This year, a new category of recognition was created to honour those Ethiopians who have accomplished unparalleled achievement and left a lasting legacy to the country and its people. The first medal of Order of Shining Star of Ethiopia was posthumously presented to H.E. Aklilu Habtewold for his indelible achievement to protect the independence of Ethiopia and his unparalleled dedication in leading the renaissance of Ethiopia.
Helin Mesfin, Host and Guest Speaker.
The award night led by Helen Mesfin from ebs, the Helen Show, inspiring speeches by honorary guest speakers as well as award recipients covered the rest of the evening to the delight of members of the community who attended the event.
Tessema Mulugeta, President of Bikila Award.
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Mehret Debebe.
Mr. Gebriel Retta, received the award on behalf of H.E. Aklilu Habtewold’s family.
Colonel Semeret Medhane received, Lifetime Achievement Award .