Bobruisk City Council established a prize for achievements in the promotion of the Belarusian language. She will be celebrating the local culture, art, education, and media representatives. According to officials, the award will facilitate the return to public life of the Belarusian language.
Special Prize of Bobruisk City Council named the national writer of Belarus Mikhail Lynkov. In the 20's of last century Linkov worked in the newspaper "Communist", which in those days was issued in Bobruisk in the Belarusian, Russian, Hebrew and ukrainaskay languages.
Who will be worthy of this award Lynkov will determine the commission, which is still being created.
Explains employee of the ideological department of the city executive committee Bobruisk:
"The prize will be awarded to the workers of culture, art, education, media representatives, to achieve some success in the promotion of the Belarusian language.'s Exactly Bobruisk residents"
Or increase of the Belarusian language in Bobruisk? Is there, for example, the replacement of Russian-language signs with street names on the Belarusian-language?
"Not all at once, of course. Slowly. Now here we are writing extensions as in Russian and the Belarusian language. Gradually we will go, of course. But everything depends on funding. Will the money — we will soon do will be less — will slower. But no need to hurry, because Bobruisk is a cosmopolitan city. "
Independent Bobruisk journalist Andrew Shopina positive attitude to the efforts of the city executive committee in the return of the Belarusian language in public urban life.
Shopina, however, doubts that it could be awarded a prize named Michal Lynkov:
"I have a date in the Belarusian language, and they were taking would probably be in this competition. But who will carry out this selection, or allow me, who will be in the committee, or who will be engaged in this contest — I just do not know. But the idea, the initiative itself — it's good. "
Activist Ales CHigir reserved about the care of the bureaucratic language in Bobruisk.
"Their efforts have somewhat formal. Is there a government program — the officials have to be in line with the program. Somewhere there are signs in the Belarusian language, there are some posters. Perhaps the most significant achievement was the fact that the open" Bobruisk arena "all signs in the Belarusian language and the name in the Belarusian language."
By Ales Chyhir, if there are signs of belarushchyny in Bobruisk, it is still only a zeal of private individuals.
In Bobruisk, home to about 250,000 people. 83% of them — Belarusians, 13% — Russian, 2% — Ukrainians, for 0.27% of Poles and Jews.
December 31, 2009 Chairman of the Executive Committee Petr Rudnik program promoting whiteRussian language Mogilev region. Public officials and public organizations should promote the use of the Belarusian language and promote it. Among the items is listed and increase the level of knowledge of the language by officials. Each executive committee had to develop their own approaches to this issue. About how language popularized in the region to conduct sea.