Turiba Held a Celebration on Occasion of its 20th Anniversary (6)
On Friday, July 5, Turiba marked its twentieth anniversary by a splendid birthday celebration ‘Turībai 20’ (‘Twenty Years of Turiba’).
At the official part of the event the University was greeted by the LR Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis, LR Minister of Education and Science Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis, LR Minister of Economics Daniels Pavļuts, Chairman of the Council of Higher Education Jānis Vētra, Chairman of the Board of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Jānis Endziņš, President of the Employers’ Confederation of Latvia Vitālijs Gavrilovs and its General Director Līga Meņgelsone. Those present viewed the demonstration of a film made especially for the anniversary of the University with a brief insight into the 20 years of its history, while the festive spirit during the event was upheld by the Riga Dome Cathedral Boys Choir, the Little Ballerinas, Jolanta Strikaite, and Kaspars Zemītis, and an excellent performance was given by the accordionist Ksenija Sidorova.
During the evening part the guests were entertained by the moderators of the festivity — the ‘Morning Voices’ of the radio channel StarFM Jānis Romanovskis and Baiba Sipeniece-Gavare. Apart from enjoying excellent performances, the guests also had the opportunity to take part in a song contest and to dance and this part of the festivity was taken care of by such performers as Sonora Vaice, Ieva Kerēvica with the programme ‘Etnodžezs’(Ethno Jazz), Latvian Voices, Dons, Aija Vītoliņa and the Casanova Orchestra, as well as the special guests of the evening Linda Leen and Jānis Stībelis.
In the course of the Turiba anniversary celebration longstanding Turiba employees were honoured and presented with gifts, and the festivity culminated in an acrobatic and long-leg walking show, release of balloons into the air and a common performance of the Turiba Anthem together with Jānis Stībelis and Aija Vītoliņa, and finally — tasting of the delicious birthday cake!
The Turiba University Anniversary Celebration Event was attended by the University employees, its academic staff, public officials, partners and friends. PHOTOS
Turiba thanks the producers of the anniversary celebration event ‘Turībai 20’ — the cast of Chocolate Events, the moderators Jānis Romanovskis and Baiba Sipeniece-Gavare, as well as the artists, for the successful organisation of the 20th anniversary celebration of the University.
The day chosen for holding the 20th anniversary celebration falls on the date of the University foundation — on July 5th, 1993, Turiba University was registered with the LR Register of Enterprises. Turiba is one of the first largest private universities in Latvia to mark its twentieth anniversary of operation this year. Turiba University has state-of-the-art equipped study rooms, a modern library, and a student campus— a hostel and a sports hall. The University has four affiliates — in Liepāja, Cēsis, Talsi and Jēkabpils. Turiba has also become visible internationally as the number of students from abroad reaches 7 % of the total number of its students. Turiba is the first University in the Baltic and Scandinavian countries to have been accredited at the UN World Tourism Organisation and recognised by experts internationally by awarding it the WTO TedQual Certificate.