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25th anniversary of children’s and youth newspaper “Pyatiy ugol” celebrated in Penza

13:01 | 12.05.2017 | Society

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Penza, 12 May 2017. PenzaNews. Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the children’s and youth newspaper “Pyatiy ugol” was held at the Penza Palace of Child and Youth Creativity on Friday, May 12.

25th anniversary of children’s and youth newspaper “Pyatiy ugol” celebrated in Penza

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At the beginning of an official part, the teacher-organizer of the highest qualification category, the editor of the children’s and youth newspaper “Pyatiy ugol” Galina Zelinskaya expressed gratitude to people who had made a great contribution to the development of the medium – the first head of the Penza interacademic training centre Vladimir Filimonov, the editor of the newspaper "Rovesnik" Lyudmila Vasilyeva, as well as Marina Sergeeva who created the unusual name.

"We have always had people who understood and supported the newspaper as well as our desire to become the centre of attraction for boys and girls," she said noting that many of those people were present at the event.

Then, the deputy minister of education of the Penza region Lilia Chaschina presented Galina Zelinskaya with a letter of gratitude for a great contribution to the development of mass media for children and young people and wished the newspaper further development and unusual views on usual things.

"The issues you touch upon in the newspaper are the most important ones. The ideas are expressed by children and they deal with children's life and the main issues in education.

In turn, the deputy head of education, youth politics and family rights protection department of the regional Ministry of Education Alexander Bochkarev noted that "Pyatiy ugol" is a school of young journalists.

"Right now I am reading articles written by graduates of your school who already managed to become professional journalists. It is your personal great achievement," he stressed.

The deputy head of the Extracurricular Education, Tutorage, Guardianship and Human Resourcing Department of Penza city Marina Avdonina expressed the opinion that the newspaper "Pyatiy ugol" became a kind of a brand name in Russia.

"A lot of people had a chance to work with you. [...] You take part in many events. Thank you for this," she said and presented the editor of the newspaper with a letter of gratitude.

Turning to those present, the head of the centre of Penza technological education, the honoured teacher of the Russian Federation Svetlana Kudinova added that only a few projects for adults managed to exist over 25 years, while "Pyatiy ugol" continues to develop successfully. She awarded outstanding pupils of the school of a young journalist with certificates.

The deputy head of the Information Policy and Mass Media Department of the Penza region Olesya Vishnyakova, who is a graduate of the school of a young journalist under the newspaper "Pyatiy ugol", thanked Galina Zelinskaya for the start in profession, which she had given to her pupils, and presented her with a letter of gratitude.

Her speech was followed by congratulations from other graduates of the school of a young journalist.

The chair of the department of journalism of Penza State University Ekaterina Reva said that the newspaper's anniversary is a milestone event for the city and the region.

" 'Pyatiy ugol' is something more than rich history and dozens of graduates, many of whom later became students of our department and successful mass media specialists. 'Pyatiy ugol' is a leader of children and youth journalism in the Penza region," she noted.

During the event, guests could visit an exhibition of newspapers – winners of a regional contest of school newspapers. In addition, it was possible to get acquainted with previous issues of the "Pyatiy ugol" newspaper as well as with a stand of the Penza technological education centre. Pupils could enjoy playgrounds.

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