I.Metshin at the first session of the Kazan Youth Parliament: “Your task is to represent the youth of Kazan in all its diversity”
The first session of the Kazan Youth Parliament was
held today at the City Hall. The meeting was held by Evgeny Chekashov, Chair of
the standing commission on youth affairs, physical culture and sports of the Kazan
Opening the meeting, Ilsur Metshin congratulated the
members of the Youth Parliament on their election.
“You were elected for 2 years, this is a long term.
During this time, you can do a lot. Moreover, you can continue working. The
world is your oyster. I believe you will be creative and handle the challenges
facing the city at the forefront. The Kazan City Duma and the Youth Parliament
have the same goals and objectives, we are ready to listen to you. As a Mayor,
I would like to see you as genuine assistants, because Kazan is our common
home. We live and work here. And tomorrow, of course, is yours. What it will be
depends largely on how we cooperate you today”, - I.Metshin emphasized.
Representatives of the newly formed commissions of the
Youth Parliament spoke at the meeting. They spoke about the key areas of work,
tasks and plans. Idel Kiyamov, the host of the state TV and radio company “Tatarstan”,
told about the preservation of native languages and the development of
interethnic relations among the youth of Kazan.
The head of the Medical Volunteers of the republic of
Tatarstan movement Anna Makarova raised the issue of ecology and promotion of separate
waste collection, health protection and development of a healthy lifestyle in
In addition, a student of the Kazan Medical
University, Irakli Chanturia, suggested to engage doctors in the students mentoring
Liana Pakhareva, Director General of the center for
support of the self-employed, told about youth entrepreneurship, employment and
Nina Shimina proposed to organize a co-working space
for young mothers in Kazan. According to her idea, women could work here for
several hours a day while a nanny to take care of their kids.
Ilsur Metshin highly appreciated this initiative, but noted
that there is no need to build a separate building for its implementation. “We
have a huge number of youth clubs in our city. We can provide all the necessary
conditions for mothers to work here- offices, Internet, computers”, - the Mayor
said and instructed the Committee on children and youth affairs to work on this
Besides, the Chair of the Youth Parliament was elected
at the meeting. It became the head of the organizational sector of the
Tatarstan Accounts Chamber Maria Vyugina. Among the main activities of the
Youth Parliament in the upcoming years, she sees the active involvement of
young people in volunteering, their education in the spirit of mutual respect
and ethno-cultural development, work to create conditions for self-realization
of young people, support the self-employed, and the introduction of educational
programs on financial literacy.
speech, I’ve heard views that I absolutely share and will fully support. A way
always begins with a first step. Kazan is a pilot city for many projects, many
of them were first introduced here. It is always difficult, but it is very
important,”- the Mayor said, summing up the meeting.
information, the decision to create a Youth Parliament was made at the XLI
session of the City Duma.