Today is the Day of Knowledge. The President sent congratulations to students, scholars, post-graduate students, teachers and scientific and pedagogical workers. Alexander Lukashenko expressed words of sincere gratitude to the teachers and wished a successful new academic year, joy of creativity and work. Today, about a million children set down to the school desks. The first bell rang for 110 thousand first-graders. The first lesson’s topic is "Belarus, my motherland!". By the new academic year, two schools and six kindergartens were opened. New textbooks will be given to third and seventh grade students. A total of 30 manuals were republished. Classes in schools which work in one shift will begin at 9 am, and those which work in 2 shifts will begin at 8:30.