The congratulation states, in particular:
“Dear Bocha Midjitovich!
I sincerely congratulate you on your 80th birthday and the New Year! I wish you strong health, longevity and good luck in your all activities!
You have made a big contribution to the study of Abkhazian art, in particular to the study of the creative life of an outstanding Abkhazian artist, scenographer and theatre critic Aleksandr Chachba-Shervashidze. Recently you have published a new book about his destiny and art, which was timed to the anniversary of the great master’s birth.
You participated in all significant events of the national movement of liberation starting from 1967 until the end of the 1980s.
You have made a significant contribution to the work of the newspaper “Apsny Kapsh”, the Abkhazian State Museum, the Sukhum Art School, the Ministry of Culture of Abkhazia and the D.I. Gulia Abkhazian Humanitarian Research Institute.
At your initiative, during the Patriotic War of the People of Abkhazia, a socio-cultural union “Apsny” was created in Saint Petersburg, which lifted the spirits of our people and informed people about the history and culture of Abkhazia. You are one of the leaders of this organisation. In the years of war, thanks to your work, documental evidence was published about the instances of genocide committed by the Georgian occupation regime on the territory of Abkhazia.
For your achievements, you have been awarded the “Akhdz-Apsha” Order, Third Class. Today you continue working for the benefit of the Republic of Abkhazia by reaching a wide audience to speak about the successes in the culture and art of our state.
Please accept my sincerest congratulations! I wish you a festive mood and further successes”.