1998 (January 13)
Official Gazette No. 43,216, of January 16, 1998
Whereby the nation exalts the memory of Dr. Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, in the fifty years of his assassination , completion of the construction of "National Exploratory"
ordering and other provisions.
CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA DECREES
ARTICLE 1o. The Republic of Colombia exalts the memory of Dr. Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, in the fifty years of his assassination to be met on April 9, 1998, former thinker distinguished, driver and constructor of nationality, propeller struggle for moral restoration and democratic Colombia, manager of the redemption of the national country against political country, a symbol of civic coexistence and great fighter for the strengthening of Participatory Democracy in Colombia and Latin America.
Throughout his brilliant career of service to the country was awarded, as few Latin Americans, for their academic studies in the field of philosophy, science and was therefore received, from very young, as a full member of the Academy of Sciences of Bremen (Germany). It was established in eminent political figure, serving as a popular leader in the defense of the humble of all parties.
His leadership skills allowed him to rouse the country from its long feudal sleep by her steadfast and stubborn struggle. His strong personality ments come with their professional training, studies and scientific basis based not only on knowledge but also on sentiment.
As a politician remains in the depths of the national soul, as the highest proof of its authenticity and greatness. No one can erase from the memory of our people the content of their struggles.
As statesman luxury competition served with the Presidential Designate, Magistrates of the Supreme Court, the Ministries of Education and Labour and Social Security, the Presidencies of the Senate, the House of Representatives, the Cundinamarca Assembly, the Council of Bogota and the Mayor of Bogota.
. As perennial tribute to his memory and for purposes of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the physical disappearance of distinguished public servant, ordenánse a series of events, actions and projects to consolidate the paradigm of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, thus:
a) Termination construction of "the National exploratory", which will cost nine billion pesos ($ 9,000,000,000), architectural work and cultural complex that is part of the Colombian Institute of Participation Jorge Eliecer Gaitan "Colparticipar" which will embody and promote the exercise of participatory democracy;
B) The Congress will edit, print and promote the publication of twenty thousand copies of a book with the memories of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, written by his daughter Gloria Gaitán work;
C) The Ministry of Communications will issue a stamp of different denominations with the effigy of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan from April 9, 1998, where his ideas, strength and a legend that will be reflected expressed: "I am not a man , I am a people ";
D) The Bank of the Republic, will design and issue a ticket with the effigy of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, who circulated throughout the national territory from April 9, 1998; Effective Jurisprudence
E) The Government, through the Ministry of Communications, will fund a work dedicated to creating a video of fiction or documentary on the life and thought of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan;
F) The Government, through the Colombian Institute of Participation, "Colparticipar" convene a creative contest in illustrated stories and fictional prepare a primer on the life and thought of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan;
G) The National Government, through "Colparticipar" finance and promote a Congress on Participatory Democracy, which will discuss the thesis Gaitan and Simon Bolivar on the Fourth Estate, "The Moral Power" as he called Gaitan, inspired by the Liberator and the modern conception of transition to a Ministry of Participation;
H) The Government will promote, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Commission to Commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the OAS, linking the countries of our America for the different governments donating sculptures and works art, representative of each country so that they are placed in the "National Exploratory" by the respective delegates Memorial Lecture integrate the 50 years of the Organization of American States, OAS;
I) The National Government through the Ministry of Interior, will promote the First American Indigenous Summit, an event that is currently preparing the Foundation Nobel Prize Rigoberta Menchú.
ARTICLE 3o. The National Government will make relevant appropriations, from the 1997 budget in force for the implementation of the expenses for this law.
. This law governs from its publication in the Official Journal.
The President of the honorable Senate,
Amylkar Acosta Medina.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate, Pedro Pumarejo
The President of the honorable House of Representatives, Carlos Ardila
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,
Diego Vivas Tafur.
Republic of Colombia-Government National
published and execute.
Given in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, 13 January 1998.
Ernesto Samper Pizano The Interior Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo García
The Minister of Finance and Public Credit, José Antonio Urdinola Uribe
The Minister of Communications, José Fernando Bautista