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Lukashenko: I take pride in pragmatic youth

BARANOVICHI (BelTA) – I am proud of young people who are pragmatic and realistic, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he visited the Baranovichi State Vocational and Technical College of Service Industry on 1 September, BelTA has learned.

“I am happy to start this day, Knowledge Day, here. For over half a century, this educational facility has been training skills that will always be in demand on the labor market. The services of sewers, designers, salespersons and hairdressers bring people comfort, beauty, and joy. I take pride in you, young people, who are down-to-earth and choose a profession that is necessary for society. I sincerely congratulate you and all Belarusian students and teachers on the start of the new academic year,” the head of state said.

The president emphasized that the eventful summer is over. “It is time to channel energy into the creative direction. For us, 1 September is traditionally the start of a new working year and not only for educational institutions. We often choose this date to plan and launch new projects and programs in a variety of areas. It is time for everyone to get down to work,” the president said.

In his words, parents will have to make a lot of efforts to make the new school year successful for their children, and teachers need to concentrate exclusively on their professional tasks.

“Every teacher will be protected by the state. It has always been like that. We also expect teachers to play a bigger role in solving strategic tasks,” the president added.