Forest Nenets people competed in cleaning fish for speed and cooked fish soup
14:38 26 июня 2019
Категории: News in English
One of the main holidays of Nenets people – the Fisherman’s Day was started. Majority of forest Nenets people are busy with traditional crafts. The Fisherman’s Day is one of their favorite holidays. It is a rare opportunity to see friends and to communicate with them.
Residents of the ethnic village of Kharampur celebrated their professional holiday. The head of Purovskiy district Andrey Nesteruk opened the holiday on the bank of the Kharampur River. He congratulated residents of the village with the Fisherman’s Day and gave honorary diplomas and letters of gratitude to the best workers of the community. The holiday included the competitions in rowing, mas-wrestling and triple national jump, as well as the competitions in cleaning fish for skill and speed among women. The winners received certificates and prizes — boat engines and gasoline generators. After the awarding ceremony residents of Kharampur gathered around the table, tasted the fresh fish soup and communicated in the warm friendly atmosphere.
Revival of the ethnic village of Kharampur, which was founded in the 20-s of the last century as a trading station, is one of key social projects of the company “RN-Purneftegaz”. Since 2002 oil workers have built a club, a library, 20 cottages-choums and a boarding school in the ethnic village, where children of reindeer herders and fishermen learn their native language and traditional crafts. This information was given to the news agency in the company.
Support of culture and traditional way of life of indigenous people of Yamal is one of the main directions in social policy of the company “RN-Purneftegaz”. The company implements social and charitable programs aimed at development of ethnic communities in Purovsky, Nadymskiy and Krasnoselkoup districts. Revival of the ethnic village of Kharampur is among the projects. Its goal is to preserve culture of the forest Nenets people, the number of who currently makes only about two thousand people.