On March 11, Dzintra Geka-Vaska receives the Rose award

On March 11 of this year, Dzintra Geka-Vaska received the Rose Award and the Letter of Appreciation from the Zonta Club. The Rose Day, which took place in Valmiera for the 17th time, is organized by the Valmiera Zonta club. During it, an outstanding woman receives a certificate of appreciation for her significant contribution to society.

“It is a great honor. During the last year, we have all been associated with thoughts about the war in Ukraine, about the fragile situation in the world, about the abnormal aggressor country Russia. In 1949, my mother hid in a bunker with three small children. There she became close to my father. I’m a bunker kid. I think about strong women, about my mother and many other mothers who gave birth to children in Siberia. It is unimaginable what they went through, so this book is a tribute to mothers, a memory. Thank you for the honor of receiving the award,” said Dzintra Geka-Vaska.

“We give the award, which is dedicated to a strong woman, both as a reminder of a woman’s strength and multi-layered importance in the world, and also to strengthen other women. Ever since last February, when Russia invaded Ukraine, it’s hard to be completely happy about anything. We thank Dzintra Gekai-Vaska for her strength and stories, her tireless care to keep this unimaginably difficult topic in the public eye. But by telling stories of strength, we become stronger,” said Daiga Rokpelne, head of the Valmiera library

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