“Children day” manifestation took place in Sremska Mitrovica on 12th September 2015. This annual event was organized by Kingdom of Serbia Association’s trustee in Sremska Mitrovica, Local community Block B and Mr. Ilija Nedic, head of the City Department for culture, sports and youth.

This event was special this year, because Local community Block B made a “brotherhood agreement” with Serbian municipality Ranilug from Kosovo. The act took place in the Church of St. Demetrius, where priests of Serbian Orthodox Church performed the Holy Liturgy.

In the church were present: the president of the Ranilug Municipality, Mr. Gradimir Mikic, Mr. Uros Milinkovic from Bijeljina, Vice President of the Kingdom of Serbia Association’s Executive Board for Vojvodina, Mr. Predrag Medenica, representatives of the local self-government, Deputy Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija of the Government of Serbia, Mr. Zeljko Jovic, council members of Local community Block B as well as many other dear guests.

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The “brotherhood agreement” was signed by the president of the Ranilug Municipality, Mr. Gradimir Mikic, presiding of the Municipal Assembly of Ranilug, Mr. Sasa Aleksic, president of the Local community Block B Council, Mr. Miroslav Smrzlic and vice-president president of the Local community Block B Council and Kingdom of Serbia Association’s trustee in Sremska Mitrovica, Mr. Dragan Bozic.

Mr. Bozic and Mr. Medenica addressed the gathering. Mr. Medenica handed the pins with HRH Crown Prince Alexander’s monogram to the representatives of Ranilug Municipality.

In first part of the manifestation, children from Local community Block B and from Ranilug and Gracanica participated in sports events.  There were four disciplines: eggs carrying, pulling the rope, throwing vortex and running in the sack.
Over 500 children (elementary school ages) who participated in the sports part of the manifestation all learned the importance of sports spirit and tolerance.

In the second part of the day, folklore part of the event took place. Mr. Miroslav Smrzlic addressed the large number of participants and guests.

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The participants were following:

– Elementary school “Jovan Popovic” – choir

– CAS “Dvorovi” (Bijeljina, Republic of Serbian)

– Pre-school “Pcelica”, member of the nursery institution “Leptiric”, Sremska Mitrovica

– CAS “Petar Kocic” Cestereg (municipality of Zitiste)

– Children’s Choir “Vivak”, Sremska Mitrovica

– CAS “Carica Milica” Ranilug

– CAS “Simonida” Ranilug

– Children’s Ensemble “Venac”, Gracanica

– Children’s Choir “Pikolo”, Sremska Mitrovica

– CAS “Branko Radičević”, Sremska Mitrovica

During the visit of the delegation from the Municipality of Ranilug, we visited the Imperial Palace, the many sights of the city of Sremska Mitrovica and attended Holy Liturgy in the little church of St. Stefan.

Children from Ranilug were also guests of nun Antonina, from the Petkovica monastery.

“Sremske novine” news: http://www.sremskenovine.co.rs/2015/09/deciji-dan-u-sremskoj-mitrovici/

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