The winner, Richárd Kovács, currently works as a first lieutenant in the traffic police department of the Dombóvár Police Department. He earned a special prize at the Tudományos Diákkören with his thesis entitled “Ethnic profiling during police measures”. He won the Mr. Policeman title for bodybuilding several times and returned home with several medals from the World Police and Fire Games held in the United States.
He is currently studying romology at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Pécs, and is also a law student at the Faculty of State and Law of the University of Pécs.
His research interests are extreme poverty and policing sociology. He wants to show the children what results can be achieved with perseverance, sports and learning. Due to their important role in previous campaigns, Gusztáv Mundér and Jenő Setét received a posthumous Aranypánt memorial award at the awards gala held at the Budapest Jazz Club, they wrote.
In 1971, the first World Roma Congress convened on this day, in honor of which April 8 was later declared International Roma Day by the United Nations (UN).
In Hungary, the Roma Press Center – this year in cooperation with the 1 Hungary Initiative – will present the Golden Belt award to the ordinary Roma hero of the year, established in 2015. The aim of the award, which was last presented in 2019 due to the coronavirus epidemic and announced for the sixth time this year, is to present to the public year after year people who have gained recognition in their environment through their occupation, and who also live their everyday lives as self-identified Roma.
The term “gold belt” also symbolizes the dual identity of the majority of Roma, they wrote in the announcement.