ST.CLEMENT OF OHRID AWARDS 2008
State awards "St. Clement of Ohrid" were presented Monday in the Parliament to this year's recipients for their life-long achievements in education, culture and health-care. The International Seminar on Macedonian Language, Literature and Culture and professor of mathematics from Kumanovo Agim Rushiti were awarded in the sphere of education, archeologist Vera Bitrakova-Grozdanova PhD and librarian Mile Bosevski in the sphere of culture, while the award for health-care was allocated to Dr Samuel Sadikario, an endocrinologist from Skopje.
- This awards links our collective memory with the universal values of St. Clement of Ohird, the first bishop amongst the Slavic people and his great body of work in the development of literature, education, art, culture and spirituality, stated academic Krum Tomovski, president of the board for allocation of the St. Clement of Ohrid awards.
The Seminar on Macedonian Language, Literature and Culture, which has been established within the Skopje University, is credited for affirming and developing the science of Macedonian language here and throughout the world for four decades.
Prof. Agim Rusiti has written over 200 articles on mathematics and publishes the only magazine on maths and IT in Albanian for the primary schools in Macedonia.
Vera Bitrakova-Grozdanova PhD has dedicated her career to studying the Macedonian ancient cultural legacy, thus becoming a leader on the matter not only in Macedonia, but also in the Balkans.
Mile Boseski is the most responsible for the development of country's libraries. He prepared and developed the Library Information System, a social information system in the country.
Endocrinologist Dr Samuel Sadikario is one of the pioneers for neuroendocrinology in Macedonia, as well as the founder of the center for diabetes.