RECEPTION IN HONOUR OF MEMBERS OF
SERBIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND ARTS
Belgrade, 8 December 2006. – HRH Crown
Prince Alexander II hosted the members of Serbian Academy of
Sciences and Arts (SASA) last night in the White Palace.
This year SASA celebrates 165 years since
the establishing of
Serbian Learned Society, whose tradition it has
inherited. Wishing to honour the jubilee, and to show
support to the work of the Academy, HRH Crown Prince
Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine organized a
reception in the White Palace.
In his speech, HRH Crown Prince Alexander
II said that the Academy as the leading Serbian institution
should always have new initiatives and be the leader in
development of our society. He also asked the members of
SASA to ask for his assistance whenever they need him for
projects that will do good to Serbia.
President of SASA, Mr. Nikola Hajdin,
also addressed the guests, giving a short history of the
Academy, and thanking Crown Prince Alexander for honouring
the members of SASA with the reception. The Serbian Academy
of Sciences and Arts is the most eminent scientific and art
institution in Serbia. It was founded by Law of November 1,
1886 as the
Serbian Royal Academy. SRA was the successor to the
Serbian Learned Society with which it merged in 1892 and
accepted its members as its own either regular or honorary
members, its tasks and its place in scientific and cultural
life. The same occurred several decades earlier when the
Serbian Learned Society took over the place and functions of
Society of Serbian Letters, the first learned society in
the Serbian Principality.