On Constitution Day, Alyaksandr Lukashenka has handed passports to 25 young Belarusians from different regions of the country.
For the first time, such ceremony has taken place in the hall of presenting credentials of the Palace of Independence. Usually the head of state receives foreign diplomats there.
According to Alyaksandr Lukashenka, each of the young participants is an embodiment of our ancestors’ centuries-old dream to be masters of their own land.
“For you, this dream has become a reality. You study the history of the country and, probably, you know how happy you are to be born and live in a strong and independent state,” the presidential press service quotes the Belarusian leader.
In addition to passports, boys and girls got books and sweets; they also availed of the opportunity to visit with a tour of the Palace of Independence.
25 years ago, on 15 March 1994, the Supreme Soviet (the then Belarusian parliament) adopted the Constitution of independent Belarus. However, when Alyaksandr Lukashenka came to power, the Supreme Court was disbanded and the Constitution was amended three times.