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Alexander Shumilin laid flowers at the monument to the staff and teachers of BSUPC who died during the Great Patriotic War

 Alexander Shumilin laid flowers at the monument to the staff and teachers of BSUPC who died during the Great Patriotic War

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Alexander Shumilin laid flowers at the monument to the staff and teachers of BSUPC who died during the Great Patriotic War

On the eve of Victory Day, the Chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Shumilin, laid flowers at the monument to teachers and students of the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture, who died in the struggle for freedom and independence of the Motherland.

«The echo of the war touched every inhabitant of our country. According to official figures, during the Great Patriotic War, three million Belarusians died - almost every third. Behind these figures are not just people's lives, but whole stories and destinies filled with patriotism, courage and the deepest, selfless love for their homeland! This is the greatest feat of our people for the sake of future generations, prosperity and independence of the Republic of Belarus», said Alexander Shumilin. He also noted that this place is doubly symbolic.It shows that during the Great Patriotic War, young people and the creative intelligentsia stood shoulder to shoulder defending our country and gave their lives for this. What we, the descendants of the great winners, will always remember. «May 9 is a holy holiday for people of all generations, which symbolizes the heroic past of our fathers and grandfathers. We are the victorious people and our victory will live on for centuries», the Chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technology emphasized.

The staff and specialists of the State Institution «National Center for Intellectual Property», the Republican Scientific and Technical Library, the Belarusian Innovation Fund and the State Institution «Belarusian Institute for System Analysis and Information Support of the Scientific and Technical Sphere» took part in the ceremony of laying flowers.