On November 27, 2013, a festive ceremony was held at the Romanian Athenaeum to open the sixth edition of ‘Tomorrow’s Romania – Small Ambassadors of Romanian Culture’ Gala, an organized by the Romanian Diplomat Partners’ Association together with ‘Craiova as Cultural Capital of Europe’ Association, Lions Atheneum Club, and ‘Casa Artelor’ Cultural Center, under the patronage of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, which promotes Romanian cultural values.
The essence of this event is kept at the level of the foreign promotion of the Romanian cultural values, this edition has enriched and extended its aim also due to supporting other artistic manifestations from outside the capital, which could determine a more impressive European image of our country, with distinguished cultural valences.
The gala comprised of an awarding ceremony for ‘Small Ambassadors of Romanian Culture,’ a concert performed by ‘Oltenia’ Craiova Philharmonic, and an extraordinary recital by maestro Tudor Gheorghe. The Association will award ‘Small Ambassadors of Romanian Culture’ diplomas to selected children. At this year’s edition, a ‘Small Ambassadors of Romanian Culture’ scholarship was granted to a child from Montenegro for the first time. The evening’s moderators were Luminita Fatu, President of Romanian Diplomat Partners’ Association, and maestro Tudor Gheorghe, whose priceless contribution will add artistic value to the cultural initiative to promote Craiova Municipality as ‘Cultural Capital of Europe in 2021.’ The event was attended by high ranking Romanian government officials, Prime Minister Victor Ponta, foreign ambassadors accredited in Bucharest, business representatives, politicians, and social and cultural Romanian public figures. Another novelty feature at this edition was the partnership with ‘Craiova as Cultural Capital of Europe in 2021’ Association, which materializes the Romanian Diplomat Partners’ Association’s support for the project aimed at turning Craiova Municipality into a European capital by 2021, according to oltenianews.com.
“Our choice to support this project was obviously inspired by the special role Craiova has played in Romanian history, but also by the vision and perseverance of Mrs. Olguta Vasilescu, Mayor of Craiova Municipality. The collaboration with local authorities will add a practical dimension to our projects through various opportunities to promote folk values such as Romanian music, crafts, and traditions, and particular features of Romanian spirituality,” Luminita Valentina Fatu stated.