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14 January 2021, 17:36

Plans to put forward youth initiatives at Belarusian People's Congress

MINSK, 14 January (BelTA) – I would like to put forward initiatives of the youth of my region at the Belarusian People's Congress, First Secretary of the Bobruisk Committee of the BRSM Youth Union Anna Divina told BelTA.

“It is very responsible and exciting to take part in an important event, which evaluates the development of the country over the previous 5 years and determines the course of its development for the new five-year period,” said the delegate.

Anna Divina will come to the Belarusian People's Congress with concrete youth initiatives. “We have had a lot of youth discussion platforms in the city, and together we have developed a number of specific proposals. The first one is to strengthen the institution of the family and support young families.

Our children should know from an early age that family is a strong foundation, support and backbone. Young people are very interested in the construction of their own housing, the availability of rental housing, and also jobs. We also discussed the issue of raising the age threshold for participation in the elections to the House of Representatives, improving the quality of vocational guidance. In particular, we came to a consensus that it is necessary to give young people the opportunity to retrain and improve their qualifications within one or more specialties. During the discussions, young people suggested introducing a course in political science in the school curriculum and increasing the number of hours for its study in universities,” the delegate said.

Anna Divina is confident that youth initiatives will be heard at the Belarusian People's Congress. “The head of state supports young people. Therefore, I am confident that our proposals will be heard, as well as those of other delegates,” she added.

The 6th Belarusian People's Congress will take place in Minsk on 11-12 February 2021. The main provisions of Belarus' social and economic development program for 2021-2025, as well as the trends of the country's social and political development will be discussed by the participants of the Congress. The total number of the participants and invitees will be 2,700 people.

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