This year’s Gieh Ghawdex Awards Ceremony, the major annual event of the Circolo Gozitano, will be held at Palazzo Palina, Ta’ Cenc Hotel, Sannat, on Saturday, the 23rd of October 2010, starting at 6.30pm.
The ‘Gieh Ghawdex’ award, now in its sixth year, was instituted by the Circolo Gozitano in 2005 as a means to honour personalities and/or organisations who through their work have given an outstanding contribution to the socio-cultural and economic development of Gozo.
The ‘Gieh Ghawdex’ is also awarded to individuals or organisations who have contributed to the preservation and promotion of Gozo’s distinct identity. The award is also bestowed on Gozitans who have attained national or international recognition as a result of a high level of accomplishment in their career.
The activity is being organised under the patronage of the President of Malta, and is suppported by HSBC.
The Gieh Ghawdex Awards Ceremony forms part of the programme of events organised by the Circolo Goztitano on the occasion of Gozo day, which falls on the 28th of October. More details for this event will be issued at a later date.
Gozo day commemorates the day when Gozo was liberated from the French occupation, as a result of which Gozo, for a brief period of time, gained complete autonomy. This year is the 212th anniversary of that important day.