The winners of the institutional awards for International Women's Day, Marisol Cos Delgado and Josefina Nieto Gómez, received last night, March 8, a well-deserved tribute from all the people who filled the auditorium of the Virgen del Carmen Cultural Center.
The mayor, Eduardo Dolón, and the Councilor for Social Welfare and Equality, Inmaculada Montesinos, presented the awards, highlighting the small monolith they received, an iron interpretation of "La Bella Lola" by the artist, Pepe Miralles.
The two winners had words of gratitude for this distinction and put all the emphasis on defending women's rights and equal opportunities. The mayor praised Marisol Cos for her dedication in her multiple occupations for the benefit of society and Josefina Nieto for her academic personality, her many years at the helm of Colegio Cuba and her dedication to culture.
Eduardo Dolón also had a fond memory for Tomás Ballester Herrera, who died last Saturday, as a councilor for Social Welfare and as a person dedicated to helping people. The mayor announced that he has proposed, with the approval of the Ballester family, that the Torrevieja Alzheimer's Center (AFA) and the next building that is being planned for this service, bear the name of Tomás Ballester as a permanent memory of his memory.
The gala included performances by the "QK" Academy of La Mata, the singer Juan Ángel and the Murcian poet Magdalena Sánchez Blesa. At the entrance to the room, a photocall was installed in the form of a mural made up of 3,190 pieces and made by the students of the teacher of the Municipal School of Drawing and Painting, Mar García, representing a woman among diversity.
The gala was closed by the local singer, Shani Ormiston, who performed the song "Guerrera" as a tribute to Tomás Ballester, which was one of her favorite songs.