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“With Talent” is one of the first programs to support young talents by business, by Alexander Shumilin

“With Talent” is one of the first programs to support young talents by business, by Alexander Shumilin

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A new regional program to support young scientists and athletes "With Talent" was launched in Vitebsk on Saturday, BelTA informs. More than four hundred senior pupils of the region were able to meet and communicate with prominent figures of science and sport, and winners of international subject Olympiads and triumphers of international youth sports tournaments received awards during the start-up activities of the project.

The program, initiated by the scientific and technical council of the medical and pharmaceutical cluster “Union of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Scientific and Educational Organizations “Medicine and Pharmaceuticals: Innovative Projects” was supported by the State Committee on Science and Technology. Alexander Shumilin, its Chairman stressed that “With Talent” is one of the first programs to support young talents with an active participation of the private business. It is also remarkable that it was started in the Year of Science. ‘The state is building a system for supporting young talents. There is a special Presidential Fund, talented students and young scientists receive prizes. The importance of the program, which was started in the Vitebsk region today, is that we are starting to hold this work together with the business,’ Alexander Shumilin stressed. ‘Business starts to understand that development is impossible without the personnel and science in the high-tech sector. That is why young people, science and development need to be invest ed. The Vitebsk region is the first. Naturally, we will try to extend this practice and experience to the whole country. The Chairman of the State Committee noted that the winners of the “With Talent” program will be able to get support at the national level. One of the areas is participation in the contest of innovative developments. The meeting of the program's expert board was held in Vitebsk today. There was a meeting with Nikolai Sherstnev, Chairman of the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee (the program is being implemented with the support of the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee). Famous sportsmen, such as Vadim Devyatovsky, Vladislav Goncharov, Vadim Streltsov and Arvydas Sabonis (Lithuania) are also among the experts of the program. The area of science will be represented by the rectors and scientists of higher educational establishments.

Mikhail Portnoy, Deputy Minister of Sports and Tourism, is among the special guests who came to Vitebsk to support the project. The members of the expert board visited general educational institutions and sports schools. There was a meeting of the members of the expert board with prize-winners of regional and national Olympiads (pupils of grades 8-11) and students who achieved good results in sports, the best students, teachers and professors. The event was held in the open dialogue format "Start to Success" at the Vitebsk State Medical University.