President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili awarded Zaza Pachulia the Order of Honor for special contribution to the development of basketball and popularization of Georgia on the international arena, President’s press service reported.
The award ceremony took place at the Presidential Palace of Georgia today and the Head of President’s Administration Giorgi Abaishvili, Zaza Pachulia’s family members, representatives of the administration, Georgian national team, coaches and representatives of “Golden State” attended it.
“Zaza Pachulia is the first Georgian basketball player who has won the NBA Cup and decided to celebrate this victory in his homeland. Success is very important but the most important is to share it with the community. Zaza Pachulia does not forget his homeland. He was with us when Tbilisi was in a difficult situation after inundation. I want to thank him for such patriotic spirit”, - said the President at the award ceremony.
Zaza Pachulia thanked the President of Georgia for awarding him.
“What I have done in my life I have done with my heart and I did not expect such thing. It is a special day for me, because the president appreciates the work I have done and I am grateful for everything. I will try to keep this Order of Honor worthy”, said Pachulia.
Recall that Pachulia brought the NBA Champion Cup to his homeland yesterday and today, 20:00 pm, it will be represented at the Sports Palace.
German diplomats awarded Georgian Captain Levan Shubitidze with the Bronze Bundeswehr Medal for successfully completing the Resolute Support Mission on the military base “Marmal” in Afghanistan. German Ambassador to Georgia Heike Peitsch gave a certificate to Georgian serviceman, while German Attaché Vice-Colonel Franz-Josef Nolte pinned Bundeswehr Medal on Shubitidze’s chest.
The First Deputy Defence Minister Lela Chikovani and the First Deputy Chief of General Staff, Colonel Nikoloz Janjgava attended the awarding ceremony at the Georgian MoD.
From January of 2016 Captain Levan Shubitidze served as Bravo company commander of the 32nd Battalion of the III Infantry Brigade under the German command in Mazar-i-Sharif for seven months. He serves as the senior planning officer of the Captain School at the Educational Command.