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30 Dec 2016

Belarusian business urged to provide more support to children, elderly people

Belarusian business urged to provide more support to children, elderly people

STOLBTSY DISTRICT, 30 December (BelTA) – The Belarusian business should take a more active part in charity programs, provide more care and support to children and elderly people, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said during his visit to the Nikolayevshchina rest home for war and labor veterans, disabled people on 30 December, BelTA has learned.

According to the President, positive foreign experience is very useful here. He gave an instruction to step up efforts in this field in Belarus. “If you are a rich person, earn at least $1 million per year, you can work for charitable causes after paying taxes and other duties,” Alexander Lukashenko said. “Think about it. They should not even be forced to do it. Just ask people, encourage them, and they will give some money. They themselves will become elderly people. It is not necessarily right that they will be as rich as they are now.”

The President stressed that it is a bad idea to provide support to children and elderly people only on big occasions. “A special fund is needed, and the sponsors will control this fund. We should think how this can be done,” the head of state concluded.

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