Fellow Ukrainian citizens!
On behalf of the Government, I congratulate you on Taras Shevchenko Day!
Every year the entire Ukrainian society traditionally celebrates the birthday of Taras Shevchenko as a national holiday. We pay tribute to the person who had put the most efforts to ensure that Ukrainiansunderstand their national identity. The uniqueness of Taras Shevchenko is reflected in his poems that remain relevant at any time, for any generation of Ukrainians. And today his creative genius finds expression in our hearts and inspires Ukrainians for significant accomplishments.
The topics that Taras Shevchenko covered in his works are extremely broad, but all of them are united by the concerns about the fate of Ukraine, Ukrainian culture and language, as well as about better tomorrow for future generations.
Therefore, Taras Shevchenko's works are perfectly congruent with the contemporary cultural and social context and remain an important part of the cultural heritage of Ukraine. I am sure that every new generation will be inspired by the works of Taras Shevchenko, and will open new horizons and meanings in well-known works.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr GROYSMAN