Second Day of Recognition to the UTN’s Malvinas War Veterans

The UTNBA paid tribute to those who fought for the Country.

Publicada el 1 de octubre de 2018

On Tuesday August 14 the second day in tribute to the UTN Veterans of the Malvinas War was held in the UTNBA’s Aula Magna.Eng. Guillermo Oliveto, Dean of the UTN’s Facultad Regional Buenos Aires, was present at the ceremony; Eng. Miguel Sosa, Dean of the UTN’s Facultad Regional Delta and UTN’s Cabinet Chief; Eng. Santiago Arnulphi, Dean of Facultad Regional Reconquista; Eng. Enrique Filgueira, Vice-Dean of Facultad Regional Avellaneda; and Eng. Andrés Bursztyn, Vic- Dean of Facultad Regional Buenos Aires.

On behalf of the Ambassador of Peru, Peter Camino, the Minister Counselor, Stephan Mutze, was in charge of the political affairs of this Embassy.

Brigadier Roberto Alfredo Orlando, Deputy Director of the Plans, Programs and Budget Office assisted on behalf of the Argentine Air Force Chief. In addition, the Undersecretary of the Argentine Air Force, Commodore D. Juan José Soto; the Director of the Free Malvinas Argentinas Chair of the Facultad Regional La Plata, MA. Carlos Alberto López; the Director of the Malvinas Department of the Argentine Navy, Frigate Captain VGM [Malvinas War Veteran] Jorge Alberto Nicastro; the Director of the Department of War Veterans of the Argentine Army, Colonel Jorge Zanela; and the Director of the Malvinas and Islands of the South Atlantic Office, Commodore Humberto Di Mascio, participated in the ceremony.

Additionally, letters of support were received from former Argentine Vice President, Julio Cobos; and from UTN Facultad Regional Bahía Blanca, La Rioja, Mendoza, Paraná, La Plata, Reconquista, Santa Fe and Tierra del Fuego.

At the beginning of the ceremony, the Argentine anthem was played. Then, Eng. Guillermo Oliveto addressed the audience: “For me it is a great pride to welcome you. I feel very close to the Malvinas cause; it is generationally close to me. I have this in mind due to the number of friends and family members with whom I have shared many experiences. For me in particular, it’s a very special situation. “

In that sense, Oliveto said: “it is fair that the University pay this tribute. It is very necessary. Those of us who belong to this generation know the oblivion to which the Malvinas war veterans were subjected by society and it is fair to recognize and continue to recognize those who survived and those who gave their lives in our beloved Malvinas Islands. “

The UTNBA Dean recognized the work of Eng. Alejandro Scomparin, Director of Institutional Relations Office of the School, “who is the one who is constantly working on this issue, so that these tributes are made”.

He thanked the authorities present and highlighted the participation in the act of a representative of the Embassy of Peru, “the only country that really helped us during the Malvinas War”.

“Finally,” he concluded, “I want to say to each of the veterans, and their families from the bottom of my heart,  something very simple, from this great technological family: thank you.”

Subsequently, the FEEED rock group performed at the Aula Magna stage, and then the postgraduate and teacher, Víctor Alsina addressed some words to the Veterans of Malvinas.

Then, the graduates honored in 2017 gave a special distinction to Professor Perla Gabizón, “on behalf of all those people who gave us help and support; who were the foundations on which we were able to sustain ourselves. “

In addition, the work of the Director of the War Veterans Department of the Argentine Army, Colonel Jorge Zanela, was recognized; and Corporal Gonzalo Nolli, member of the Argentine Air Force. Both honorees collaborated with the identification and contact to the recognized veterans.

Next, the authorities gave the recognitions to the UTN’s Veterans of the Malvinas War. Veteran José Luis Aparicio addressed the audience: “I want to thank in my name and that of my colleagues who shared those years with me. The School, when we returned and it was not clear what was going to happen to us. In addition to the aftermath of the war, it was a time of much confusion. Facultad Regional La Plata Re brought us all together and gave us a special course to pass the most important courses of the year. That allowed us to meet many colleagues, many of whom are here today. We never had the chance to thank the School, and the entire University, for the restraint they gave us. It would not have been the same if we had not been students, if we had not had to share a classroom with others who had been with us in the war.