August 18, Alina Berezhnaya). Today the relay race of the WorldSkills movement
ended in Kazan. Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, and Josa De Goi, the vice
president of strategic affairs and the chairman of the strategic development
committee of WorldSkills International, took part in the ceremony of honoring
the flag. It took place during the aviation festival “I choose the sky”. The
head of the city noted that the capital of Tatarstan is ready to meet the
participants of the 45th WorldSkills Championships Kazan 2019 from 22 to 27 of
August, show them their hospitality, and hold competitions at a high level.
holiday, parachutists jumped with the flags of WorldSkills and WorldSkills
Kazan 2019. After that, the MI-8 helicopter carried the WorldSkills Kazan 2019
flag over the waters of Kazanka River. Flag honoring continued at the Family
Center “Kazan”. During the ceremony, Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of the capital of
Tajikistan, applied a patch in the form of the Kazan sigil to the flag of the
upcoming world championship.
“We are on
the verge of another major even. Kazan is welcoming the world championship in professional
excellence and its guests”, said Ilsur Metshin. “Participants from all over the
world will come to the capital of Tatarstan, the best experts, craftsmen from
63 countries”. “We hope that the championship will give a new impetus to the
development of working professions”, added the Mayor. “I want to believe that
once again Kazan will show its hospitality to the whole world and will forever
remain in the hearts of those to who we welcome!”
WorldSkills flag relay is a project that brings together workers from all over
the world, believes the vice president of WorldSkills International. “This
project is unique, it resembles the Olympic torch relay. In March 2018, I had
the opportunity to take part in it and put three stripes on the flag”, said Josa
De Goi at the ceremony in the Family Center “Kazan”. He noted that he had
already managed to talk with some experts and participants of WorldSkills Kazan
2019. “Everyone likes both the conditions that are created for them and Kazan”.
He thanked Rustam Minnikhanov, the President of the RT, and Ilsur Metshin, the
Mayor of Kazan, for organizing the championship. Josa De Goi also handed over
the WorldSkills flag relay certificate to the head of the city.
The WorldSkills flag relay race began in 2017
in Abu Dhabi during the closing of the 44th WorldSkills Championships. For two
years, the flag visited the International Space Station in 20 countries.
Stripes with logos of previous world championships were applied to the flag on
each of them. After that, the WorldSkills flag relay movement continued across
24 subjects of Russia and 43 municipal districts of Tatarstan and ended in the
capital of the republic.
Kazan residents and guests will see the flags of WorldSkills and WorldSkills
Kazan 2019 at the opening ceremony, which will be held at the stadium “Kazan
Arena” on August 22.
solemn part of the celebration, the attention of the audience turned to the
sky, where the flight performance began under the clouds. One after another,
general-purpose aircraft appeared in the “air arena”, followed by heavy
aircraft: “Tu-95”, “Tu-160”, “Tu-22MZ”, “Tu-214” and helicopters “Ansat”,
“Mi-8”, “An-2”, “Yak-12”, “Bell 206B3”. A special guest of the aviation
festival was the aerobatic team “Rus”. Pilots demonstrated complex elements
with loops, rebuilding and other maneuvers on jet training aircraft “L-39
Albatros”. Spectators froze in awe as aviators swept over their heads, leaving
a smoke trail behind them.
classes on laying parachutes were organized for guests of the holiday “I choose
the sky”. Young spectators designed polystyrene airplanes and competed in the
launch of paper airplanes. In addition, a career guidance alley was organized,
where 17 universities and enterprises of Kazan spoke about work in the aviation
industry. The holiday ended with a concert.
Nigmatullin, the first deputy prime minister of the RT, Timur Alibaev, the head
of the Aviastroitelny and Novo-Savinovsky districts’ administration, and others
also attended the festival.