The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, announces that on the 17th of November 2017 it will take part in the purple lighting promoted by the “Miracle Babies” Association on World Prematurity Day. The objective, through the purple lighting of the Medieval Castles of Pafos, Lemesos, Larnaka and the Cyprus Museum in Lefkosia, is to raise awareness on the problems involving preterm birth, and the need to establish an Intensive Care Unit for the Newborn.
The participation in this endeavor to raise public awareness is associated with the vision and mission of the Department of Antiquities for social cohesion, based on the principles and values of culture, so as to address problems and contribute in the development of modern civilization. The purple lighting for Prematurity primarily highlights that our archaeological heritage includes all human values, from the moment of their birth. As the living nucleus of modern society, we must therefore protect and cherish our Culture./IBNA