Scouts brought the Bethlehem Light of Peace to Dnipro to pass it further to Ukrainian soldiers
The light of peace from Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, was welcomed in Dnipro city.According to Radio Liberty, the Christmas light was brought from Poland by a delegationof local scouts ‘Skif’.
First, the light was taken by Austrian scouts to their homeland and their peers started to dissseminate it across Europe.
The solemn meeting of fire at the City Hall gathered about a hundred people, including veterans of the anti-terrorist operations against the joint Russian-separatist forces in the occupied part of Donbas.
Participants and volunteers of the ATO will take the light to Donbass to Ukrainian soldiers in the ATO zone.
“We plan to hand over this light to all orphanages and churches in the ATO zone to bring a piece of warmth to the people who need it, said Yuliana Shumey, the action participant.
The scouts called the residents of Dnipro to pass the fire to those who especially needed it, in their view: Ukrainian military, wounded and sick people in hospitals, children in orphanages and boarding schools.
The tradition to distribute the light from Bethlehem was launched in 1986 by the Austrian broadcasting company ORF, the idea was supported by scouts. The purpose of action is to transfer light from the traditional birthplace of Jesus in Bethlehem around the world for those who celebrate Christmas away from home.