Honoring the Memory of Dom Pedro I and of Brazil’s Bicentennial, Academy of Arts and Science Honors a Cross-section of Citizens for Meritorious Acts that Enhance and Integrate Brazilian Culture
By Deni Moraes
The royal blue plumes of the indigenous headdress worn by honoree Trindade dos Sandos highlighted the multi-ethnic nature of Brazil, one of the world’s most diverse cultures, in a Bicentennial event by the National Confederation of Family Farming of Brazil (CONAF) in association with the Brazilian Federation of Academics of Science, Letters, and Arts (FEBACLA).
In a patriotic and cultural moment marking the historical significance of the 200 years of Brazil’s independence this September, the event honored 40 teachers, lawyers, members of the military, businessmen, a forest firefighter, and others area of culture and education, people from different levels of society, who have been standing out in their field of activity.
The martial strains of Brazil’s Hymn of Independence, composed by Dom Pedro I in 1822, filled the air in the event hall as the event got underway. Short remarks by CONAF president Santos , FEBACA president of FEBACLA journalist, poet broadcaster, and writer Borborema Cardoso, and others preceded the awarding of the Commemorative Medal Alluding to the Bicentennial of Brazil’s Independence.
The honors were granted to civil and military personalities from all over Brazil “in recognition of their meritorious, cultural, and social acts for the integration and enhancement of national culture.”
Honorees were writer Professor Ana , CONAF President Santos Ferreira, plastic artist Adriana Soares, writer André Luiz de Lima Coelho, writer Prof. Dr. André Pullig, writer Professor Pena, journalist and writer Borborema Cardoso, writer Pietro Costa, President of the Court of Mediation and Arbitration of the Brazilian states Luís Gonçalves Matoso, poet, writer, and academic Santos.
Honorees selected by FEBLACA were, Organizer and Forestry Odair Trindade Dos Santos; writer Lukas Bruno Feitosa dos Santos; Prof. Wallace Silva de Azevedo; airplane pilot and businessman Dorian Lessa Pinheiro do Vale; Founding President of the Women's Association Entrepreneurs of the State of Ceará Prof. Maria Silva; Vice-President of the Brazilian Association Institutional and Governmental Relations Aires; professional photographer Vitor Matheus Freitas Pimentel.
Also honored, were Civil, business, penal and agrarian attorney Dr. Filipe Matheus Ferreira da Silva Lima; President of the National Federation of Officers of Justice of Brazil and Vice-President of the Central of Brazilian Unions; food industry and alternative energy entrepreneur Alexandre Paula de Oliveira; attorney Mateus Leandro de Oliveira, National Director of CONAF- and President of the Federation of Family Agriculture of the State of Ceará Francisco Arly Cordeiro Lima, attorney Dr. Ricardo ; Lieutenant Colonel of the Air Force Reserve, Secretary of CONAF Institutional Relations Romulo Amaral Filho; Communicator, broadcaster, environmentalist and cultural producer Barbosa Meres (Ney Barbosa); and Agent and Chief of Investigation of the Civil Police of of Rio Grande do Norte,
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The indigenous headdress was worn by dos Santos was in honor of his indigenous heritage. He requested permission to wear from the ceremonial body as receiving the distinction was a moment of great emotion to him.
The Commemorative Medallion “Brava Brasileira” in recognition of those who have stood out for their meritorious actions, recognized as selfless and of inestimable value, “those who fight for the defense of the Fatherland and for a better Brazil,” was awarded to civil and military personalities from all over the country.
Medal honorees were Writer Ana , CONAF President Santos Ferreira, Journalist and Alencar, Writer André Luiz de Lima Coelho, Writer André Pullig; Jounalist and Writer Borborema Cardoso (Journalist and Writer Pietro Costa.
CONAF is the National Confederation of Family Farming of Brazil operating throughout the Brazilian territory, it brings together unions, federations, and associations seeking to develop public policies for better economic development. The Brazilian Federation of Academics of Science, Letters, and Arts, FEBACLA is a civil non-profit, non-partisan, non-religious association, cultural in nature, governed by private law and legally maintained by the International Cultural Association of Sciences, Letters and Arts.