On behalf of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and myself I congratulate you on the wonderful spring holiday − Women's Day!
In the rapid flow of events, we, men, sometimes unfairly forget to tell you, dear women, words of admiration and gratitude for your daily work, for a significant contribution to the development of Belarusian science and society. But these words are so important! Only women are able to combine tenderness and determination, wisdom and youth. Only women have enough strength to make a career, and fill the house with comfort, and surround with the care of loved ones.
Year by year, the role of women in our country is increasing. Your high professionalism, creative approach to work, enthusiasm, and initiative play an important role in the life of the Academy of Sciences. After all, representatives of the fair sex make more than 47% in the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. And the last elections of new full members (academicians) and corresponding members showed that women occupy a worthy place among the scientific elite of the country.
The year 2018 has been declared the Year of Small Motherland by the President of the Republic of Belarus. Each of us has a small homeland inextricably linked with the image of mother, memory, filial duty and filial gratitude. In this regard, we, scientists, have a lot to do to study and preserve history and strengthen the potential of our country's regions.
I would like to wish that cordial warmth will surround you not only on this day. Let luck and joy of discovery accompany you, and good mood never leaves you. I wish you to love and to be loved! Be healthy, happy, well-being and let your soul stay young, dear women!
Chairman of the NASB Presidium, Academician