(KZN.RU, July 1, Alena Miroshnichenko). For the third time, the capital of Tatarstan will hold a contest “Kazan is the city of happy families”. It will be held on the All-Russian Day of Family, Love and Loyalty, which has been celebrated in the country on July 8for the past 13 years. Rimma Minnullina, the head of the Civil Registry Office, spoke in more detail about the upcoming event at the regular staff meeting at the Kazan Executive Committee.
In honor of the main family holiday of the country, the Civil Registry Office and the Committee on Children and Youth Affairs together with the Pushkin Center for Russian Culture and Language and the Center for Motherhood Protection “Umilenie” will organize a large family festival on July 8. An activity area for children will be organized in the lobby of the Center of Russian Culture and Language of A. Pushkin, which opened in Kazan on June 6. It will include master classes on modeling and needlework, face paint and animation. A thematic photo zone will also be installed there; a charity fair will be launched. And competitions for the title of an intellectual, sports, and creative family will take place on the stage.
R. Minnullina marked that the purpose of the contest “Kazan is a city of happy families” is to popularize the values of family culture. It means to foster in the youth environment a positive attitude towards family and marriage, to promote and enhance the social prestige of family lifestyle and responsible parenthood. Any family can take part in the competition. By the way, today on July 1, is the last day for accepting applications that can be submitted online in the prescribed form to the post office firstname.lastname@example.org. The head of the Kazan Registry Office invited colleagues and citizens to support the competition. “All participants will be awarded a certificate. The nominees and winners will receive diplomas, valuable prizes and gifts from partners of the competition”, she said.
R. Minnullina reminded that the competition would be held in three categories. The finalists in the nomination “Intellectual Family” will be determined on July 6 at 6 pm in the Kazan Youth Center named after A. Gaidar. There will be a quiz game on the knowledge of family traditions of the different peoples, as well as facts from the life of historical dynasties of Tatarstan and Russia.
On July 7 at 11 am, finalists will be determined in the nomination “Sports Family” according to the results of the competition “Merry Starts” in the park “Sosnovaya Roscha” near the HoC “Khimikov”.
The winners in the most spectacular nomination “Creative Family” will be determined on the Day of Family, Love and Loyalty at the Pushkin Center of Russian Culture and Language. Participants will have to present their creative family business card.
“By the tradition, the culmination of the event will be the ceremonial awarding the public Russian Federation Award “For love and loyalty” to 12 public couples who have been married for more than 25 years”, said the speaker. Among the awardees, R. Minnullina named the large family of Rauf and Rezida Garafutdinovs. The head of the family, a participant in the liquidation of the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. His wife was awarded the medal “Ana Dany – Maternal Glory” for the decent upbringing of five children. It is a distinction of the highest degree of motherhood in Tatarstan. The family of Yury and Valentina Morozovs, representatives of the labor dynasty of the Elecon Plant, will also be celebrated. The total work experience of this dynasty, which has more than 20 people, is 491 years. The medal “For Love and Loyalty” will be awarded to the family of Azat Khalimov, an Honored Artist of the RT, and Zukhra Khalimova, a People’s Artist of the RT. This year, they celebrate 35 years of marriage.
R. Minnullina invited all residents and guests of the city to join the celebration of the Day of Family, Love and Loyalty. It will begin on July 8 at 4.30 pm in the Pushkin Center of Russian Culture and Language.
“We live in a country where family values have an unshakable foundation. It is essential to cultivate them, talk about exemplary families, as well as hold such contests and participate in them”, said Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan. He encouraged colleagues also to join the event.
“The competition is nice and new; we will support it. And I would like its name to become prophetic, that we should be a city where family values are supported and where the happiest families live”, concluded the Mayor.