The Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov has congratulated today the winners of the first all-Russian hero-patriotic festival of children and youth creativeness the Star of Salvation. The ceremony took place in the Museum of the Great Patriotic War at Poklonnaya Gora.
The Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov referred to all laureates, organizers and guests of the festival in his opening speech.
“The Russian Emergencies Ministry pays special attention to upbringing of the new generation in patriotism, love to the Fatherland, respect to the elder, as well as ability to provide aid and support the weak in any life situation”, said the Minister during the ceremony. “It is important for us that children learned not only basic sciences in school, but also developed creativeness”.
Vladimir Puchkov thanked all participants of the Star of Salvation for their respect to heroic professions of a firefighter and a rescuer.
“It is important that the topic of creative works – reflection of the daily routine of the firefighters, rescuers and other special services”, pointed out the Minister. “You noted lots of professional nuances during fire fighting, mitigation of emergencies and rendering of aid to the affected people, and the most important thing you noticed is a heroism of fire fighters and rescuers, who are ready to give their lives to save others”.
In turn, schoolgirls Yelizaveta Rybenko and Nelli Petrenko on behalf of all participants of the Star of Salvation thanked Vladimir Puchkov for the given opportunity to show their creations, as well as promised to obey all safety rules and handed him homemade presents.
The Chairman of the Central Council of the Emergencies Ministry Veterans, the participant of the Great Patriotic War, Lieutenant-General Dmitry Mikhailik expressed gratitude and support to the children.
“I looked closely and with great interest into your works. You showed work of rescuers and firefighters, as well as the whole Minister very accurately and with respect”, said Dmitry Mikhailik during the Ceremony. “I am deeply touched by your noble works”.
Since the very beginning, the festival was closely received by new generation. Children aged between 7 to 18 years all over the country became its participants.
More than 5,000 creative works were presented to the festival. These works include poems, short stories, drawings and homemade articles. The best works were chosen by the organizing committee for the presentation on the final stage of the festival. More than 1,500 became laureates.
The gala-concert of the winners of the first all-Russian hero-patriotic festival of the children and youth creativeness the Star of Salvation has taken place today during the ceremony.
Extensive exhibition of old fire fighting equipment, the latest fire and rescue vehicles, diving equipment and display of the LeaderCenter for High Risk Rescue Opeartions and the Russion Union of Rescuers were organized for the guests and participants. All guests of the event could visit the field kitchen and try porridge and hot tea.
Children drawings and other creations were displayed in the foyer on stands. Additionally, information about the honored rescuers of the Russian Federation and the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s activities were shown. Children and guests of the festival participated masterclasses dedicated to rendering of first aid, which were lead by the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s psychologists.
The Star of Salvation festival is intended to bring up a sense of respect, empathy and delight by courage of heroes – rescuers and fire fighters of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, as well as form culture of safety within children and youth. It is likely that the festival will become international.
Results of the festival are available at the website of the Interdepartmental system for children safety Spas-Ekstrim.
Russian Emergencies Minister congratulates winners of first children all-Russian festival Star of Salvation
Interview with participants of All-Russian children festival Star of Salvation