Congratulations on Freedom Day from Ivonka Survilla.
Congratulations on the Freedom Day from Ivonka Survilla, the Chairperson of the Rada of the Belarusian People's Republic, was published on the website radabnr.org:
– My dear fellow Belarusians!
On this first Freedom Day in the second century of our Republic's existence, I want to share my delight with you: despite all the mockery, the physical destruction of the best sons and daughters of our land, the propaganda that continues till this day, despite the zeal of the enemies, trying to erase our land from the earth, we survived! Belarus lives!
The second century of our modern state has begun, unfortunately, with an intensified propaganda attack against us. However, in the last quarter of the century, Belarusians have learned to think in other categories and know the difference between freedom and slavery. Many Belarusians, especially from the younger generation, saw with their own eyes that even small states without natural wealth, but with a talented and hardworking society that works all together for the welfare of their people, can live prosperously.
There is no need to prove to the Belarusian youth that successful, educated and free citizens are the most important resource of the country. My meetings with young Belarusians fill my heart with joy: this is gold, which we should value.
So I appeal first of all to you, my dear young friends! After all, you are able to save our land from new bondage. You understand the dignity of a free man. You know who you are!
My dear compatriots!
I, personally and on behalf of the Rada of the Belarusian People's Republic, congratulate all of you with a new, second century from the proclamation of the independence of Belarus, and I wish the struggle for freedom to be fruitful and victorious!
Long live Belarus!