Preparations for New Year celebrations in Belarus discussed

    The preparations for the New Year celebrations were discussed at a meeting with President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 29 December.

    “I would like to hear a report on the status of the preparations for the New Year  celebrations in the capital, in the regions, and in the country in general,” the head of state said.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko also asked about the status of the Our Children campaign. “This is a matter of crucial importance. I have asked no questions about the campaign this year on purpose, as I understand that we traditionally work in this direction and have certain experience,” the Belarusian leader noted.

    The meeting paid special attention to the New Year address to be delivered by the Belarusian leader.

    Head of the Belarus President Administration Natalia Kochanova said that the preparations for the New Year’s Eve celebrations are in full swing. The charity campaign Our Children is well underway. “Our major task is to leave no child without attention. When discussing the preparations for the New Year celebrations, I emphasized the importance of paying special attention to the families who are in a socially dangerous situation, whose children are under the protection of the state,” she said.

    BelTA reported earlier that Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko attended the children’s Christmas party held on 23 December as part of Our Children campaign. At the event, the President said that it is important to make sure that all Belarusian children feel that they are loved and needed. This is the goal of the Our Children campaign. Representatives of the country’s authorities and business join the campaign and visit children in different parts of Belarus to wish them a Happy New Year and a Merry Christmas.

    The head of state also urged to surround the elderly with special care and attention. Especially since not everybody has family or someone who can come and share the warmth of their hearts and give attention during these holidays.

    A few days earlier, the President instructed the government authorities to ensure the safety of citizens during the New Year and Christmas celebrations.