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30 Dec 2015

Belarus president welcomes private sector’s involvement in nationwide charity action

MINSK, 30 December (BelTA) – It is important that not only government officials but many representatives of the private sector have joined in the nationwide charity action Our Children. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement on 30 December, BelTA has learned.

According to the head of state, mass media report that government officials bring gifts to foster homes and orphanages, boarding schools and residential care homes on the eve of Christmas and New Year. Alexander Lukashenko pointed out that businessmen are taking an active part in the charity action. “We have so many businessmen and just rich people, who are willing to share their kindness and wealth. They bring gifts to foster homes, boarding schools, and residential care homes. They visit elderly people and sick ones,” he said.

“I see that the entire country has taken up the call. I am very glad. Well done! This is the way it should be done in a real state. Then we will be afraid of no crises,” Alexander Lukashenko was convinced.

The reporters also asked questions concerning Alexander Lukashenko’s hobby of growing vegetables in his residence in his spare time.

The head of state noted that it was indeed a hobby of his. Many of those vegetables and fruits are then presented to foster homes and residential care homes.

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