Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Praxis Awarded with a “Golden Wheel“

On 8 April 2014, on the occasion of marking the International Roma Day, Praxis was awarded with the “Golden Wheel” by the National Council of the Roma National Minority in Serbia, for the special contribution to Roma inclusion.

In the category of civil society organizations which made the greatest contribution to Roma inclusion, the awards were also granted to Ecumenical Humanitarian Organization, Civic Initiatives, Housing Center, Bibija, Osvit and Educational Center.

In the category of government institutions the award “Golden Wheel” was granted to the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Construction and Urban Planning, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Policy and the Office for Human and Minority Rights.

The awardees in the category of embassies were Embassies of Sweden, Japan, Germany, Italy, and the US, while in the category of international organizations the awards were presented to the Office for Security and Cooperation of Europe (OEBS), Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and UNICEF.

The awards were also presented to media houses, including Tanjug News Agency. The awardees in the category of local self-governments were the Municipalities of Pirot, Zrenjanin, Pancevo, Smederevo, and Arandjelovac.

The awards were also presented to individuals and the Roma who made the most significant contributions to Roma inclusion: the State Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Vladimir Bozovic, Vladimir Macura, Dragoljub Ackovic, and Bajram Haliti.

A special award was granted to the president of the National Roma Council Vitomir Mihajlovic, and the lifework award was presented to Rajko Djuric.

Laptop computers were presented to ten best Roma students at universities across Serbia for their academic accomplishments.

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