February 18, 2021: the international event "Do Good" took place yesterday at the Peoples' Museum of Military History "Sambek Heights".
The event was organized by the NGO "Luch Nadezhdy" ("Ray of Hope") in cooperation with Rostov Oblast Ministry of Education and Southern Military District Defence Command. Representatives of the regional patriotic movement "Roads of Glory - Our History", Taganrog Chekhov Teachers' College, and some other institutions and creative groups participated actively in the event.
The event was an integral part of the international patriotic campaign "Russian Soldier - Peacekeeper", and was devoted to the upcoming national Defender's Day. Within the framework of "Do Good", regional educational institutions organized an art contest. It brought together participants from Russia and 16 foreign countries: Abkhazia, Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Cyprus, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Poland, Serbia, Spain, and Syria. Most artworks are currently on display in the exhibition centre of "Sambek Heights". The total number of submitted children's paintings is over 2000.
Among the participants of the event were President of Taganrog City Council (Duma) and City Executive Inna Titarenko, director of Taganrog State Group of Museums Yelizaveta Lipovenko and deputy director of Taganrog Chekhov Teachers' College Alexey Volvenko.
"At this difficult time we're all facing strong restrictive measures due to COVID-19. It became clear that kindness is so important in our lives, no matter how small or insignificant it seems to be. We all encounter tight restrictions due to COVID-19 at this difficult time. It is now realized that good is very important in our life, no matter how small this good seems. We may just give a helping hand to our old neighbour, bring him or her to buy groceries or call a doctor if necessary. Good is always multifaceted and always goes back. The more good we do, the less wars, conflicts, fights and problems we receive. Let us overcome evil with good!" Inna Titarenko said.