At the heart of the Belarusian sovereignty are people who do their work conscientiously and honestly every day, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he presented state awards on 27 June, BelTA has learned.
"Presenting awards in the run-up to the main public holiday is particularly symbolic and remarkable. After all, when we talk about the country's independence, we imply people. Our sovereignty is about people who do their work every day, conscientiously and honestly: they maintain peace and order in their native land and serve as an example of courage and devotion to duty; they strengthen economic stability, work at enterprises, construction sites, scientific laboratories, farms and fields; they provide social support working in healthcare, education and public associations; they shape the country's image with their sports achievements and victories," the Belarusian leader underlined.
According to Alexander Lukashenko, recognition finds those who work to the benefit of the Homeland, those for who the highest reward is the results of their work. "Such people, dedicated and passionate about their work, true professionals and real patriots, are here now. You are a tower of strength for our state. Being an example to others, you do much more than commendation lists can say. You are the best example of excellence and personal success for those who are next to you. It means, you make a difference," the president said.
He thanked the attendees for their professionalism and active citizenship and wished them good health, happiness and well-being.
State awards, including orders, medals and honorary titles, were bestowed upon representatives of all walks of life in recognition of their many years of fruitful work, exceptional professionalism and dedication, courage and determination in crime prevention and combat, achievements in agriculture and construction industry, a considerable personal contribution to the development and upgrade of military and special-purpose machinery, development of the power engineering system, light industry, healthcare, trade, science, culture and sport.