Today Mayor of Panevezys Rytis Račkauskas met Panevezys Deaf Culture Centre (PKKC) Chairman Vilius Glušoku and center members. During the meeting, the mayor presented to the body's activities, and this fall, the city organized the XVI International Festival of the deaf magicians.
The event organizer, PKKC president of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing sign language elementary school teacher, magician V. Glušokas reported that the festival scheduled for September 4-11. Participants of the 40 most talented magicians from 15 countries. Since 1986. such festivals are held every 2 years. They were held in Germany, the US, England, Ukraine, Russia, India, Italy, Finland.
Lithuania and Panevezys choose not accidental. It was decided in 2014. Chicago (USA), where Mr Glušokas very attractively presented his country, hometown and the deaf community.
"Thank you to glorify Lithuania and Panevezys worldwide. Won opportunity for our city to organize a world-class festival - an important event for the whole country. Thanks for the great efforts and beautiful aspirations. I believe that the festival will contribute to the city's celebrations, they will decorate the originality of the visitors from the rest of the world in abundance, "- said the mayor R. Račkauskas.
PKKC members have already participated in the Deaf magic festivals in Ukraine, Germany, Great Britain, Russia.
Currently running in Panevezys 8 Association of the Deaf. PKKC established in 1996. His goal - Deaf activation, cultural activities, employment, sign language standardization and improvement of international cooperation and education of the deaf.
Chairman -- World Deaf Magicians Festival Panevezys 2016 INFO: www.pkkc.eu