Tbilisi’s Honorary Citizens Awarded at Close of Tbilisoba 2017

The annual Tbilisoba celebration was rounded up with a massive concert and the traditional Honorary Tbilisi Citizens Awards on Sunday evening.

Lado Ataneli, world-renowned Georgian opera singer, was first to be awarded as an Honorary Citizen of Tbilisi, followed by writer and journalist Tamaz Tkemaladze; Roman Shakarishvili, Georgian Neurologist; Alexander Metreveli, famous Georgian tennis player; Merab Tavadze, actor, founder of the Royal District Theater; Gulnara Chapidze, Doctor, founder of the Chapidze Emergency Cardiology Center; Demiko Loladze, journalist; Eter Kemertelidze, chemist and scientist; Zaira Davarashvili, publicist, interpreter, professor; Vazha Durglishvili, composer; Zaza Pachulia, basketball player; Tamaz Kurashvili, jazz musician; and Johannes Hahn, European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner.

“Tbilisoba is one of the most valued and important celebrations for us,” said Davit Narmania, Mayor of Tbilisi. “I’m sure each of you will remember these two days, and the last evening that brings to an end Tbilisoba 2017, where we award the honorary citizens of our city and our country, for all their outstanding work and dedication”.

When the concert came to a close, the Mayor gifted each honorary citizen a symbolic key to the city of Tbilisi.

Nino Gugunishvili

09 October 2017 16:06