Alexander Lukashenko awards distinguished Belarusians

Alexander Lukashenko awards distinguished Belarusians

The government appreciates the hard work and high achievement in any field of activity, said President of Belarus on December 28 at the state award ceremony at the Palace of Independence.

The presentation of state awards on the eve of the New Year has become a good tradition. Among the recipients are people of different professions, but they share many years of experience and a desire to contribute to the development of the state. This honorable list includes more than fifty Belarusians. They are the military, doctors, teachers, farmers, and workers of culture and sports. The achievements of these people allow the country to grow and look to the future. A high rewards should be an additional incentive for professional growth and conquering new heights.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
It is not a coincidence that this solemn event takes place on the New Year's Eve, when each of us reflects on what has been achieved and what remains to be done. Our government appreciates the many years of hard work, excellence in every industry and area of ​​activity. There are representatives of different regions of the country in this hall today, but all of you are united by devotion to your favorite occupation, responsibility and exceptional diligence. I think these qualities are the key to success in any endeavor. It is very important for us that the professional knowledge and human skills have always been useful in Belarus and benefited both the country and all the other people.
Dear friends, I sincerely congratulate you on the coming New Year and Christmas. Let the high appreciation of your achievements bring you joy on the eve of these wonderful holidays and let it be a stimulus for new achievements in the future. I sincerely wish you, your family and friends good health, happiness and prosperity.

Belarusian athletes - the winners of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro - were among the awardees too. They were together with their coaches who led the athletes to the cherished victories.

Igor Boky, six-time gold and silver medalist, champion of the Summer Paralympic Games in swimming: 
I'm very proud to be at the Palace of Independence. It's not so often that I get such a chance. The building itself is very impressive, I admire the beautiful interior. It is worth the highest mark!