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Valdis Zatlers

Valdis Zatlers

The public activities of First Lady

Supported projects

The “Looking for the Beloved Nurse” project

In order to focus attention on the work of paediatric nurses in Latvia, increase the prestige of the profession, and remind everyone that care for patients and their recovery is so very much dependent on nurses, First Lady Zatlers in 2009 became patroness of the “Looking for Our Beloved Nurse” project. The Rietumu Banka Charity Fund and the newspaper Diena have organised and sponsored the project for the last two years.

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The “Angel of the Castle” charity project

The “Angel of the Castle” project was organised during the Christmas season in 2008 It was initiated by the “Castle Bird” salon of the Jelgava City Pharmacy company with the support of the Jelgava local government and the Latvian Agricultural University. The aim of the project was to support and popularise charity, calling on everyone to think about how they can help others by being alongside them with light thoughts, a sincere smile, nice words, and good deeds. Mrs Lilita Zatlere became involved in the project late in 2008, helping to make happier the children who were at the Jelgava City Hospital during Christmas. 

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The “Latvian State Honours” exhibition

In 2004, the Latvian State Heraldry Inspectorate and the Presidential Chancery of Latvia established an exhibition of Latvian state honours and awards, the aim being to provide information about Latvia’s history and the honours granted therein. The exhibition features Latvia’s highest state honours – the Order of Tree Stars, the Order of Viesturs, the Cross of Recognition, the memorial pin for participants in the 1991 barricades, etc. Each of these speaks to an important event in Latvian history, also symbolising our nation’s history, ethnographic symbols, and spiritual values.

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