Latvian president will award Bill Gates

  • 2009-10-23
  • TBT staff and wire reports

RIGA - The medallic chapter by the presidential chancellery has decided toaward 102 people 's public figures, musicians, teachers, doctors,military men 's on the 18th of November.

According to the presidents press-secretary Ilze Rassa, that thisyear will not be so rich for awards, as the last year. In the year2008, the medallic chapter has made a decision to award 151 people,which was mostly connected with the state keeping its 90thbirthday.

This year, among others, the State awards will go to the head of theLatvian autonomy union Andris Jaunsleinis, actress Rezija Kalnina,the musician Zigfrid Muktupavels, the chairman of the JSC "Latvijasgāze" Adrian Davis, the former InteriorMinister Aloizs Vaznis, as well as to the philantropists Bill andMelinda Gates.

The awards will be handed on the ceremony, which will take place inthe Riga Castle on the threshold of the 18th of November