MINSK, 7 May (BelTA) - Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed Decree No.179 to confer the Order of Mother.
The award for giving birth to and raising five and more children has been bestowed upon women from all walks of life, including employees of manufacturing enterprises, the financial sector, agriculture, law enforcement, housing and utilities, trade, transport and communications, education, healthcare, social services, culture and sport, religious organizations, as well as self-employed entrepreneurs and homemakers.
Among them are librarian at Brodnitsa basic school in Luninets District Lyudmila Oreshkevich; head of Kindergarten No.3 in Olshany Nadezhda Byba; polisher at Pinskdrev company Svetlana Kochergina; insurance agent of the Belgosstrakh office in Ivatsevichi District Yekaterina Kulikova; chief livestock specialist at the Seltsy enterprise in Glubokoye District Olga Bogdanovich; social worker at the territorial social services center of Vitebsk Natalya Vashchenko; postgraduate student of Vitebsk State Medical University Olga Kovtun; painting line operator at the Lidselmash company Alla Garasimovich; worker of Lida Foundry and Mechanical Plant Zarina Kuchinskaya; merchandising specialist at the Shchuchin branch of the Grodno Oblast Consumer Association Svetlana Savko; worker of the Lesnyansky Agro dairy farm in Slavgorod District Yulia Gureyeva; crop grower at the Koptevskaya Niva agricultural enterprise in Gorki District Nadezhda Moiseyenkova.
The largest group of awardees was from Minsk Oblast. Ninety representatives of the region were awarded the Order of Mother.
Among them are the machine milking operator of the Kukshevichi dairy farm from Dzerzhinsk District Alla Biznya, crane operator of Minsk's Mechanical Administration No. 79 Tatiana Vasilevskaya, a chemist with the analytical laboratory at the quality control department of the Borisov Plant of Medical Preparations Anastasia Drazdovich, sister of the Sisterhood of the Holy Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth Olga Ignatenko, head of the inspectorate for minors at the internal affairs department of the Krupki District Executive Committee Olga Molosai.
A total of 204 residents of Brest Oblast, Vitebsk Oblast, Grodno Oblast, Mogilev Oblast and Minsk Oblast were awarded the Order of the Mother.