Senya, the Lead Character of the Safety Is Important! Programme, Receives Gifts

Dozens of creative entries have been submitted to the Happy Birthday, Senya! greetings contest timed to the 15th anniversary of the Safety Is Important!, a joint programme of Sakhalin Energy, the Chief Directorate of the MChS for the Sakhalin Oblast and the regional Ministry of Education, as well as its lead character − Senya.

The greetings came not only from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, but from all over the island − the Aniva, Dolinsk, Korsakov, Makarovsk, Nevelsk, Poronaysk, Tymovsk, and Kholmsk districts.

“We were quite surprised and happy to see the diversity of birthday wishes to Senya. Those included drawings, cards, posters, video greetings, poems, paintings, songs, and much more,” says Anna Lygina, Lead Specialist of Sakhalin Energy’s Social Performance Subdivision.

One of the most original gifts was a birthday pryanik (gingerbread) baked and submitted by Larisa Sushko from Makarov.

“It’s my first contest of this kind. Before that, I made pryaniks only for my loved ones. Of course, I was slightly nervous, but I really wanted to congratulate Senya. It took a couple of days to make the pryanik. I do hope Senya likes it. I wish him to stay as cheerful and full of life, to become a real professional, and to keep bringing us his safety lessons”, says Larisa.

According to the organisers, everyone is welcome to participate in the contest, regardless of age. Submissions are still open; you can email your birthday wishes to Senya to:, or mail your contest entry to: 35, Dzerzhinskogo Street, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

The contest categories are:

• Greeting Card (made using fine or decorative arts techniques, age 3+).

• Congratulatory Poster (age 7+).

• Video Greeting (age 10+).

• Literary Congratulation (age 7+).

• Congratulatory Song (age 7+).

Both individuals and teams can join the contest. Family entries are highly welcomed. The key is creativity, not skills.

A professional panel of judges will evaluate the imagination of the contestants. The winners will get gifts and prizes.

The entries will be posted on Instagram (Senya_spasatel) with the #Сеняконкурс15 hashtag. Additionally, a voting will decide the most amazing and sincere greetings, and their creators will also be awarded.

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10 July 2020