President of Kazakhstan presented state awards and highest military ranks to the Day of Defender of the Fatherland

Date: 07:48, 06-05-2014.

Astana . May 6. KazTAG -  Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev presented state awards and top military and special ranks to the employees of power structures  .

"Today, I invited you as a President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces to hand you state awards on the eve of the Day of Defender of the Fatherland and celebration of Victory in Great Patriotic War" , he said at the award ceremony.

" Among you there are military people, law enforcement officers and others. Also  there are those who saved lives , risking their own lives and health. Special thanks for this . Not only you did your job , but with honor  you fulfilled your civic duty , setting an example for young people , " he added.

According to the President , in life there is always a place for heroism.

" You have proven that in life there is always a place for heroism , among you there are those who for many years worked hard , sparing no efforts or time , consistently showing excellent results in your work ", he said.

" Selfless service to motherland  is a true manifestation of civic courage and dedication . You are all examples to follow, young people are looking at you , your activity is the best example of what it means to love and be loyal to people . Today, the state is grateful for your valour, your service , "  he concluded.

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