Playwrighter Ljubomir Djurkovic, a professor at the University of Montenegro Vesna Kilibarda, and painter Srdjan Vukcevic are this year’s winners of ‘’13th july’’ awards.
Parliament Speaker Ranko Krivokapic handed the awards to laureats.
Djurkovic has won the award for a dramatic trilogy “The Greeks”, Vesna Kilibarda for the book “Njegos and Italy”, Srdjan Vukcevic for the exhibition “Hipson’s lake”.
Parliament Speaker Ranko Krivokapic said that July 13th is what always gather us, and laureates always give a new opportunity to see Montenegro in its duration.
“Each of your creations opens a new window for the world to see just how distinctive Montenegro is. More than ever you tie Montenegro to its ancient dichotomy,” said Krivokapic.
He said that “some saw a country as Sparta, a country ready to fight and die for freedom.”
“And we always knew that there would not be spartan Montenegro if there was no Athenian Montenegro, and that is a Montenegro of real values, open to hear bothe east and west,” said Krivokapic.
After receiving the award, writer Ljubomir Djurkovic said that the award bears the name of the most relevant date for Montenegro. He said that the recognition he received is the most important for him so far. Professor at the University of Montenegro Vesna Kilibarda said that she was pleased to receive the award for a book about Njegos and Italy on the date which is very important for the Montenegrin history.
Izvor: RTV Montenegro