For merits to Lithuania and Lithuanian laser sector
The ceremony in Presidential Palace to award honored people that are famous for their activities in promotion of Lithuania on the day of restoration of Lithuanian state – February 16th was held. 37 our country and foreign citizens also the Executive director for long years of Lithuanian Laser Association dr. Petras Balkevičius, were awarded during this event. Dr. Petras Balkevičius was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order “For merits to Lithuania”, symbolizing more than half- century of hard-work in developing of laser technologies in Lithuania and abroad, thereby contributing to strengthening our country’s competitiveness and increasing its global awareness. Dr. Petras Balkevičius is not only the head of laser technologies company EKSMA, but also one of the founders and promoters of Lithuanian laser ecosystem.