Polish national football team, physicist prof. Grzegorz Wrochna and ballerina Wiesław Dudek won this year’s Polish Ambassador competition. The audience award went to Polish firefighters fighting fires in Greece, and a special prize for the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.

The “Polish Ambassador” competition – organized for the third time by KGHM Polska Miedź SA – aims to honor people or institutions that contribute to building a positive image of Poland in the world.

“It is worth remembering what the word + ambassador + means, because apart from the fact that it is the name of a diplomatic position, the noun + ambassador + also describes people who advocate for a particular cause (…). In short: we reward the people who represent us who advocate – Not only in the defensive sense, but also in the offensive sense, that is, they come up with a certain initiative – the Polish cause. By understanding + soft power +, they share their successes and prestige, attract others to their aura and strengthen the Poles ”- stressed KGHM Chairman Marcin Chludziński at the opening of the ceremony.

The winners of the competition – after the deliberations of the jury, in which, together with the President of the KGHM, among others, the Adviser to the President of the Republic of Poland Błaej Spychalski, the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Jaroslaw Selin, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Łukasz Jasina, the Director of the Adam Institute Mickiewicz Barbara Schabowska – In five categories.

The Polish national football team became the ambassador of Polish sports, physicist and head of the Polish Space Agency, Prof. Grzegorz Wrochna (initiator of the creation of the National Center for Nuclear Research), and ambassador of Polish culture, ballerina Wiesław Dudek, who collaborates with the best directors and choreographers of ballet scenes in the world. As Eugene Onegin at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.

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“Sport is perseverance, courage and, above all, the constant overcoming of your weakness. Medals for great events and a place in world leaders in their discipline are one thing, but special respect arises from the perseverance with which the players constantly fight, it shows us that nothing is impossible “- emphasized the Vice President Minister, Head of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Piotr Glinsky, who presented the award to the representatives of the Polish national football team.

Amp soccer is a different type of soccer that players play after unilateral amputation of the lower extremity – in the case of skaters – or the upper limb of goalkeepers. Polish footballers in this field were awarded the title of “Polish Ambassador” among others for the bronze medal at this year’s European Championships, which was held in Krakow. In the final match, the Turkish national team defeated players from Spain.

The audience award went to Polish firefighters fighting fires in Greece. “On August 7, 143 people and 46 fire engines left Poland to help the Greek services fight the fires. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mikotakis expressed his appreciation to the Poles saying they ‘are doing a great job’, and the Minister for Citizens Protection, Michalis Chrisochoidis, formally thanked them for their help, Handing over the memorial plaques to the main commander of the State Fire Service, Andrzej Bartkowiak, and the commander and deputy commander of the GFFFV in Poland – Senior Brigadier General Marcin Kedra and Young Brigadier General Bäwe Dabrowa ”- reported the KGHM in the information on outstanding firefighters.

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The special award was given to the head of the KGHM of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, which – as the Radio Information Agency recalled – is performed in almost all European countries and in Japan, Hong Kong, China, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Taiwan, USA, Canada and South America. IAR reported that “the band performs regularly in Great Britain, Germany and Austria, and in March 2010 toured the Persian Gulf countries for the first time”.

This year, due to a break caused by the pandemic, last year’s competition has also been resolved. Information about all winners of the “Ambassador of Poland” competition will be available on the KGHM Polska Miedź SA website.

During the ceremony, a message from President Andrei Duda was also read, under the honorary patronage of which the competition was held. Letters from time to time were also sent to the ceremony participants by: Sejm Marshal Elżbieta Witek, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, and Minister for Family and Social Policy Marlina Mallig. “The awards you receive today are a beautiful confirmation of your merits for our homeland, as well as the effectiveness with which you are building a Polish brand in the world. You are our pride. Your achievements inspire and motivate action” – wrote Prime Minister Morawiecki.

In the information about the “Polish Ambassador” competition, the KGHM assures that it pays special attention to promoting the country in the most important areas of life. “The referendum appreciates those who work on Poland’s image and contribute to making the country famous, its culture, successes and history,” the company said, noting that anyone can apply for awards, and 10 people are selected from among the applicants. proposals. category. (PAP)

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