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04 August 2022, 17:37

Distinguished Belarusians honored with state awards

MINSK, 4 August (BelTA) – Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko presented state awards to distinguished Belarusians on 4 August, BelTA has learned.

“Today we are united by a special solemn atmosphere. On the instructions of the president, the best representatives of labor and creative industries of the country are presented with state awards here. In this hall today there are people of different professions, representatives of various industries,” said Roman Golovchenko.

Among the awardees there were traditionally a large group of representatives of the agro-industrial complex. “A low bow to you, farmers. We hope that this year your conscientious work and favorable weather conditions, which is vital, will make a significant contribution to the food security of the country,” the prime minister said.

The work of teachers, who are always at the center of public life in the country, was also highly commended. “You instill in your students high moral concepts of honor, duty, dignity, pride in the country in which they were born. Of course, it is very important to help them get ready for an adult life, take responsible, independent, and weighted decisions,” the head of government said.

Representatives of public administration bodies were also awarded for many years of fruitful work and exemplary performance of their duties. “Regardless of the area they work in and the processes they regulate, all government bodies have important tasks that depend on the professionalism of those who carry them out. In this hall there are specialists with great experience and high competence,” Roman Golovchenko said.

Medical workers were also among the awardees. “You know the value of human life like no one else and stand guard over our health. Today we can say with pride that domestic medicine can not only cope with the most complex challenges but also be at the forefront of world medical science,” the prime minister said.

He also addressed words of gratitude to scientists, creative intellectuals and sportsmen. “You are the embodiment of a hardworking, reliable, stable Belarus; with your success you confirm that with proper dedication and commitment it is possible to achieve the highest results in absolutely any sector. The role of every individual in the development of the country is truly invaluable. These tiny drops make up the large, free, strong and clear river that is called Belarus. The main wealth of our country is neither foreign exchange reserves nor property. The main asset is people,” the head of government said.

Roman Golovchenko bestowed the Medal for Labor Merits on Nina Borsuk, a cheese maker at Postavy Dairy, Leonid Kamarov, a physical education teacher of the Kadino secondary school, Yelena Khamitsevich, the director of the Soligorsk State College and Valery Nikolayev, a testing engineer at Beltransavtomatika of Belarusian Railways. “I have 25 years of experience, and it is pleasant that the results of my work, professionalism and responsibility have been appreciated so highly,” Valery Nikolayev shared his impressions after receiving the award.

The Medal of Francysk Skaryna went to artistic director of the Youth Variety Theater Vladislava Artyukovskaya, singer Ruslan Berezovsky, deputy director for scientific and innovative work - head of the scientific and production center ChemPharmSintez of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences Yelena Kalinichenko, chief conductor of the Belarus Presidential Orchestra Vitaly Kulbakov, and singer of the Belarusian State Ensemble Pesnyary Oleg Zheleznyakov. “This is a very high award, so the mood is great. I have dedicated my life to work for the benefit of the country, so today is a great day for me. I intend to continue my work and create new works, to perform in many states, showing our pride in our country,” said Oleg Zheleznyakov.

The prime minister also presented commendation letters of the Belarusian president to the best representatives of labor collectives.

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