MINSK, 22 March (BelTA) – The international program Chernobyl Road – Road of Life: Into the Future with Hope kicked off in Kalinkovichi, Gomel Oblast on 22 March, BelTA learned from Yekaterina Dalidovich, the author and coordinator of the project.
The program will run from 22 March to 21 April and span Gomel Oblast, Mogilev Oblast, Minsk Oblast, and Brest Oblast of Belarus. It will also involve Russia's Bryansk Oblast and Smolensk Oblast, and Ukraine's Chernigov Oblast. The final event is scheduled to take place in the agro-town of Parokhonsk, Pinsk District, Brest Oblast on 21 April.
The program will feature meet-the-artist events in 26 districts of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine with the participation of Honored Artist of Belarus Nadezhda Mikulich, Stella and other popular Belarusian singers, the pop-folk band Gulyai Bulbash, and the children's folk song and dance company Paleskaya Zorachka.
“The program aims to spot young talents living in the regions affected by the Chernobyl nuclear accident and support them. It includes exhibitions, song and dance contests. For 31 years, the international program Chernobyl Road – Road of Life: Into the Future with Hope has been serving as a springboard for talented children and youth,” Yekaterina Dalidovich pointed out.
The program is organized by the BRSM Youth Union, the Chernobyl department of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry, and the Belarusian Peace Fund.