Celebratory Barbórka of the Miners’ Supervision27 November 2023
On 24 November this year, the Miners' Supervision held its Barbórka celebrations in Katowice. It began with a mass at the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. It was officiated by Archbishop Senior Damian Zimoń, who in his homily, amongst other things, expressed his best wishes to the employees of the mining supervisory authorities on the occasion of Miners' Day.
The Mass was also an opportunity to present the Catholic Children's Foundation with a gift from mining supervisory employees, who have been supporting it with voluntary donations for almost 10 years.
Another part of the Barbórka celebrations of the State Mining Authority took place in the auditorium of the Katowice City of Gardens - Krystyna Bochenek Cultural Institution. Among the several hundred invited guests were representatives of state, parliamentary and local government authorities, the army, police, fire authority, trade unions, institutions cooperating with HMA, delegations of mining plants from all over Poland and guests from abroad.
The ceremony was an opportunity to honor distinguished mining supervisory employees with state medals awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland. They were awarded by Piotr Pyzik, Undersecretary of the Ministry of State Assets and Government Plenipotentiary for Social Dialogue.
Congratulatory letters to the participants of the academy were addressed by, among others, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Chief Labor Inspector Katarzyna Łażewska-Hrycko and Member of the European Parliament Izabela Kloc.
Distinguished mining supervisory employees were also awarded departmental medals and a number of other honors. Mining ranks, as well as honorary mining swords, Badges of Honor for Distinguished Service to Safety in Mining and the “Distinguished Service to Mining Supervision” honorary award, awarded for the first time this year, were awarded.
This year's HMA Barbórka celebration was accompanied by a performance of the Koher band.