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National Prizes for 2022 awarded at Moldovan government

18:46 | 24.10.2022 Category: Official

Chisinau, 24 October /MOLDPRES/ - The winners of the National Prize, the 2022 edition, today were awarded their distinctions at a ceremony held at the government’s headquarters. Thus, according to the decision by the Commission for Awarding the National Prize, seven winners this year were nominated in various fields: art, science, music and literature, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.    

The distinctions were handed by Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita. In her message at the opening of the event, the PM stressed the importance of appreciating the work of the personalities who had had a crucial role in the development of the research and science sector, in the conservation of the traditions and values of the cultural heritage, as well as in the promotion of Moldova’s image beyond its borders.   

„We ruled to award, this year as well, the National Prize to outstanding personalities from Moldova, in order to emphasize the role of science, art, literature and music in the country’s development and promotion of the national values. Especially in such moments of ordeal, the culture must and can contribute to the consolidation of the society’s resilience and unity. The people of value, whom we award today, contributed not only to the spiritual flourishing of our country, but also to the enrichment of the cultural and scientific life of the entire European continent,’’ Natalia Gavrilita said.        

The winners of the National Prize 2022 are: 

Ghenadii Korotcenkov – university professor, PhD in physical and mathematical sciences, chief scientific researcher – for fundamental contribution to the development of science and technologies, as well as for the promotion of Moldova’s image.  

Valentin Celac – PhD in biology, lecturer, researcher, chief scientific researcher – for achievements in scientific researches, innovations and implementations;

Mircea Ciobanu – writer, literary critic, book editor, journalist – for Opera Omnia;  

The band made up of Anatolie Lapicus – piano player, university professor, head of the piano department at the Music, Theatre and Fine Arts Academy, soloist of the Serghei Lunchevici National Philharmonic, Master in Art, People’s Artist and Iurie Mahovici – pianist, university professor, soloist of the Serghei Lunchevici National Philharmonic, Master in Art, People’s Artist – for 30 years of fruitful artistic activity and achievements which combined the inspiration, passion and professionalism, as well as for the promotion of Moldova’s image in the world;       

Lidia Bojescu – popular craftswoman, founder of the handicraft centre with model title, Atelier Bojescu (Bojescu Workshop) – for efforts to save and perpetuate the tradition of sewing the popular costume and the handicraft art;

Valeriu Bogheanu – composer, musician, instrumentalist and producer – for abnegation and prodigious work in the culture field, contribution to the promotion of the moral and spiritual values and outstanding success in the professional activity;   

Constantin Cheianu – writer, journalist, TV author and presenter – for Opera Omnia.

Just as in the other years, the winners were selected by secret vote by the members of the Commission for the Awarding of the National Prize, at the last meeting summoned for 12 September. Afterwards, the list prize winners was approved by the cabinet of ministers.  

The National Prize is annually awarded by the government, as a token of gratitude for special results which had a major impact on the scientific progress and contribute considerably to the promotion of Moldova’s image internationally.    

Photo: Government


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