Governor helps plant trees in Penza public garden
Penza, 16 April 2016. PenzaNews. The governor Ivan Belozertsev, the city head Valery Savelyev and the mayor Victor Kuvaytsev helped plant new trees in the Lermontov public garden in Penza during the city-wide Saturday neighborhood clean-up campaign on April 16.
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Moreover, other notable personalities of the region joined the improvement campaign.
Those include Victor Kondrashin, member of the Russian Federation Council; Sergei Volkov, first deputy head of the city administration; Roman Chernov, former Penza mayor, deputy general director of “TNS Energo,” managing director of “TNS Energo Penza”; Anna Kuznetsova, head of the regional APF executive committee, president of the charity foundation “Pokrov”; and Nikolai Kotov, co-chairman of the APR regional headquarters, chairman of the regional Workers Unions Federation.
The student teams, who earlier had cleaned 80 bags of trash during the Soldatskoye lake clean-up, also participated in this campaign.
The clean-up in the public garden was graced by an atmosphere of friendship and positive emotions further improved by the sunny weather.
According to the Penza region governor Ivan Belozertsev, the Saturday neighborhood clean-up tradition, which had been created in the USSR, still remains relevant even now.
“This is a very good tradition. Indeed, it is very difficult to spruce up the villages, towns and cities, areas of our region without the help from the citizens and the residents, without the joint work,” he stressed.
The head of the region said he learned to work hard with his own hands back in his childhood, when he had to help his parents in the village; however, right now he has no spare time to take care after his own dacha or a garden due to a tightly packed schedule.
Ivan Belozertsev expressed his gratitude to all citizens of the region who participated in the monthly improvement campaign, and pointed out that the Saturday clean-ups attracted not only seniors but also a lot of young men and women.
“Together, we can solve many objectives and do very much,” the governor stressed.