Lukashenko: each Belarusian scientific discovery becomes part of national treasure
A traditional ceremony of awarding doctor of science diplomas and professor certificates to scientific and scientific-pedagogical workers has taken place in the Palace of Independence
Addressing the invited scientists, the President noted, “We traditionally celebrate Belarusian Science Day by awarding doctor of science diplomas and professor certificates to scientific and scientific-pedagogical workers.”
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that science is international, it belongs to the world and is designed to serve all mankind. At the same time, the achievements of Belarusian scientists are a reason for the pride of all Belarusians.
“You are Belarusian scientists. All your extraordinary ideas and great plans are like a child for you, they are born on this land. Each discovery becomes a part of our national heritage,” the Head of State said.
The Belarusian leader warmly congratulated scientists on conferring high titles, “You have passed a long path before overcoming this professional bar. Every diploma and certificate is a result of hard work. Scientists are highly respected and supported by our state. You know how much effort and money has been invested to preserve the continuity of scientific schools and achievements of past times, to create conditions for the development of modern science.”
“I always emphasise that we are so smart because we stand on the shoulders of the gigantic science of the Soviet Union. Your contribution is great, but we are not doing it from scratch – and it refers to science, our statehood, industry, all directions, including the social sphere. Therefore, having preserved the schools (and you have developed them), we enjoy a certain result. Fifty percent of the latter can be used in our country (as I see it), and we have to sell the remaining 50 percent. It would be great to master more new technologies, of what you invent – but alas, and you know why this is so,” the Head of State added.