Crown Prince Alexander awards Serbia’s and Republic of Srpska top 600 secondary school students at White Palace ceremony

26/06/2014

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine hosted today at the White Palace the traditional annual awarding ceremony for Serbia’s and Republic of Srpska 600 best scholars from all the high schools.

At the ceremony, speeches were delivered by HRH Crown Prince Alexander II, HE Dr Srdjan Verbic, Minister of Education and Science, HE Dr Goran Mutabdzija, Minister of Education and Culture of Republic of Srpska, Prof. Dr. Ivan Vujacic, board member of the EFG Eurobank Serbia, Mr Milos Radosavljevic, Coordinator of Dositej Fund and Mr. Matija Beckovic, member of the Crown Council and Serbian Academy of sciences and arts.

The ceremony was attended by Mr. Philippos Karamanolis, President of the Managing Board of EFG Eurobank Serbia, and many other distinguished guests.

In his speech, HRH Crown Prince Alexander thanked EFG Eurobank Serbia for their support to this event possible, welcomed students, their parents and professors and emphasized: “Dear students, my wife and I are very happy to welcome you again to the White Palace, together with students from Republic of Srpska for the first time. I warmly congratulate you with the wish that you continue to be the best. You are the future of Serbia and Republic of Srpska. As we are all very proud of you, you should be proud of what you have learned until now, and you should continue to expand your knowledge. You should be proud of your hard work and your talents, and you should put them in the service of your homeland. Dear parents, you should also be proud and you should continue to support your children for their future education. My Foundation for Education will continue to support young people like you.”

Prof. Dr. Ivan Vujacic, member of the Main Board of EFG Eurobank Serbia, congratulated all the best students and emphasized that it would be very important that they continue their education.

The famous Serbian poet Mr. Matija Beckovic emphasized that HRH Crown Prince Alexander is following in the footsteps of his glorious ancestors and that this was the most beautiful event held in Serbia at the moment.

The Choir “Oktoih” performed a very interesting programme.

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine express their sincere gratitude to all volunteers who participated in organization of this event, as well as general sponsor EFG Eurobank Serbia, sponsors Coca Cola HBC Serbia, DON DON Novi Beograd, Bakery PONS Cacak, Mlekara GRANICE, Remi Jagodina, Ketering Kitanovic, Butchery Nada, Yu ital Com Novi Sad.

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