Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn. One of the major festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance. Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities.
PERSONALITY. Nowadays Volodymyr Ivasiuk’s name, as of a great composer, founder of Ukrainian pop music, is known to many people around the globe. But it wasn’t always so easy to express one’s admiration for his bottomless talent, to pay honour to this true titan of Ukrainian music. Only in 1995 with the foundation of Chernivtsi V.Ivasiuk Memorial Museum the comprehensive information about his life and creative work became available to the general public.
CHARITY EVENT.Traditionally, on the occasion of St. Nicholas Day, students of Bukovinian State Medical University hold numerous charity events in order to give joy, warmth and smile to those deprived of it.
This year was not an exception either. On December, 19 the students, led by their teachers Khrystyna Chympoi and Yana Teleki, instructors of Internal Medicine Department with the assistance of the staff of the Department of Internal Medicine visited the orphanage for disabled children in the village Zaluchia-Dolishnie, Sniatyn District, Ivano-Frankivsk Region.
CHARITY EVENTS. The tradition of receiving gifts from St. Nicholas originated from Medieval Germany, where on the eve of the holiday parents gave the children new winter clothes. Eventually they started to do this secretly at night, so the children could believe in the miracles. Sweets, nuts, toys were also presented later. They were usually hidden in new or polished and repaired old shoes, placed near fireplaces, or in the stockings hung on the fireplace. Children believe that St. Nicholas throws the gifts into the houses through the chimneys.
ACADEMIC MOBILITY. On November 27-30, 2013 Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations, Professor Oleksandr Ivashchuk made an official visit to the city of Riga (Latvia) in the framework of Bukovinian State Medical University participation in the Erasmus Mundus grant program.
During the working meeting, which was attended by the representatives of all the consortium “MEDEA” partner universities, a formal agreement on cooperation in the framework of Erasmus Mundus (Action 2) was signed and the issues of academic mobility of students and young scientists between partner universities were fixed up.
VOLUNTEERING. Today, one of the most important parts of the modern educational institution is the development of the volunteer movement. Ukraine has an ancient tradition of public labor, mutual care for one's neighbor. People working in this area, were called public persons, community leaders, altruists, benefactors, volunteers etc. Then a new era came and we began to call these people differently – volunteers.
Students and teachers of Bukovinian State Medical University organize and participate in a lot of charity events dedicated to the commemoration of anniversaries, celebrations of state and religious holidays.
HOLIDAY. The best student of Bukovinian State Medical University was chosen on November 21, 2013 at the Palace "Academichnyi".
It should be noted that the recital became a final event in the celebration of Students’ Day in BSMU. A range of events devoted to the International Students’ Day have been already held: art studios concert in the palace "Academichnyi", the amateur student theater artists presented a performance "Chasing Two Hares".
The grand meeting of BSMU Students’ Scientific Society was also held in the network of solemn events.