Minister Karel Schwarzenberg awarded Aja Vrzanova
04.06.2012 / 19:51
Minister Karel Schwarzenberg presented Aja Vrzanova with the Gratias Agit award for promoting the Czech Republic's good name abroad
The Gratias Agit has been awarded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the promotion of the good name of the Czech Republic abroad ever since 1997 in appreciation of prominent personalities and organizations developing activities in nongovernmental fields. Along with the increasing role of civic society, this award, too, is becoming an ever more prestigious prize for the voluntary activities of people committed to working for the benefit of the whole society, for the promotion of friendship among nations and for the promotion of the good name of the Czech Republic in the world. At present, it is the only statutory prize awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Aja Vrzáňová is the 1949 & 1950 World Champion and 1950 European Champion. She was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2009.