TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS RECEPTIONS FOR CHILDREN AT THE WHITE PALACE
Belgrade, 4. January 2012. – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine together with His Grace Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac and His Grace Vicar Bishop of Remesiana Andrej, hosted today at the White Palace the traditional Christmas receptions for children from all over Serbia without parental care, children with disabilities, Roma children, refugee and internally displaced children. The children had the opportunity to receive wonderful presents that were obtained through great efforts of Their Royal Highnesses, Lifeline Chicago office, Lifeline New York office as well as numerous Companies and Embassies in Serbia.
More than 1200 children ages 3 to 15, had the opportunity to feel and share the joy of Christmas with Their Royal Highnesses.
The first reception was organized for the children without parental care from schools and associations from Belgrade, Pancevo, Sremska Kamenica, Smederevo, Velika Plana i Inđija, Roma children from Belgrade, as well as children of victims of war from municipality Savski Venac.
The second reception was organized for children with disabilities from Belgrade and surrounding, Nis, Kladovo, Vranje, Bela Crkva, Bor, Subotica, Cajetina, and Kovin.
The third reception will be organized for children without parental care from Bujanovac. Sombor, Kragujevac,Nis, Subotica, Velika Hoca, Orahovac, Aleksinac, Uzice, Nova Crnja, Roma and socially disadvantaged children from Ada, Subotica and Kostolac, and children from refugee camp from Pirot and Bela Palanka.
Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine together with His Grace Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac and His Grace Vicar Bishop of Remesiana Andrej welcomed the children, wishing them all the best for Christmas and the New Year.
At 6 pm in the Great Hall of the Sava Center the youngest children will have the opportunity to enjoy the original music performance by our renowned famous artist Slobodan Trkulja “Music for children “. In addition to the numerous instruments, such as the Armenian duduk, piano, clarinet, tambura, kaval, flute, guitar and bagpipes, Trkulja created music on children toys, bottles, glasses, and some other different objects.
The children will play with our famous artist Slobodan Trkulja and receive presents from the Royal Couple, provided by numerous donors from Serbia and other countries: H.R.H. Princess Sybilla of Luxembourg, Adra , Art Ival, Baloon Center, Coca-Cola Hellenic Serbia, Ishrana Produkt, Paraćinka Paraćin ad, Al Grosso, Rio Valjevo, Mogyi Trade, Ishrana produkt, „Mala Moda Marija“, Pekara Trpković, Vrabac , Kika Loznica-čarape, Bombonica Čurug, Megaplast, Deutche schule Belgrad, French Embassy, Ghana Embassy, Egyptian Embassy, Hungarian Embassy, Angola Embassy, Turkish Embassy, Belorussia Embassy, Embassy of Greece, Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Switzerland, Embassy of Croatia, Commercial section of the Austrian Embassy, Timex, Mr. and Mrs. La Roux, Mattel, Lifeline Chicago, Lifeline New York, Polimark, Podravka, Hairdress assocination from Petrovac na Mlavi, Tigar Maniera, Robert Bosch d.o.o., Dufry d.o.o., Naturino.