On the eve of Constitution Day (15 March) passports were given at a solemn ceremony to the best young men and women of Belarus. The ceremony was held at the Museum of Modern Belarusian Statehood. Taking part in the ceremony was head of the Presidential Administration Natalia Kochanova.
These are the best boys and girls from all over Belarus, who really deserve this kind of attention.
For me it is a great honor - to get my first passport. Now I'm a full-fledged citizen of the Republic of Belarus. I'm going to enter the military academy and live and work here in Belarus.
The boy got his passport from the hands of the head of the Presidential Administration Natalia Kochanova.
Natalia Kochanova, Head of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Belarus:
They tend to go to learn something new and go back to find and realize themselves here. Who if not youth will take care of Belarus, of its future?
Each of these young persons has a significant track record of achievements in various fields, from science to sports, by the age of only 14.
Alyona Syrova, CTV:
Of particular importance is also the place where the boys and girls were given passports - it is the Museum of Belarusian Statehood. It stores the highest achievements Belarus is rightfully proud of.
Passports will be handed to another few hundred children throughout Belarus by Constitution Day as part of the campaign "We are the citizens of Belarus".