On Saturday, 12 September, Ombudsman Daria Morozova, as a guest of honor, took part in the opening of the first republican Outdoor Laser Tag Tournament for the Cup of VSAAAN DPR. It should be noted that laser tag is a team military tactical game, the purpose of which is to complete story missions by hitting opponents with special game weapons.
The competition took place in the city of Shakhtersk on the basis of the city park of culture and recreation. The tournament took place for two days. It was attended by 29 teams, and this is – 145 children aged 8 to 18 years from various cities of the Republic. At the same time, over 500 children were involved in the elimination rounds.
The event was organized by the VSAAAN DPR with the support of the Federation of Military Tactical Games of DPR. The main goals are to add children to an active and healthy lifestyle, military-patriotic education of young people, strengthening moral and volitional qualities and developing teamwork skills among the younger generation of residents of the Republic.
Welcoming the participants of the Tournament, Ombudsman Daria Morozova emphasized the importance of such events: “Military-patriotic education of young people is our priority. Therefore, such events as today’s Tournament are very important for children, adults and the state as a whole. They educate to love the Motherland, and this is a most valuable resource. Each of the guys here is our shift. And not only your destinies, but also the future of the Republic depend on which way you choose to go on. I wish you all perseverance, fortitude and that the Tournament will be remembered. But regardless of its results, you are all winners, because you are here, which means that you have given preference to a healthy lifestyle and learned to work on yourself.”
At the end of the Tournament, the prize-winning teams were awarded winning cups and medals. It should be emphasized that an event of this level was held in the Republic for the first time and found a positive response among children. The plans are to make laser tag competitions a tradition, as well as to increase the coverage of participants.