23 December 2009, Wednesday, 17:38
author: Ramil Rahmatov | photo: Andrey Starostin
The Republican "Cicero" Public Speaking Competition takes place in Ufa on December 21-23. Over 70 young people from all over the republic have come to Ufa to participate in it. There are students, post-graduate students, working young people among them. Only eight participants will reach the final.
"You are going to keep the memory of this event for a long time," Azamat Galin, the head of the department on culture, sports, mass media, youth and interethnic relations of the RB Government Office, said in his welcoming speech. "Being participants of this competition you will get a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience which will be useful for you throughout your life. You are young, talented and active and you should bear in mind that you have everything in your hands. Your success depends on what your goal is. Do not be upset if you fail to reach the final. Your being here is already a victory. You will keep coming back here in your memory. This is what you will remember forever."
Alexander Nikerin, the RB Minister for Youth Policy, Sports and Tourism and the trainers: the RF and RB honoured mass media worker Nil Distanov, Candidate of Psychology Victor Kuronov, Candidate of Pedagogics Sergey Trusov and Svetlana Mustafina, the chief expert of the public organizations' department of the RB Ministry for Youth Policy, Sports and Tourism, welcomed the participants at Voshod recreation base. From December 21 to December 23 they have taught them such courses as Effective Self-presentation, Basic Programs and Trends of Realization of the State Youth Policy in Bashkortostan, Speaking Techniques, Anchor's Skills and Team Building.
The Competition's awarding ceremony will take place on December 24.