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23 February 2021, 19:01

Interagency working group to work on Belarusian government's patriotic upbringing program

MINSK, 23 February (BelTA) – An interagency working group will be established in Belarus in order to work on a government program on the patriotic upbringing of the population in the period till 2025, BelTA learned from Tatiana Simanovskaya, Head of the Youth Affairs Office of the Belarusian Education Ministry.

The official noted that a number of regulatory documents on the youth policy were passed in early 2021. “The new five-year term means new tasks outlined by the head of state during the 6th Belarusian People's Congress where the development of the youth policy, the status of young Belarusians, and their participation in the public and political life were actively discussed. All of it prompted the Education Ministry and government agencies to work out a number of long-range documents that will allow us to plan this work and create opportunities for an even more active engagement of our young citizens in the social and economic development of the state. First of all, I am talking about the strategy on developing the state youth policy till 2030. A program on the continuous nurturing of children and young Belarusians till 2025 and a concept to develop the program have been passed. An interagency working group is being set up in order to work on a program on the patriotic upbringing in the period till 2025,” Tatiana Simanovskaya said.

In her words, it is a new conceptual document, which is supposed to focus on modern approaches to nurturing patriotism and civic consciousness in the younger generation. “It has to start not in school but in families. The role of parents in instilling patriotic qualities in their children, love for their motherland, for the place they were born in, for the history of their family should be increased,” the official noted.

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