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For 29 years in a row, the Pumpkin Days have been organized in honour of pumpkins and squashes and this year the central event was the competition for the biggest pumpkin. In addition to the competition, lectures for pumpkin and squash farmers, masquerade ball of pre-schoolers, pumpkin sculpturing, culinary promotions, exhibitions, sport activities and music concerts were organized as well. The Pumpkin Days is an event of international importance, promoting cultural and tourism values of Kikinda, which NIS has recognized and supported for the third year in a row as a part of its local community development program "Cooperation for Development". The “Cooperation for Development” Program has been designed to enhance partnership relations with the local communities in which NIS runs its business. This year, the program has been implemented in 11 municipalities through projects selected in the course of public competition "Together to the Community". The program has been implemented for six consecutive years and projects selected during the public competition contribute to the development of local communities, facilitate the method of operation of many institutions and promote the work of cultural, educational and sport institutions.