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The International Family Day


16 May 2019
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In honor of the International Family Day, which is annually celebrated on May 15, at the TSU named after G.R. Derzhavin a competition among student families was held.

“This competition is held at the university every year, but for the first time at such a large scale,” - said Svetlana Konchakova, vice rector for corporate policy at TSU. - About 40 families applied for participation, six of which compete in the final. Among them are both very young families, and couples with experience of living together. They all met in the walls of Derzhavin University.

The finalists of the TSU Student Family Competition were: Yulia and Artem Vorobyevs, a student and a graduate of the Medical Institute; Irina and Mikhail Golubevs - a student of the Pedagogical Institute and a student of the Institute of Economics, Management and Service; Alina and Alexey Petrakovs - a student of the Institute of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies and a student of the Institute of Law and National Security; Anastasia and Ivan Sadchikovs - a student of the Faculty of Culture and Arts and a graduate of the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports; Anastasia and Alexei Semenovs - a student of the Institute of Law and National Security and a student of the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports; students of the Faculty of Culture and Arts Daria and Konstantin Smirnovs.

For the families we prepared several tests in which they demonstrated partnership support, mutual understanding, resourcefulness and originality. The performances of the contest participants were evaluated by the jury.

In the first stage of the competition, the couple met with the audience: they presented their couples - they told about the history of creation, the traditions of their families. Then the organizers checked how well the spouses know each other. Couples were required to answer questions about their family life.

One of the university dynasties came to support young student families - Keino's family with 35 years of family life.

“My wife and I enjoyed watching the competition and remembered how we were students, we studied together at the Sports faculty,” - shared Alexander Keino. - Then we decided to start a family and did not regret it. We have two children: the son also graduated from the Sports faculty, and the daughter. She studied at the Institute of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologieshe. We have three grandchildren. We continue to work at Derzhavin University.

According to the jury, the Petrakovs became the best student family of TSU.

We have one life for two,” - said Alina Petrakova. - We are happy that we have each other, and love and mutual understanding in the family are the main “ingredients” of our happiness!"

The second place was taken by the Smirnovs, the third place went to the Vorobyovs family. According to the results of voting on the social network, the Semenovs family became the owner of the audience award. Student families were presented with household appliances and vouchers for the Goldym university recreation center.