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Náměstek Kolaja zahájil 23. ročník udílení Ceny Olgy Havlové
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Deputy Minister Kolaja Launched the 23rd Annual Olga Havel Award

 

The Olga Havel Award was first announced by Olga Havlová in 1995 to bring attention to lives of people with disabilities who have managed to cope with their handicap and in spite of pitfalls they help others. Any citizen or organization can propose the award nominee. The jury appointed by the board of directors of Committee of Good Will – the Olga Havel Foundation – decides on the award winner.

On May 29, 2017, the 23rd annual of The Olga Havel Award was held at the Czernin Palace. The ceremony was launched by Deputy Minister Václav Kolaja, together with the Director of the Committee of Good Will Monika Granja. Deputy Minister Kolaja welcomed guests in the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in his introductory speech he stressed that the universality and indivisibility of human rights were the fundamental basis of Czech foreign policy.

The Olga Havel Award 2017 was given to Naděžda Nováková, Chairwoman of ROSKA Ostrava foundation, for her long-term efforts for the benefit of people with multiple sclerosis. This year, for the first time, The Public Award was also handed over. The winner of the award, Michal Šimůnek, came up from online voting. The event was attended by representatives of NGOs, and political and cultural scene.

Deputy Minister Kolaja Launched the 23rd Annual Olga Havel Award

Deputy Minister Kolaja Launched the 23rd Annual Olga Havel Award

Deputy Minister Kolaja Launched 23rd Annual Olga Havel Award

Deputy Minister Kolaja Launched 23rd Annual Olga Havel Award

 

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