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Sunday, 19.05.2013, 16:15
Grybauskaite presents decorations for merits to Lithuania
On the occasion of the State Day on July 6, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite presented decorations to Lithuanian citizens and foreign nationals for their merits to the Republic of Lithuania and the promotion of the name of Lithuania in the world, the presidential press service reports BC.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, the president underlined that those who were honored with state awards contributed in a significant way to fostering Lithuania's creative and moral growth and advancing its international standing. They taught us respect for the state and inspired pride in the nation.
"You spare no effort and talent to make Lithuania's statehood stronger and promote its global presence. Your works are an expression of national creativity and represent Lithuania as an open, modern and tolerant state," she said.
More than 30 persons were awarded with state decorations. Among them were movie, television and stage actors Regimantas Adomaitis, Juozas Budraitis, Vida Vaiva Mainelyte, Vytautas Paukste; aerobatic pilot Jurgis Kairys; active preservers of the memory of Lithuanian freedom fighters: singer Aiste Radzeviciene and composer Rokas Radzevicius from the music band Skyle, journalist Marius Jancius; members of the anti-Soviet resistence movement, promoters of international relations, army officers, artists, doctors, and educators.