The All-Russian civil patriotic forum “Russia is our home” established by Irkutsk State Technical University was held on Lake Baikal on the 3 – 5 of December.
The forum was visited by representatives of Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, office of the Plenipotentiary of Russian President in Siberian Federal District, Ministry of Sport and Youth Policy of Irkutsk region and federal state government-financed organization “Rospatriotcentr”.
On the 4th of December Alexander STRADZE, Head of Department of public policy in the field of children and youth education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia told the participants of the forum about development prospects of youth policy in the sphere of civil patriotism. He appreciated the attitude of the forum organizers to the questions of patriotic education of young people and development of students’ initiatives.
“We speak a lot about independence of students, about their role not only in the development of the University but also of the whole region. The position of each young man/woman is very important under circumstances of current politic and economic cataclysm. The development of the whole society depends on his/her attitude to the country, the region and the University. Our country has a big economic potential and each student of a higher educational institution must learn to use it efficiently” – Mr. STRADZE emphasized.
On the 5th of December students presented the results of their work in four sections to Lyubov BURDA, Deputy Plenipotentiary of Russian President in Siberian Federal District. After one-hour meeting with students she thanked them for active stand in life and their wish to improve the life in our country.
“I am very proud that we have such young people. You can do a lot by yourself. Today you have raised very topical issues of volunteering, youth policy in the sphere of civil patriotism. Many of your initiatives will be taken into account by the development of the public youth policy” – Mrs. BURDA emphasized.
By the results of the forum work the best practices will be chosen and guidelines will be developed on carrying out events in 2015 devoted to the development of civil sense of justice and patriotism. The developed guidelines will be sent to universities and the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia.
Alexander AFANASYEV, Acting Rector of ISTU commented on the results of the forum work: “The patriotic forum is the next step in the development of the culture of student government at our University. Our students gained experience of organization of events on the All-Russian level. I thank students of the University for their activity, for their wish to make life in our region richer and more interesting, to show not only the level of ISTU, but of Irkutsk region. We hope, that “Russia is our home” will become a visiting card of the University as a center of big students’ projects.”