The Solemn Opening Ceremony of the Summer Campus - 2013 takes place
The solemn opening ceremony of the Summer Campus of the Presidential Academy took place on July 18. 300 young leaders from 27 regions of the country in the Hall n.a. Yegor Gaidar. Sergey Naryshkin, Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation and Academic Advisor of the Campus, started the event with a video address to the students.
The welcome address was given by Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Vladimir Mau, Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Viktor Tolmachev, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the ACIG Group of Companies, and Zoran Vuchinich, President of Russia, Ukraine & Belarus Business Unit of the Coca-Cola Company.
Vladimir Mau said, "I would like to see a lot of interesting projects following the results of the forum, as well as the implementation of all of them." Rector of the RANEPA also thanked co-organizers of the Summer Campus and stressed the importance of cooperation of many years and active contribution of the investors to implementation of other projects jointly with the Academy.
Rustam Minnikhanov stressed that one of the key goals of the Republic development consists in supporting the measures that contribute to the development of talented and initiative young people. He said, "You are ahead and we need to listen to what our young people think. Communicating with you, we adjust our work plans." Apart from that, he emphasized the importance of continuous further training and multi-field development, saying the following, "You must be specialists in public and municipal management, know how to communicate with people, find solutions to social problems and, of course, you are to be able to run a business."
Addressing the students, Zoran Vuchinich said that they should be able to interact with each other, "Everything you will achieve, you will achieve as a team. Don’t compete with each other, work together!" Apart from this, he also wished the participants to remember about their responsibility and spend quality time at the Campus. Zoran Vuchinich commented, "Once, you will be in our shoes investing in others."
Viktor Tolmachev said to the students, "You got a lucky ticket, rose above the commonness and persuaded yourself that everything you strive to achieve is possible. You showed strong will, firmness and intention to achieve your goals. You have not got your ships yet, but you are already captains. You are in the personnel reserve school and in front of you there are ships which are ready to accept you for interning. There you’ll get experience for future voyages. Today, all kinds of ships are represented here: power ship, science ship, global business ship, private business ship." He also stressed the importance of teamwork and involvement in the project under implementation. He wished the participants the following: "Believe in yourself, in your goal and then you will achieve everything."
The talk with the students took place after the opening address. Member of the Summer Campus Supervisory Board answered the questions dedicated to the modernization of social sphere and public management, recently finished Universiade – 2013, internships in companies co-organizing the Summer Campus, restructuring of fuel and energy sector and development of medical treatment system in the Republic of Tatarstan. The students were particularly interested in the history of the experts’ career growth.
The opening ceremony ended with solemn flag flying and a show given by the Kazan artists. The right to hoist the flag of the second international Summer Campus was granted to the best participants of the first summer Campus – 2012: Stanislav Likhachev, 3rd year student of the Lipetsk branch of the RANEPA, and Anna Sotova, 5th year student of the Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Management – Branch of the RANEPA.