Berlin: Awards given to the students of the Supplementary School in the Serbian language

02. Oct 2021.
A ceremony was held at the Serbian Embassy in Berlin on the occasion of awarding prizes to students of the Serbian Supplementary School in Germany for the best works written within the literary competition "My language, my world – why am I learning Serbian".

This competition was announced on the initiative of Ambassador Snežana Janković, on the occasion of the Day of Slavic Literacy on 24 May, but the ceremony was held later in Berlin due to epidemiological measures.

The goal of the competition was to encourage our children who are born, grow up and go to school in Germany, to think about why it is important to nurture the knowledge of the Serbian language and the Cyrillic alphabet.

There were 115 students from 1st to 8th grade of primary school from all parts of Germany who participated in the competition, of which 12 were awarded. The children who won the awards received letters of appreciation and books by our famous writers provided by the Embassy, while the other children were awarded appropriate letters of appreciation for their participation.

Addressing everyone present, Ambassador Janković, among other things, pointed out that it is important that our children in the diaspora use the Serbian language and continue to nurture and transmit it.

The competition was very well received by those present. Parents and teachers especially expressed their gratitude to the Embassy, ​​assessing that this initiative had a stimulating effect on their children and expressed the expectation that there will be even more such and similar activities in the future.

The ceremony was attended by award-winning students from Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen, Stuttgart, Freiburg, Frankfurt am Main, Munich and Göttingen, their parents and teachers, the coordinator of the Serbian Supplementary School in Germany Biljana Bukinac and the coordinator for Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, Tatjana Popović, Consul General of Serbia in Munich, Božidar Vučurović, Consul General in Stuttgart, Dragan Dimitrijević, as well as representatives of the media – television of the Serbian diaspora from Munich and News from Berlin.