Shevchenko’s anniversary was celebrated in Uzhgorod

Today, March 9, in Uzhgorod, near the monument to Shevchenko, there was a Popular Assembly dedicated to celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko.

Leaders of regional authorities, deputies, representatives of creative unions, NGOs, community leaders, priests and journalists came to honor the great poet, the press service of the regional council reported.

The Regional Council Chairman Ivan Baloha, congratulating countrymen on the occasion of the anniversary of the poet, said that Shevchenko’s words are still relevant today.

The head of the RSA Valeriy Lunchenko also addressed to the participants of the assembly and said that the nation celebrates the 200th anniversary of the great poet in hard times. "Shevchenko is a symbol that unites Ukrainians, that helps us at any time."

The head of the regional organization of the National Union of Writers Vasyl Husti, the head of the regional organization of the All-Ukrainian Society "Enlightenment" Volodymyr Pipash and others also spoke to the audience.

Priests of various denominations held a prayer service.

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