Chair of Ukrainian Studies
The Day of the Ukrainian Writing and Language Day is on 9 th November
A word comes first to us. A word helps us to learn the world, discover the secrecy and complexity of other sciences: geography, history, biology, physics, mathematics… Language is a stream of knowledge which extends, grows and develops in a large river. A human thinks in language, involves in national spirituality, and becomes a Person. The Language joints us with our ancestors and culture. It has a powerful gift of living and inexhaustible treasury, from which we take ideas about the world, our family and our land.
The general Ukrainian Dictation of the National Unity, which has been annually held since November 9, 2011 on the Ukrainian Writing and Language Day, allows each of the participants to test their knowledge, support the mother tongue and prove to the whole world that the Ukrainian language is prestigious and it is spoken by millions of people in Ukraine and abroad.
The 12 th International Petro Yatsyk Contest of the Ukrainian Language Mastership launches on the Ukrainian Writing and Language Day. This unique language Marathon was initiated by famous Ukrainian patron and philanthropist Petro Yatsyk who lived all his life in Canada, but always remembered his motherland.
The participants of the International Petro Yatsyk Contest of the Ukrainian Language Mastership will be the winners of pupils’, students’ works in Ukrainian language – Dictation written and conducted on the Ukrainian Writing and Language Day or on its eve.
Thus, on the eve of Ukrainian Writing and Language Day and in accordance with the letter of the Ministry of Education No. 1/9-813 of November 3, 2011 “On the 12 th International Petro Yatsyk Contest of the Ukrainian Language Mastership“, teachers of the Department of Ukrainian Studies of the National O.O.Bohomolets Medical University (Head – Prof. A.B. Gulyak) conducted the first stage of the Contest – the students of the Medical Faculty No.2 wrote the dictation “The Prayer to the Language” (after the story of Kateryna Motrych).