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3 Jan 2012

2012 declared Year of Book in Belarus

2012 declared Year of Book in Belarus

MINSK, 3 January (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed Decree No 618 “On declaring 2012 the Year of the Book” on 30 December, BelTA learnt from the presidential press service.

The decision was taken to enhance the role of the book and reading in the modern society, to nurture love to the art of declamation among the younger generation, to develop native literature and support the national book publishing industry.

The head of state instructed the Council of Ministers to adopt an action plan to implement the Year of the Book.

The announcement of the Year of the Book in Belarus shows that the issues of preserving spirituality, developing the Belarusian literature and culture are among the priorities of the state.

 

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