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Pro Cultura Minoritatum Hungariae Award Presented

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.05.17.

Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén presented the state Pro Cultura Minoritatum Hungariae award to eleven people and two groups representing Hungary’s 13 national minorities in the Bulgarian cultural centre on Monday.

Established in 2005, the award is given annually to a person or an organisation in recognition of their outstanding achievement in promoting minority culture and identity.

The award this year went to Sándor Bedics (Slovene), Mihály Cserháti (Romanian), Levente Galda (Slovak), Polish-born pianist Izabella Darska, Dezső Kardos (Swabian), Alekszandra Kormányos (Ukranian), Árpádné Kovács (Roma), Ivan Micov Jordanov (Bulgarian), Stefanidu Janula (Greek), László Szam (Armenian) and Sándor Szmolár (Ruthenian).

The two organisations receiving the award include Orkestar Poklade group promoting Balkan-Serbian folk music and the Korjeni Women’s Choir for Croatia.

Hungarian State-Renovated Fortified Church in Romania Inaugurated
Hungarian State-Renovated Fortified Church in Romania Inaugurated

Árpád János Potápi, state secretary for Hungarian communities abroad, on Sunday attended the inauguration service of a church in Sepsiszentgyörgy (Sfântu Gheorghe), renovated using Hungarian state funding. Potápi told the Reformed Church gathering that the edifice of the late-Gothic fortified structure was renovated thanks to “a cooperative effort by the Hungarian nation” and the active […]Continue reading

Presenting the award, Semjén said that “the mission of Hungarian national minorities is to be faithful to their own, sole, unrepeatable heritage; to preserve and pass it on, because this is a value only they can give to their mother nation, Hungarians and universal humanity”.