OSMANI: THE UNIFICATION OF THE ALPHABET IS LITERARY, CULTURAL AND INTELLECTUAL UNITY OF THE ALBANIANS
Today, in the premises of the
Secretariat for European Affairs, a press conference was held on the occasion
of the celebration of 22nd of November - the day of the Albanian alphabet and
the 110th anniversary of the Bitola Congress, within which the Deputy Prime
Minister in charge of European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, the Director of the
Institute for Spiritual and Cultural Heritage of he Albanians, Skender Asani,
the State Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Valmir Aziri and the Albanian
violinist - Shkelzen Doli, who will perform at the central event marking the
jubilee, together with the Macedonian Philharmonics.
"The day when the
intellectual potentials of Albanians from all over the world manage to unite
toward unification of their own alphabet is the historical point of the
literary, intellectual, cultural and ethnic unity of all Albanians,"
Osmani stressed, pointing out the fact that this historic event, 110 years ago
was held in Bitola, which, Osmani said, has special importance for the
Albanians from Macedonia. In this regard, Osmani added that this is why the Day
of the Bitola Congress - November 22nd, as the Day of the Albanian Alphabet, is
a holiday and a non-working day for the Albanians from Macedonia, but also an
important day for all citizens of the country, confirming, in the historical
context, this country as a world cradle of literacy.
In addition, the Deputy Prime
Minister Osmani emphasized that this year the Government of the Republic of
Macedonia, together with the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia, obliged
the Secretariat for European Affairs to organise the events related to the
celebration of this anniversary.
"For the Day of the
Albanian Alphabet and 110th anniversary of the Bitola Congress, under the
slogan" For Us, the Sun rises from the west," we have organized
several events in Skopje and Bitola, which will be crowned with a violin
concert by the famous artist Shkелzen Doli with the Macedonian Philharmonic
Orchestra, under the baton of Michael Maciaszczyk from Poland, which will be
held at the premises of the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra on Thursday, November
22nd, at 19:00 o'clock," said Osmani, confirming that the event will be
broadcast live on the second program service on MRTV 2, and pointed to the
announcements of direct transmission and some national televisions from Kosovo
and Albania, as well as live coverage online.
Within the celebration of the
day of the Albanian alphabet and the 110th anniversary of the Bitola Congress,
there are also more events in Skopje and Bitola, such as the Panel within the
Museum - House of the Albanian Alphabet in Bitola, followed by a scientific
conference in the hotel Epinal, as well as the promotion of several books and
scientific research papers, and from today it will be officially installed on
the web site www. 110vjetalfabet.mk, on which will be installed interesting
historical facts about the unification of the alphabet, for the Congress in
Bitola, as well as artistic content from Albanian literature, poetry etc.