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Fourteen people recognised by state awards

On the occasion of the 19th anniversary of the establishment of an independent Slovakia President Ivan Gašparovič has given 14 people from various spheres of society the state awards, the TASR newswire reported. Three of the 14, however, are already dead.

On the occasion of the 19th anniversary of the establishment of an independent Slovakia President Ivan Gašparovič has given 14 people from various spheres of society the state awards, the TASR newswire reported. Three of the 14, however, are already dead.

“For every country it is good fortune when it can rely on unusual people, people [who have] moral values [which are] more important than their personal interests,” said Gašparovič, as quoted by TASR.

The list of people receiving awards comprises: historian Ladislav Deák (deceased), sportsman Bohumil Golián, doctor Ladislav Macho, economist Gejza Blaas, doctor Svetozár Dluholucký, doctor Libor Ebringer, lawyer Vojtech Hatala (deceased), sociologist and culturologist Alexander Hirner, architect Ivan Matušík, mayor of the village of Nesvadby, located in Komárno district, Jozef Haris, scientist Jozef Budaj, actor Jozef Adamovič, archaeologist Karol Pieta and actor Gustáv Valach (deceased).

Source: TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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