Hungary’s Deputy House Speaker Marks Social Work Day

  • 13 Nov 2018 7:58 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Hungary’s Deputy House Speaker Marks Social Work Day
Sándor Lezsák, Hungary’s deputy house speaker, paid a tribute of recognition to people employed in social services and to the “tens of thousands” of volunteers working for church and civil organisations to help their community.

In his address at a ceremony in Parliament, marking the Day of Social Work, Lezsák thanked all those working in the sector for their efforts.

Attila Fülöp (pictured on top), state secretary at the human resources ministry, praised the sector’s 100,000 employees as people working with “faith, courage, openness and generosity”.

The Hungarian parliament declared November 12 the Day of Social Work in 2016.


MTI Photo: Koszticsák Szilárd

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