Ilsur Metshin: “Open-hearted people always have time for good deeds”
Today, the IV International
forum “A Good Kazan. Charity and national projects” took place at the Kazan City
Hall. It was attended by more than 500 people- heads of non-profit
organizations, charity foundations, experts from 40 cities of Russia and other
countries. One of the main topics of the forum is the implementation of the national
projects aimed at improving the living standards. Today, non-profit
organizations can be effectively involved in this activity, said the mayor of
Kazan Ilsur Metshin.
organizations can be involved in the implementation of the national projects,
and our task is to support them”
Ilsur Metshin reminded that the project “A Good Kazan”
was founded 3 years ago thanks to not indifferent citizens. “Day by day, the
project proves that open-hearted people will always have time for good deeds,
because of their desire and spirit”, – the mayor said. – For those who do good,
there are no boundaries".
Today the project “A Good Kazan” has become one of the
priorities of urban development of the capital of Tatarstan, I.Metshin reminded
and thanked all the participants for their contribution to the development of
Moral upbringing of citizens and their generosity play
an important role in the development of the city– it is an important part of
the life of the city and a huge driver, I. Metshin added.
“Implementing the project “A Good Kazan”, we are
always guided by the principle “better but together”. And in this sense,
non-profit charity organizations are the main partner and an integral element
of all ongoing work in the field of charity,” the mayor said. Today the project
“A Good Kazan” unites more than 70 non-profit organizations.
The plan of the plenary session included the question NPOs
participation in the implementation of the national development goals and
national projects launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Every volunteer can put into practice his
ideas and good initiatives”
For the heads of NPOs from other cities of Russia, the
forum will become a start of new projects, said in turn the deputy head of the
Federal Agency for Youth Affairs Andrei Platonov. The Federal Agency for Youth
Affairs conducts the project “Social activity” of the national project “Education”
and participates in two more national projects – “Culture” and “Demography”.
“Support for the volunteer movement is provided in
many of our projects, each volunteer can put into practice his ideas and good
initiatives," A.Platonov said.
The head of the Association service of the mayor's
office of Paris, Marie-Laurent Graveaux, also addressed the participants of the
forum with a greeting.
“It is a great pleasure for me to be
in Kazan and present to you the main aspects of support for NGOs in Paris, as
well as to learn about the initiatives that are being implemented here”, - she
The forum “A Good Kazan” will be held on December 2 and 3, it will be
attended by experts from all over the country, as well as the President of the International
charity Fund “Together for life” Clara Arnal (Spain), the General Director of
the Russian house Foundation in Barcelona Anna Silunas and others.