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Arvi Lind

Arvi Kullervo Lind
Born December 21, 1940, Lauritsala

Arts student, Finnish Literature and Finnish Language studies 1962–1965, University of Helsinki

Journalism and mass communication studies 1979–1980, University of Tampere’s Further Education Centre
News translator and subtitler, reporter, anchor 1965–2004, Finnish Broadcasting Company
Member of the Finnish language committee 1991–2003, Institute for the Languages of Finland
Honorary member of the Vyborg Student Association 2013

Photo: Arvi Lind
Written by Heta Muurinen
Translated by Joe McVeigh

Gliding license acquired

Arvi Lind fulfilled his life-long dreams immediately after retiring: he acquired a gliding licence and went to Australia and New Zealand with his wife.

– I have had a rich and diverse life. I dream about seeing my grandchildren grow up and find their own way in life. Of course I also dream about staying healthy. I already have a house by the sea in central Helsinki, I guess that is many people’s dream, Lind says jokingly.

Unfinished studies bother him a little.

– I am satisfied with my fate; I suppose I’ll never get my master’s degree.

Curator of the Wiipurilainen Osakunta, Katriina Lipponen, (left), Raija Voipio, M.D., who received the Suur-Vaakuna brotherhood honorary award, and Arvi Lind, invited as an honorary member of the nation’s, in the festival hall of the university on March 9, 2013.


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