On 15th November this year a ”Polish Language Week” in schools of the Vilnius region was officially inaugurated. The inauguration took place in the hall of Lithuanian Educological University.
The ceremony was attended by the dean of the Philology Department Prof. Dr Gintautas Kundrotas, the head of the Centre of Polish Language, Culture and Teaching Theory Reader Dr Irena Masojć, Reader Dr Romuald Naruniec, Reader Dr Barbara Dwilewicz, Reader Dr Halina Turkiewicz, Dr Henryka Sokołowska, Dr Józef Szostakowski, the university teacher from the Polish Studies Centre of Vilnius University Reader Dr Mirosław Dawlewicz, the President of the Association of Polish Teachers in Lithuania Danuta Szejnicka as well as by many Polish teachers and school children from the Vilnius region.
The ceremony included a performance by a combined choir of “Legenda” and “Credo” from the Rev. Józef Obrembski High School in Mejszagoła (artistic director: Ms Jasia Mackiewicz). The audience listened to the reciters from the St. R. Kalinowski School in Niemież, among them to the winners of the Recitation Contest “Kresy” (“Borderlands”), Dominika Bartaszewicz and Edward Romanowski (teacher: Janina Bacewicz).
At the beginning of the inauguration Reader Dr Romuald Naruniec has given a lecture entitled “Searching for identity in the contemporary literature”. Then the spelling contest took place. After a short break the delegates from each school had an opportunity to take part in a quiz about Polish language, literature and culture. The ceremony ended with a concert of a band „Viva L’arte” created by the first-year students of Polish philology.
Tłumaczenie Milena Jajkowska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Milena Jajkowska the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.