Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko took part in the New Year party for children as part of the Our Children charity campaign on 27 December, BelTA has learned.
"Dear friends, you are the main treasure of Belarus. These are not just beautiful words. There are love, care and the desire to protect you behind them," Alexander Lukashenko said.
The New Year party is the central event of the Our Children charity campaign. The event has brought together over 2,300 children from all regions of Belarus. These include orphans and children from foster families, children of refugees, students of cadet schools, winners of international, national, and regional academic excellence competitions, creative contests, sports competitions, and other kids.
The New Year party at the Palace of the Republic in Minsk had a versatile cultural program. The children also received presents from the Belarusian president.
The charity campaign kicked off in Belarus on 10 December and will wrap up on 11 January. Heads of government agencies and company chiefs, leaders of public associations visit children's facilities and give presents to them. Orphans, children from big families and foster families, and children with special needs are in the focus of this campaign. Public associations and other organizations also take part in the charity campaign.