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   08 june 2018

   Oltea Zambori

Constantin Chiriac has received the title of Honorary Citizen of Sibiu County

The Committee for Culture, Education, Sports, Cults and Youth of Sibiu City Council has decided to grant Professor Constantin Chiriac, PhD. the title of Honorary Citizen for his special contribution towards the promotion of the county's prestige and for his rich cultural, artistic, educational and cinematographic activity.

The laudatio was read by Professor Constantin Oprean, PhD. who emphasized the significant role that Constantin Chiriac, FITS and TNRS have played in the further development of Sibiu.

"I hereby thank the County Council for regarding my involvement in the life of Sibiu county as useful and for deciding to grant me this highly prestigious title of Honorary Citizen of this wonderful part of Romania. It is an emotional moment for me. I want to thank all who have understood that to give is actually the main component in our lives, which is possible if we manage to realize that life is the most important gift for which we, as individuals, have done nothing. I wholeheartedly hope that all the work that I do alongside all partners of the festival, my collaborators and students will continue to represent a large part of this component: to give", said Constantin Chiriac.

Constantin Chiriac is recipient of a Honorary Degree from the West University of Timișoara and from Leeds Metropolitan University UK (2008-13), he has received the Order of the Crown from His Majesty King Albert II of Belgium in 2011 and he was distinguished with the National Geographic Award for the significance of his role as FITS President in 2005. He is a theatre and film actor having played over 70 roles, he has held recitals all over the world and he is a remarkable personality of Romanian culture, especially in connection to representatives of worldwide cultural events.

The award ceremony was held on Friday, 8 June, from 1 PM, at the County Council.