We have the great pleasure to inform you that the President of the Republic of Italy, Prof. Sergio Mattarella, has awarded our Vajra Sister Nadia Gaggioli the honor of Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (OMRI) for merits acquired in the activity of volunteering and charity in support of people with Meniere’s disease.
Investiture takes place biannually on 2 June, the anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Italy and on 27 December, the anniversary of the promulgation of the Italian Constitution.
However, those awards on Presidential motu proprio may be made at any time, as in the case of Nadia Gaggioli.
The Order of Merit of the Italian Republic is divided into five classes and Knight Grand Cross with Collar, 1st Class / Knight Grand Cross, 2nd Class / Grand Officer, 3rd Class / Commander, 4th Class / Officer, 5th Class / Knight.
In 2014 Nadia Gaggioli was awarded the honor of Knight http://melong.com/nadia- gaggioli-awarded-the-omri/ . Now the President of the Italian Republic has raised her to the rank of Commander to highlight her continuous activity of charity.
The Presidential Decree of past Dec. 27th 2020 has now been officially published in the Official Gazette of the Italian Republic n°94 of April 20th 2021.