‘Dear ladies! On behalf of all the men of Tomsk Polytechnic University, I would like to congratulate you on the International Women's Day – March 8 – the holiday of spring, warmth, and beauty!
To you, our mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, colleagues, classmates, teachers and students, today we say the words of appreciation for your labor and talent, kindness and tenderness, patience and care!
Any holiday should bring joy and the Day of March 8 shall double, or even triple this joy! Hence, it is dedicated to a Woman, and joy is filling each heart that values and loves Life. Women give us a great miracle – to live, they give us love, assign a specific meaning to our existence – at work, family, creative search, self-actualization, and world cognition. Our gratitude for the blessed gifts is the small thing that we can express to each representative of the beautiful half of humanity, taking advantage of this wonderful joyful event.
A favorite woman is a muse not only for poets. Science and research also require some inspiration.
I know that many of our outstanding scientists would never have reached the heights in their business if not for the visible and invisible presence of a woman next to them. She will support, help, dispel doubts, advice, and organize a favorable environment around. However, many women have time to create, achieve professional victories and career heights.
I am absolutely sure that such women work and study at Tomsk Polytechnic University. It is enough to say that over the last ten years more than 70 women defended their doctoral theses at TPU. Representatives of the beautiful gender annually win in different contests and grant competitions, become laureates of various prizes and awards, excel not only in science but also in sports, culture and art, social and volunteer work.
From the bottom of my heart I would like to congratulate you, dear women, on the wonderful holiday – March 8 – and wish you warmth and kindness, love and happiness, beauty and charm, good health and fulfillment of all your desires! And, of course, reliable men near you!’
Acting Rector of Tomsk Polytechnic University
Professor Petr Chubik