The spirit of the Visvamitra Awards of Excellence is to recognise and reward those who have distinguished themselves in sharing their success and skills with the society.
The Covid-19 emergency was an opportunity to see these real heroes in action. People of all social classeses and levels of education worked together night and day, in the most diversified professional fields, to respond to an unprecedented international crisis in recent history, that has left a lasting impact that none had ever seen or imagined.
With this introduction, the organization wanted to establish a special award category, the Covid Warrior Awards as a tribute to those who, in silence and far from the spotlight, have protected and cared for us, have helped sustain availability of essential services, and helped us avoid the worst. And their activity continues to this day.
We decided to award three symbolic personalities of Eastern Sicily, as a sign of thanks for the territory that hosted the 2019 edition of the Visvamitra International Awards.
It is a recognition that physically goes to three great professionals, but in spirit it is addressed to the thousands of fighters who with dedication and professionalism have spent themselves for each of us.
On 16th December 2020, with great respect, pride and sense of gratitude we handed out three awards:
Dr.ssa Maria Concetta Monea
Head of Emergency Department –
Director I.C.U. and e Trauma Center A.O. Cannizzaro di Catania
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Major Stefano Santuccio
Chief of Carabinieri in Augusta
Dott. Michele Fabrizio Lo Presti
Head Facility Management A.S.P. Syracuse
We have heard dozens of touching stories. And one book would not be enough to tell them all. So we want just to share with you all two interviews that will summarize what the awardees have lived during the Covid emergency.
- Interview to Dr. Maria Concetta Monea
Head of Emergency Department – Director
I.C.U. and e Trauma Center A.O. Cannizzaro di Catania
- Interview to Michele Fabrizio Lo Presti
Head of Facility Management of ASP Syracuse