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President of Georgia awarded 16 with a new Order of Shining2010-04-09 11:38
Yesterday Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, awarded a number of scientists, public and religious figures with the Order of Shining, recently established upon his initiative -Georgia Times correspondent.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Among the 16, who were decorated: Fridon Todua, an academician and MP; Manana Doijashvili, the head of Tbilisi Conservatoire; Guram Dochanashvili, the writer.
Michele De Lucchi, the architect, who designed the Avlabari residence, the Interior Ministry building, and new bridge over Kura being built on Rike Square, was also awarded.
Later, after a concert in the framework of From Resurrection to Rapture festival, Saakashvili granted the Order of Shining to patriarch Ilia II.
The Order was introduced last year, the Parliament of Georgia passed the bill on June 31st 2009.