In accordance with the decision of the Belarus President, five Spiritual Revival awards have been presented for results achieved in 2012. The awards were bestowed upon priests, pedagogues, workers of charity organizations, author and worker collectives for active humanitarian work. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko signed the relevant decree on 8 January.
Among the awardees are the architects, who have worked out the design to restore the 16-17th centuries palace and park complex in Nesvizh.
The award was bestowed upon Igor Dyatlovsky, Director of the Radoshkovichi boarding school for orphans and children deprived of parental care. Thanks to Igor Dyatlovsky dozens of orphans are raised in a homelike environment, get education, and become decent citizens.
The spiritual Revival awards was presented to Mother Superior Gavriila of the Grodno Saint Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Stavropegial Nunnery of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, for her considerable personal input to the spiritual revival of Belarus, publishing, spiritual education and charity efforts aimed to preserve the historical and cultural heritage.
Among the awardees are personnel of the Gomel Oblast medicine and genetics diagnostics center with the marriage and family consultation service. The personnel have achieved considerable results in bringing down child mortality and disability rate, providing aid to parents, who want to conceive children, propagating the values of matrimony and sound family relations.
Vitaly Kulpeksha, Director of the religious mission Catholic Charity Society Caritas of the Vitebsk Eparchy of the Roman Catholic Church in Belarus, was awarded for efforts in the humanitarian field, the preservation and propagation of charity and mercy traditions in the Belarusian society.
Please see the Russian version of this site for the full text of the Decree.