13.03.13, Lviv region
Every year Ukrainians in Ukraine and abroad celebrate anniversary of Taras Shevchenko birthday. He is an ingenious poet and painter, an ‘apostle of truth and freedom’, and a fighter for independence of Ukraine.
Literary evening called ‘Ukraine prays court to your immortal name’ started with these well-known lines of Shevchenko. Children of migrants from Caritas in Boryslav (Lviv region) and civic organization “Union of Ukrainian Women” participated in this evening. It was dedicated to the 199 anniversary of T.G. Shevchenko birthday.
Ivan Franko wrote the following words about this outstanding personality in history of Ukraine: “Ten years he was languishing under pressure of soldier’s coat, but for freedom of Ukraine he had done more than dozen of victorious armies”.