Inter-university student festival “Freshman’s Debut – 2018” takes place in Republic’s capital

On December 13, an annual inter-university student festival “Freshman’s Debut – 2018” took place in the Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after A. Solovyanenko.

The Head of the DPR Denis Pushilin, Chairman of the People’s Council Vladimir Bidyovka, People’s Council deputies Alla Obolenskaya, Natalia Volkova Maxim Parshin, Kirill Makarov, Deputy Head of the DPR People’s Police Department Eduard Basurin, First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the DPR Mikhail Kushakov, Deputy Minister of Education and Tourism of the DPR Dmitry Kovyrshin, Heads of the Makeyevka and Gorlovka City Administrations Valery Lyakhovets and Ivan Prikhodko, as well as guests from the Russian Federation as members of a jury, participated in the event.

Denis Pushilin addressed a young generation in his welcoming speech.

ʺDear friends, I am glad to welcome you to this festival of youth, talent and future! You now have an interesting time when you build your own future with your own hands. You literally have new acquaintances every day, you discover something new. In fact, you lay the foundation of your entire life.

What you are now experiencing is happening in the Donetsk People’s Republic. Together we lay a foundation for the future of our country and build a home for our children. It is you, young people, who will lead this home. I believe that we can leave the Donetsk People’s Republic in steady hands and you will be able to build strong and prosperous state,ʺ the Head of the Republic said.

According to Vladimir Bidyovka, creativity helps young people to fully discover their skills and potential.

ʺStudentship is a special period, when every young person not only learns his future profession, but also apprehends a special “science”, which is self-revelation and personal fulfilment. Indeed, it is very important to engage in creative activities apart from studies, to show yourself in different guises.

Freshman’s Debut is an opportunity for students to show their creative selves, because activity and creativity of thinking are necessary in any business.

I am convinced that today all of us will witness a real holiday, and students – the participants of the debut – will gain invaluable experience,ʺ the Speaker of the DPR Parliament noted.

It should be noted that the inter-university student festival “Freshman’s Debut – 2018” is held for the 15th time. More than 400 people from 13 organizations of higher vocational education of the DPR applied to take part in it this year. It was necessary for the teams to choose not more than three nominations from four available (solo vocal, vocal group, choreography and team of humor) and present then as a part of the qualifying round.

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