Festive events dedicated to the 74th anniversary Of The Victory in the Great Patriotic WAR
On May 9, about 800 employees, teachers, students, veterans and graduates of SSMU took part in a city parade and a solemn procession dedicated to the 74th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Rector of the University, Professor V.I. Koshel headed the solemn procession of the festively decorated column of the SSMU, which passed from Lenin Square to Karl Marx Avenue. Representatives of the University laid flowers at the Memorial of the “Fire of Eternal Glory” in memory of the soldiers who fell on the battlefields.
The university also traditionally took part in the “Immortal regiment” civil action held throughout the country for the 12th consecutive year. In this ceremonial order, portraits of university staff and students who died during the Great Patriotic War, as well as photographs of relatives and friends who fought at the front were carried through. Children and grandchildren of war participants feel united with their ancestors, walking through the streets of Stavropol with portraits of veterans to preserve the memory of the contribution of each family of our country to the Victory. This feeling of belonging to great events and the continuity of human memory is also supported by the chronicle of the exploits of relatives and friends on the site “Immortal Regiment”.
This solemn event was preceded by a series of festive events.
The Rector of the University, Professor V. I. Koshel, representatives of the university administration, the Student Union, the Interethnic Committee, the scientific student society, activists of the trade union student organization and volunteer movement.
A meeting and a festive tea party with university veterans, organized by the trade union committee of the staff and students of the SSMU, took place within the walls of the SSMU. The students’ trade union active held an arts and crafts lesson “Soldier’s cap”, the participants of which learned how to sew military caps in order to use them in patriotic actions in the future.
University students took part in organizing several city campaigns, including the St. George Ribbon, Letter to the Veteran. And the creative student groups of the State Medical University performed at the city concert venues with songs of the war years.
Also, medical students had the opportunity to take part in the “Waltz of Victory” on the Lenin Square.
On the eve of May 9, a festive photo zone was created in the lobby of the main building of the university, where veterans, teachers, along with student groups and employees were photographed during the day.
A poetry evening devoted to the Victory Day was held in the student’s poetry room, where poetry-front-line poems, contemporary works and students’ own compositions sounded.
No matter how many decades have passed since the spring of 1945, the memory of those who have travelled the fiery path of the bloodiest and merciless war in the history of mankind will forever remain in our hearts. It is thanks to the Great Victory of our fathers and grandfathers that Russia has remained an independent and sovereign state. And our duty and sacred duty is to protect the Motherland and pass on from generation to generation intolerance to war in order to prevent the repetition of its terror.