The project of the SCO youth friendship stela was presented in Chita
“Everybody make some noise”, says the entertainer, and the whole square is filling with noise of the guests. Hundreds of balloons varied in colors. A lot of guests waiting for unveiling the stela within the official opening ceremony of the main event of the year in Chita – “Student Spring Festival of the SCO countries”. The delegations are chanting the names of their countries and are painting them right here, on the asphalt. “Megapolis-Sports” arena was visited by hundreds of students who expected colorful and unforgettable emotions from the festival. There were Afghanistan, China, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Belarus, Sri Lanka, India, Iran.
“SCO Student Spring” captured the whole city, and it is not an exaggeration. You can meet people with #studvesna #chita2014 signs on their T-shirts everywhere.
At 17.30 the ceremony was proclaimed to be opened, a youth group came upon the stage to demonstrate its dances and songs.
— The historical moment takes place today. For the first time in Russia we unveiled the monument of SCO international friendship among students, - said RUY Chairman Pavel Krasnorutsky. He wished the young people to keep the days in their mind as the best memories of their lives.
Deputy Prime-Minister of the Trans-Baikal Territory Government Alexey Shemetov noticed that 3500 festival guests were the most talented and creative people from 14 countries, and the opening ceremony was the most colorful and unforgettable event.
To create the stela, a contest was organized in Chita. The name of the winner was announced during the ceremony. It was Alexander Krukov, a designer of Megapolis palace. He received a certificate for 50000 roubles. But the main present is that the monument will be a part of regional history.
The flag of the SCO youth union was beating in the wind over the heads of the guests. To run a flag up, each delegation sent its representative. After the solemn and touching minute we heard the famous song "We are the world, we are the children" which was echoed by all guests of the ceremony.
The fireworks colored as the Russian Federation flag became the peak of the bright ceremony.