Disobedient children get a bunch of rods. It was believed that the names of those deserving or not deserving the gift are recorded in Nicholas’s Golden Book. With the lapse of time, the children began to write letters to the saint, in which they numbered their good deeds, asked for forgiveness for bad ones and wrote what present they wanted to get.
There is the category of children who strongly believe in this holiday since they have none to expect presents from. They happened to face the life alone without parents’ care. Therefore, three years running, the staff of Histology, Cytology and Embryology Department of Bukovinian State Medical University, led by Professor Taras Boychuk give presents to inmates of specialized boarding school in Mahala village.
It became a tradition, that the teachers of the departments together with the students of their groups come to the children with presents. And it’s always pleasant to see the joy on the children’s faces when they welcome guests. Each child is trying to talk to medical students, to speak about their achievements. It should be noted that this year the assistant professor of Department of Bioorganic and Biological Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry Irina Yaremii with her students joined the staff of the Department of Histology, Cytology and Embryology. Students of the 41 group, medical faculty № 3 were not indifferent as well and gladly joined the charity campaign. All gave pieces of their hearts to the inmates of the boarding school, and received words of thanks and warm smiles in return…
The material is prepared by Oleksandr Petryshen, an assistant of the Department of Histology, Cytology and Embryology