The 896th anniversary from the Battle of Didgori was marked with public celebrations. Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili along with members of the Georgian government, Deputy Defence Ministers Zaal Kapanadze, Nukri Gelashvili and Deputy Chief of General Staff Brigade General Shalva Jabakhidze attended the solemn event.
The State Anthem of Georgia was followed by the award ceremony. Deputy Chief of General Staff Brigade General Shalva Jabakhidze awarded the Chief of Staff of the 32nd Battalion of III Infantry Brigade Major Malkhaz Goletiani and I Infantry Brigade Corporal Mamuka Chonishvili with the Medals “Didgori Cross”.
Established in 2014, the Didgori Cross is awarded to servicemen and women of the Georgian Armed Forces for extraordinary courage and achievements during battle, leadership and initiative. Awarding ceremony was continued with folk songs and sports competitions.