Yenisey Day unites people
Thursday November 12th, 2015
The Khakassky Reserve awarded winners of contests devoted to the Yenisey Day. The awards ceremony took place on November 11th, 2015.
The Yenisey Day is an environmental holiday that is celebrated by the Khakassky Reserve every year. Throughout the year the reserve holds various contests and events engaging participants from all regions of Russia.
The reserve engages physically disabled people in its activities. For example, this year 10 students of the Boarding School for Children with Visual Impairments submitted their answers for the Yenisey Day quiz, and 5 of them won. The children worked very hard to give correct answers and were invited to the awards ceremony which took place at the reserve’s main building.
The students have also prepared for the event: Olga Levkut recited a poem about the Yenisey River and students of the Civil Engineering College (Abakan) presented cakes with wishes.
At the meeting, the participants made a video call to Kristina Nesterova, a student of the Distance Learning School (Tashtyp). Along with the children, she painted on river stones and listened to nature sounds. At the end, the winners of the contests received the awards and gifts. Kristina will receive her gifts from the Khakassky Reserve later.
Teachers from the school and college expressed their thanks to the reserve for giving an opportunity to people with physical disabilities to participate in environmental activities. This contributes a lot to their social adaptation and personal development. The Khakassky Reserve also wants to thank people who participate in environmental activities. When we work together, we can achieve great results.
The Yenisey Day is an environmental holiday established in 2012 by Viktor Zimin, the head of the Government of Khakassia and chairman of the Guardian Council of the Khakass branch of the Russian Geographical Society.
The holiday is celebrated on the last Saturday of September to draw people’s attention to the problems of water resources.
In 2013, the Yenisey Day project received the Crystal Compass Award as the best environmental project—the first award for achievements in national geography, ecology, and conservation of natural, cultural and historical heritage of Russia. In 2015, the Yenisey Day became a laureate of the Vladimir Vernadsky “Ecological Culture. Peace and Harmony” Fund in the Environmental Education and Enlightening nomination.