The 100th anniversary of "Sakartvelos Respublika"

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Centennial newspaper

On 17 January 2019, the 100th anniversary of the newspaper Sakartvelos Respublika (Georgian for: “Republic of Georgia”) was held in the council chamber of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences.

 

Spartak Kobulia (L) and Roin Metreveli (R). Credit: Jemal Kasradze
Spartak Kobulia (L) and Roin Metreveli (R). Credit: Jemal Kasradze

 

The event was chaired by Vice-president of Georgian National Academy of Sciences, Academician Roin MetreveliThe current editor of the Sakartvelos Respublika, Spartak Kobulia presented a thorough account of the major challenges faced by the print media during the modern boost of Information Technology and underlined the importance of preservation and development of the Georgian newspaper with a 100-year legacy.

 

Professor Diana Tkebuchava (C), representing BRAMS Institute, and journalist Rusudan Kobulia (R). Credit: Jemal Kasradze
Professor Diana Tkebuchava (C), representing BRAMS Institute, and journalist Rusudan Kobulia (R). Credit: Jemal Kasradze

 

Mr Tamaz Shilakadze suggested appointing a board of trustees that would have responsibility for strategic planning and management of the newspaper.

 

Roin Metreveli, Guram Gogiashvili, Nugzar Rukhadze, and Tamaz Shilakadze (L-R). Credit: Jemal Kasradze
Roin Metreveli, Guram Gogiashvili, Nugzar Rukhadze, and Tamaz Shilakadze (L-R). Credit: Jemal Kasradze

 

His offer was accepted and eagerly welcomed by Academician Avtandil Arabuli; President of Association Dialogue of Cultures XXI, Professor Valeri Asatiani; Honoured Journalist of Georgia and public figure, Nugzar Popkhadze; Professor Diana Tkebuchava; Professor Giorgi Gogolashvili; journalist and educator, Nugzar Rukhadze; Shota Rustaveli Society chairman and poet, Davit Shemokmedeli; authors and readers of the newspaper who was present at the event.

 

Armaz Sanmeblidze, Zurab Kobalia and the journalists of Agraruli Sakartvelo magazine. Credit: Jemal Kasradze
Armaz Sanmeblidze (front), Zurab Kobalia and the journalists of Agraruli Sakartvelo magazine. Credit: Jemal Kasradze

 

Georgian Women for Peace and Life Association President, Professor Maia Kvezereli-Kopadze expressed her readiness to join the board of trustees; the Editorial Board of Sakartvelos Respublika received a special certificate and a gold medal from her on behalf of the Association.

 

Marina Tektumanidze (L) and Spartak Kobulia (R) shoook hands. Credit: Jemal Kasradze
Marina Tektumanidze (L) and Spartak Kobulia (R) shoook hands. Credit: Jemal Kasradze

 

The Chairman of Creative Union of Georgian Journalists, Marina Tektumanidze stated that she would do anything required to gain "the status of an item of the tangible cultural heritage of Georgia" for the one and only centennial newspaper the country has. The Editorial Board of Sakartvelos Respublika received an honorary certificate and a gold-plated icon of St George from her on behalf of the Union.

 

Makvala Gonashvili. Credit: Jemal Kasradze
Makvala Gonashvili delivers a speech. Credit: Jemal Kasradze

 

Vice-president of Georgian Writers Creative Union, poet and TV presenter Makvala Gonashvili awarded Sub-editor of Sakartvelos Respublika, prominent translator and author, Guram Gogiashvili with the Ilia Chavchavadze Prize.

 

Makvala Gonashvili (L) and Guram Gogiashvili (R) together with Roin Metreveli (C). Credit: Jemal Kasradze
Makvala Gonashvili (L) and Guram Gogiashvili (R) together with Roin Metreveli (C). Credit: Jemal Kasradze

 

The honorary title of Georgian Heritage Trustees received noted journalists: Spartak Kobulia, Aleko Aslanishvili, Mamuka Vashakidze, and Otar Turabelidze.

 

Spartak Kobulia, Makvala Gonashvili, and Roin Metreveli (L-R). Credit: Jemal Kasradze
Spartak Kobulia, Makvala Gonashvili, and Roin Metreveli (L-R). Credit: Jemal Kasradze

 

Valeri Asatiani, Makvala Gonashvili, and Aleko Aslanishvili (L-R). Credit: Jemal Kasradze
Valeri Asatiani, Makvala Gonashvili, and Aleko Aslanishvili (L-R). Credit: Jemal Kasradze

 

Makvala Gonashvili, Mamuka Vashakidze, and Otar Turabelidze (L-R). Credit: Jemal Kasradze
Makvala Gonashvili, Mamuka Vashakidze, and Otar Turabelidze (L-R). Credit: Jemal Kasradze

 

Valeri Asatiani, Makvala Gonashvili, and Nugzar Popkhadze (L-R). Credit: Jemal Kasradze
Valeri Asatiani, Makvala Gonashvili, and Nugzar Popkhadze (L-R). Credit: Jemal Kasradze

 

The 100th anniversary of The Sakartvelos Respublika – Diana Tkebuchava, Spartak Kobulia, Marina Tektumanidze, Roin Metreveli, Makvala Gonashvili, Tamaz Shilakadze (sitting L-R). Credit: Jemal Kasradze
The 100th anniversary of "Sakartvelos Respublika" – Diana Tkebuchava, Spartak Kobulia, Marina Tektumanidze, Roin Metreveli, Makvala Gonashvili, Tamaz Shilakadze (sitting L-R). Credit: Jemal Kasradze

 

Centennial newspaper. Credit: Jemal Kasradze
Centennial newspaper. Credit: Jemal Kasradze

 

Sakartvelos Respublika, 17 January 2019