“Our country’s retaining power has been determined for a thousand years by Hungarians who work and produce on Hungarian farmland”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said at an event organised by the Ministry to commemorate Saint Stephen, the founder of the State of Hungary, and mark the Day of the New Bread.
“Farmers formed the economic and social foundations of St. Stephen’s new state. They provided the country, the army and the castles with food, maintained the state, and if needed they took up arms to protect their homeland. The continued existence of the Hungarian nation is also unimaginable today without strong rural and farming communities”, the Minister highlighted.
“Today, we are not only celebrating St. Stephen, the founding of the state and the new bread, but also those newly decorated people who are an example to all of us with their determination and diligence. People who show Hungary that while they move forward on their personal paths, they are still able to do something for their community and affect others. Those who have received state honours have provided an example to all of us through their persistence and diligence”, Mr. Fazekas said.
The full list of 2017 state and ministerial award winners is available in Hungarian on the kormany.hu website.
Source: Press release – Ministry of Agriculture Press Office