The Peace Light of Bethlehem, which symbolizes warmth, peace, harmony and hope, was handed over to the Government House. Volodymyr Fedorchuk, Deputy State Secretary of the Cabinet of Ministers, received the Light which is traditionally passed all around Ukraine by members of the Plast National Scout Organization of Ukraine.
On the eve of Christmas, the Bethlehem Flame of Peace travels around the world, crossing borders and uniting Christians.
"The idea of the Flame is welcomed by the Ukrainian community for two decades", said the Deputy State Secretary. "Symbolically, this attribute of peace and accord is passed by children, bringing it into all nooks of the country, filling it with the content of fraternity and goodness."
Volodymyr Fedorchuk thanked the delegation of the Plast Organization for the Light, which symbolizes peace, joy and brotherhood, and unites all regions of Ukraine, enlightening the country from East to West with the divine grace.
The children sang near the Christmas tree a song that they traditionally accompany the Peace Light with.
Volodymyr Fedorchuk handed the Plast members a memorable gift.