Dear cultural workers, artists, dear veterans!
I heartily congratulate you on your professional holiday - Happy Culture Worker!
You carry with honor a high humanistic and enlightening mission. Your multifaceted creative work, enthusiasm, a huge contribution to the preservation and development of the historical and cultural traditions of the peoples living in our republic deserve the most sincere recognition. You generously share with people the wealth of your soul, give them the joy of communicating with the Beauty. Thanks to your ideas, painstaking work, the cultural life of our republic every year becomes more meaningful and emotionally saturated.
The role of culture in the history of the country is difficult to overestimate. This year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. It was art that all these years helped to mobilize forces, gain victories on the fronts of the war, and later on major construction sites. The mission that you continue to carry is invaluable today. It is no coincidence that culture was included in the list of national priorities of the state policy of the country.
We have something to be proud of! Tatarstan today leads in the main indicators in the field of culture. The republic exceeded the plan for the national project "Culture". Last year, Tatarstan residents and guests of the republic visited cultural institutions more than 28 million times - this is an important indicator of the effectiveness of our common work and confirmation of the correctness of the chosen course of development of the industry as a whole.
I express my gratitude to everyone who works in our culture houses, libraries, theaters, museums, children's art schools for their sincere dedication to the profession.
Dear colleagues, accept on this day words of gratitude for your fruitful and much-needed work for people, for creativity, enthusiasm, for tirelessness in work. After all, even the doors of cultural institutions closed in connection with the coronavirus pandemic did not stop you - you continue to delight lovers of the beautiful with online performances and virtual tours.
On this wonderful holiday, I would like to wish you to remain inspired, sensitive and creative. Let your activity bring pleasure to others and yourself! I wish you an inexhaustible stream of creative energy, the realization of the most daring ideas, the successful implementation of new projects, health and prosperity!
Respectfully, Minister of Culture Irada Ayupova