On September 24, the grand opening of the festival “Ready for Labour and Defense” took place in Donetsk Central Park of Culture and Rest named after A. Shcherbakov. The event was attended by the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Denis Pushilin, Minister of Youth, Sports and Tourism of the DPR Michael Mishin.
Denis Pushilin stressed the importance of sport in the lives of young people of Donetsk People’s Republic.
“Congratulations to all on this wonderful holiday! I want to say that this is something that we were lacking in our Republic. Our younger generation should have the opportunity and desire to live a healthy lifestyle. Health of the entire state depends on health of young people. I am sure that we have a great future with you. Ready for labor and defense!” the Speaker of the DPR Parliament said.
Michael Mishin, who thanked the young people for that they have chosen a healthy lifestyle and show good results in sports, joined to congratulations
“Initially we planned 500 participants, but the number of those wishing to participate grew with each passing minute. It is very pleasing that our young people are so enthusiastic, including in sports. But the most important thing is that now the participants of the festival cheered themselves up and received a positive charge to move on,” the Minister of Youth, Sports and Tourism of the DPR said.
After the opening ceremony, a large-scale workout, which was attended by more than 1000 people, was held, and later the participants of the sports festival were suggested to pass standards of Ready for Labour and Defense.
At the end of the festival 390 people, including the Minister of Youth, Sports and Tourism of the DPR, who passed the Ready for Labour and Defense standards, were awarded with commemorative badges “Ready for Labour and Defense.”