On June 27, a solemn ceremony of rewarding of the winners of the republican competition entitled “Youth Award – 2017” took place in the Donetsk National Academic Musical and Drama Theatre. The event was attended by the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Denis Pushilin and the deputies of the DPR People’s Council.
During the official part, the announcer read out the congratulatory message of the Head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko.
ʺI am glad that, despite all the complexities of our lives, despite the war, the blockade, the difficulties in rebuilding the economy and industry, you remain energetic, cheerful and motivated.
I am glad that the youth of the Republic are multidimensional and fully developed and this competition is a vivid proof of that. You, young people, are the future of our state and we fight and build for you. And I am glad that you do not stand idly by and witness the problems of our Republic, actively participating in the life of our state. The Donetsk People’s Republic is very young, so Youth Day is a republic-wide holiday in some sense.
Today, the future of our state is largely dependent on you. I believe that you will make every effort to ensure that it becomes prosperous, free and fair,ʺ the congratulatory message said.
Denis Pushilin, in his opening speech, thanked the students of the Republic for their significant contribution to the development of the state.
ʺI sincerely congratulate you on your Youth Day! It is the time when you have a plenty of road ahead of you. It is the time when you need to realize your ambitions and fearlessly take on new opportunities.
Today, there are those who have already achieved high results both in school and in creativity, sports and work here. These are the people who should be looking up to.
I wish you not to lose your faith and continue moving towards your goal. Even in this difficult time in which you and I live, you have remained faithful to your homeland, your ideals and principles, and you have already achieved many successes. You are the worthy tower of strength for our young republic!,ʺ the parliamentarian speaker said.