President János Áder decorated neurobiologist Botond Roska with the Hungarian Saint Stephen Order on Tuesday, Hungary’s national holiday.
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“Each year on the holiday of the founder of our state we celebrate those Hungarians whose outstanding talent and achievements serve the well-being and prosperity of many others,” Áder said in his address at the ceremony.
Áder referred to this year’s recipient of the prestigious award as a “doctor who does not treat patients but enables others to heal through his research”.
In the featured photo (from left to right): Anita Herczegh, President Áder’s wife; President János Áder, and neurobiologist Botond Roska. Photo by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI