On occasion of Zagreb Days, ceremonial session of City Assembly and City Administration, as well as Zagreb City Award ceremony were held in the Old Council House.
This is how Javno.hr portal reports from the ceremonial session and Zagreb City Award Ceremony:
The ceremonial session was opened by Assembly president Tatjana Holjevac who thanked all foreign country delegates, members of the Government, Croatian Parliament, City and many others who have responded to the invitation. The President had a speech pointing out the historical value and significance of the city.
– Zagreb hasn’t been merely an administrative center since 1776, when Croatian government moved to our town; it is a metropolis with its intellectual, cultural, educational, scientific, sport and other potentials – said Holjevac.
Love for the town core The mayor Milan Bandić pointed out some significant steps taken by him and his employees during his mandate – in particular Homeland and Jarun bridges, Zagreb holding, expansion of Ljubljana Avenue, children daycare centers, garages, Down- town solution and many other projects that have been realized or are planned for realization.
Down- town renewal requires immense financial means; without private capital through partnership with the Town, it won’t be feasible. No one can like the Lower Town Core as this proven mayor – said Bandić in his speech.
Brussells City Parliament president Eric Tomas and Sarajevo mayor Semiha Borovac held their speeches on the award ceremony.
Zagreb City Awards Zagreb City Awards for special achievements were given to HEP – Distribution system operator Ltd., Zagreb City libraries and Tehnika Ltd., theatrologist Nikola Batušić, posthumously journalist Ana Rukavina Erceg, architect Grozdan Knežević, Mira Božić, head of children day-care center “Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić”, Petar Đukan, head of the Construction Institute of Croatia, scientists Gabrijela Kobrehel and Gorjana Lazarevski pf PLIVA Research Institute, opera singer Ljiljana Molnar Talajić, film theoretician and director Ante Peterlić, cultural and public activist Vladimir Pezo, historian Ivo Perić, musician Miljenko Prohaska, sportsman Zlatko Šimenc, art historian Igor Zidić.
Academician Nikola Batušić thanked on behalf of all laureates; Zagreb Quartet summed up the whole manifestation with String Quartet no. 1 by Franjo Krežma.
We cordially thank all laureates and thank our town Zagreb and its citizens for their trust.