MINSK, 8 December (BelTA) – Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Armenia will join the Memory Train project, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Education, Science, Culture and Social Development of the Council of the Republic Viktor Liskovich said at the meeting of the organizing committee of the second season of the Belarus-Russia project that will be held in 2023, BelTA has learned.
Viktor Liskovich encouraged the participants of the meeting to put forward their proposals and ideas on how to make the second season of the patriotic project even more interesting. “Three countries intend to join this project - Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Armenia. There will be 205 participants,” he said.
According to the MP, last year the patriotic project was held at a good level, but this year it is necessary to do even better. “We must bring this event to perfection and make it the benchmark for all patriotic projects for the youth,” he said.
It was proposed to invite the young people who participated in the first season of the project to get involved and share their experience with other students in their region.
Another thing that can help to raise awareness of the project is the involvement of all school students in the first stage of the project.
"We need to involve not only 10th graders in the first stage of the project. The competition should be held in all schools of the country, and there are 3,000 of them. Every school should take part in the first stage and ensure the 100% coverage of school students,” Viktor Liskovich said. “The project will be annual. By the time a child turns 16, he/she will understand the importance of the project and will know the terms of its implementation.”
The Belarusian light industry concern Bellegprom did well in the first season of the Memory Train project. So in 2023 it will be engaged too and will manufacture the project gear.
Launched on the initiative of the upper houses of the parliaments of Russia and Belarus, the Memory Train patriotic project made a remarkable contribution to the Belarusian-Russian cooperation. Over two weeks, 200 schoolchildren from Russia and Belarus traveled around 15 cities. The train took off on 22 June in the hero city of Brest and completed its journey on 3 July, Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus, in the city of Minsk. The children attended a flower ceremony on the Mound of Glory with the participation of Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko.