On the eve of the Independence Day President Alexander Lukashenko presented state awards to the distinguished people of Belarus. The list includes 40 persons. These are representatives of law enforcement bodies, rescuers, medical workers, pedagogues, people of art. Among the awardees are both ministers and non-management employees. By carrying out their official duties, they have made a great contribution into the country"s development. According to the head of the state, in life there are no sectors of secondary importance. National defense and security, economy, education, science, culture, sports, social security are crucial for the well-being of our state.