Traditionally, in honor of the Independence Day, the President of Turkmenistan signed a decree on awarding civil servants, doctors, representatives of various fields.
The awards were given to workers in the fields of health care, science, education, literature, culture, art, sports and the media.
In the document on awarding, published in two issues of the newspaper "Neutral Turkmenistan", there are only 416 people. 374 of them were awarded the medal of Turkmenistan "Watana bolan söýgüsi üçin" (For love of the Fatherland), 40 - the medal of Turkmenistan "Gairat", one was awarded the Order of Turkmenistan "Garaşsyz Türkmenistana bolan beýik söýgüsi üçin" (For great love) to an independent one - the Order of Turkmenistan "Altyn asyr" (Golden Age) II degree.
Those awarded with the "Watana bolan söýgüsi üçin" medal are paid a one-time bonus in the amount of three times the minimum wage, the "Gairat" medal - five times, "Garaşsyz Türkmenistana bolan beýik söýgüsi üçin" in an amount equivalent to one thousand USD.