State President Egils Levits visits the environmental art object “Meeting”

On June 8, 2020, a day after the centenary of the Latvian national anthem, State President Egils Levits visited Pedvāle Art Park.

The President was especially attracted by the environmental art object “Meeting” recently created by Ojārs Feldbergs, dedicated to the centenary of the convening of the Constitutional Assembly of the Republic of Latvia.

During the period from 1920 to 1922, the Constitutional Assembly drafted the Constitution (Satversme in Latvian) of the Republic of Latvia, while in 2013, the then Chairman of the Constitutional Law Commission of the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, started the draft preamble of the Constitution. The Preamble to the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia is an introductory part of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia, in which the basic meaning of the existence of the Basic Law of the Republic of Latvia is formulated in a general form and it was adopted on 19 June 2014.

Addressing the President, the sculptor Ojārs Feldbergs said: “The deputies of the Constitutional Assembly are popularly called the fathers of the Constitution. You, as the author of the preamble of the Constitution, could figuratively be the son of the fathers of the Constitution. Therefore, I invite you to add your stone to the family of 150 stones of the art object dedicated to this Constitutional Assembly, placing it in the centre of the object, at the place of the presidium, in a Stone Seed Planting Performance. ”

The President chose a sea stone seed for planting, conveying his message to it, so that it would grow, mature and come true in the land of Pedvāle, in the environmental art object “Meeting”.