the birthplace of the classic of Belarusian literature, the people's writer of the BSSR Ivan Shamyakin. All events and projects will be themed around the Year of Historical Memory. We will focus on the topic of the historical, cultural and spiritual heritage of Dobrush District, the anniversaries of the classics of Belarusian literature Yanka Kupala, Yakub Kolas and Maksim Bogdanovich. These topics will be featured not only in our traditional projects," said Igor Buzovsky.

The final of the national contest of young reciters "Living Classics" will be held in the run up to the celebration of the Belarusian Written Language Day. "15 reciters reached the final of the competition. It is expected to be a spectacular event. We decided to record it in a studio of the STV channel," the official said.

The Belarusian Written Language Day in Dobrush will kick off with the scientific and educational expedition "The Road to the Sanctuaries. "It starts on 31 August. I would also like to note the international roundtable ‘Eternal values through books. Justice is at the heart of it'. I am sure it is going to be interesting and memorable event. At the latest St. Petersburg Book Salon we decided together with our Russian counterparts to choose 100 books recommended for reading. This project is supported at the government level in the Russian Federation and these recommendations have already been published. We decided to select 100 books in the context of our traditional values and make a selection of books that we recommend for reading,” said Igor Buzovsky.

According to him, the first value to be focused on is justice. “The head of state has repeatably said that justice is at the heart of everything he does. We have already selected the first 12 books, including by Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian writers. All these cultures and mentalities are concentrated in Dobrush and are currently experiencing a reassessment of values and meanings. We have chosen these 12 books to reveal the concept of justice, its meaning and perception,” the deputy information minister stressed.

In his words, it is important to reflect on the theme of justice. “I hope that the panel discussion designed to discuss, among other things, these books will be an exciting event,” Igor Buzovsky said.

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