Tomorrow is St. George’s Day, the Day of the Metropolis of Kragujevac! THE CEREMONY AND AWARDING OF RECOGNITIONS TO THE BEST IN 2020 BEGINS IN THE OLD ASSEMBLY!
There, in the gate of Miloš’s church, recognitions of the city will be handed over to individuals and organizations who left their mark in the former capital with their work and deeds.
The beginning of the concert is scheduled for 11 a.m., which will, due to the ban on gatherings, take place on a moving stage that will move through the city. At noon, the Art Gallery of the National Museum will host the exhibition “Human Character” – a portrait and self-portrait in the collections of the Department of Art History by Tatjana Milosavljević, museum advisor. Vladan Subotić’s monograph will be presented in the Gallery of the National Library “Vuk Karadžić” at 6 pm, and a review of theatrical performances “Joachim’s Days” will begin at 7 pm in the Knjaževo-Serbian Theater, which will be opened by the play “Crying Again, Now from Happiness” in the performance of the actors of this theater.
In the evening, at 8 pm, the Legacy of Nikola Koka Janković will take the place of a two-artistic performance “Living Art – Living Art” without the presence of the audience, in an electronic version on the YouTube channel RTK and GTO Kragujevac.
Fireworks from the City Administration building start at 9 p.m. Based on the proposal of the mayor of Kragujevac, Nikola Dasic, the Plaque of St. George will be posthumously awarded to Mikica Zdravkovic, leader of the band CBS and founder of “Arsenal Fest”, who passed away from the crown last year, and the title of multi-year contribution to the affirmation of the City in the country and abroad.
St. George’s Day Award for works that became available to the public in 2020. In the field of art, the winner of the St. George’s Day Award is the Association of Citizens “Opera Nova Kragujevac” for the premiere performance of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera “Orpheus and Eurydice”. For the field of science, the winner is prof. Dr. Maja Andjelković for published two trilingual monographs – a translation from the Serbo-Slavic work of Saint Sava “Life of Saint Simeon” and accompanying texts. In the field of medicine, this award was given to Dr. Bora Evtov, posthumously, for his exceptional contribution to medicine during his working life, who unfortunately passed away as a result of COVID – 19.
Ilija Vitošević, Petar Mihajlović and Mitar Arsović, who won two gold and one bronze medal in the competition of 100 students from 15 countries at the 6th European Geographical Olympiad (Egeo), receive the St. George’s Day award for education.
In the field of sports, the assembly decided on Goran Ilić for success in bodybuilding competitions – winning first places at the Balkan and Diamond Cups, as well as third place at the World Championships. The Kragujevac Health Center and its employees received this recognition for their humanity, as well as Igor Janković for the courage and sacrifice shown in rescuing the participants in the traffic accident from the Lepenica riverbed.
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