- Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:18 PM
Skopje, 11 October 2018 (MIA) - The annual state award 'October 11' is handed over Thursday at ceremony in Parliament to this year's recipients that include translator and writer Dragi Mihajlovski, author and journalist Risto Lazarov, actor Petre Arsovski and urological surgeon Aleksandar Stavridis.
Mihajlovski, Lazarov and Arsovski get the award for outstanding achievements in the fields of culture and art, while Stavridis for outstanding achievements in the field of health.
The chairman of the board for presenting the award, Dragi Gjorgjiev said the works of the winners show and confirm that the Macedonian society has a personal, institutional and civilization capacity and vision to build its future, recognizing the true qualities. Today we have the honor to confirm and reward the creativity, the originality and endurance of four creative minds, whose dedication and professional results strengthen our progress, social harmony and civilizational values.
On behalf of the recipients, Lazarov thanked for the high recognition which he comprehend as a follow up walk on the glorious path of great fathers of modern Macedonian society who paved the way to the light, made solutions from temptations.
Lazarov has published 30 poetry books and he is also a poet, translator, essayist and critic.
Mihajlovski is the author of several collections of short stories and novels, as well as books for children. He has translated more than 140.000 verses from English into Macedonian as well as many novels, short stories and plays.
The actor Arsovski is equally present in the Macedonian theater, in the Macedonian cinematography and TV production, and from his first film role, he has appeared in 77 films and television performances.
The urological surgeon Stavridis was the Head of the Department of Surgery at the Medical Faculty in Skopje and director of the Clinic of Urology. He transferred his knowledge and experience to his students.
Award presentation ceremony was attended by PM Zoran Zaev, former Parliament Speaker Stojan Andov, MPs, and academicians. sk/16:16
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