GRODNO, 13 January (BelTA) - It is important to carefully preserve the rich cultural heritage of our country, multiply it and pass on to descendants, Grodno Oblast Vladimir Karanik said during the Aleksandr Dubko culture and art awards ceremony in Grodno on 13 January, BelTA has learned. culture
The history of the award goes back more than 20 years. In 2020, the award was presented to fourteen winners: folk artists and librarians, club and museum workers, teachers, artists, directors and journalists, artists and writers.
"Our task is to preserve our rich cultural heritage, multiply it and pass on to our descendants. People of art and culture have an important mission in this. It is very important that today we celebrate both experienced and accomplished people, custodians of traditions, and also talented creative youth who will continue the traditions in the future," Vladimir Karanik said. A lot of interesting cultural events, meetings and discoveries are ahead of Grodno residents and guests of the region, the governor said.
Among the award winners is Olga Pilipchuk, director of the Lida Historical and Art Museum. in 2020 Lida was the Capital of Culture of Belarus and the museum hosted many events and projects.
“One of the most important projects was the project to roll out a permanent museum exhibition "Pages of the 14th century history" in the restored southwestern tower of Lida Castle. Other big events included national and international exhibitions, an international conference dedicated to the 430th anniversary since Lida got the Magdeburg rights. Of course, we had to adjust our program and plans due to the coronavirus. Still both the museum and Lida had its visitors and tourists. We have a lot of interesting ideas for the future, among them, for example, theatrical meetings, a festival of fire theaters and an archers tournament," Olga Pilipchuk said. She stressed that she sees the award not as an acknowledgement of individual achievements. The award recognizes team effort. It is thanks to it that sometimes even seemingly impossible projects get implemented.
During the ceremony the awards were also presented to the fellows of the President's Fund for the Support of Talented Youth - representatives of Grodno Oblast Pupils from the region's art schools took to the stage together with their teachers and parents.
The Grodno Oblast Executive Committee award for achievements in culture and art is presented annually to support creative initiatives and to promote the intellectual potential of art school teachers, and to celebrate their services to culture and art, promotion of national traditions, and high professional skills.