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Dmanisoba Celebrations Marked

By Messenger Staff
Monday, October 3
On October 1, a public celebration known as Dmanisoba was held in Kvemo Kartli region. The traditional celebration this year was given special attention. Members of government, parliament and representatives of foreign diplomatic corps accredited in Georgia attended the Dmanisoba celebration. Various cultural and sporting events were being held in the town of Dmanisi all day to mark the event.

Concerts, exhibitions, performances of folk ensembles from around the region have been underway in the city since morning. Presentation of the rehabilitation project of Dmanisi was also held in the city.

The governor of Kvemo Kartli region, Davit Kirkitadze, also opened a new 12.7-kilometer highway Dmanisi-Bediana. The Department for Roads in the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure implemented rehabilitation works with funding from the World Bank and the government of Georgia. The road was covered with tarmac and fifty persons were employed on the rehabilitation works and the most of them were local residents.

Dmanisi's central square has been completely renovated as well. The road was surfaced with decorative tiles, and modern lighting was installed.

Dmanisi's most outstanding residents were named as part of Dmanisoba. For contributions to the development of Dmanisi this title was also given to the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Ramaz Nikolaishvili. Sport competitions in Georgian wrestling and horse racing were part of the celebration. At the same time, all day long in the Kvemo Kartli region, the various municipalities have presented rural samples of handmade crafts and agrarian products. The celebration ended with a concert of folk ensembles.

Dmanisi is an archaeological site in Kvemo Kartli region of Georgia approximately 93 km southwest of the nationís capital Tbilisi. It is known for its rich collection of ancient and medieval artifacts and the ruins of various buildings. Early human fossils, dubbed Homo georgicus, were found at Dmanisi between 1991 and 2005.