This morning was held celebration of the 140th anniversary of the establishment of the first military school and the beginning of military education in Bulgaria.
The celebration began at 10.30 am with the solemn assembly of music and drama theater Konstantin Kisimov in Veliko Tarnovo. The President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev, the Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakatchanov, the Chief of Defense Andrei Botev and 28 former heads, the deputy chief of the school and the dean of the schools of military schools and the National Academy of Sciences Vasil Levski attended the event.
Brilliant speech was given by the head of the University's brigade. gen. Plamen Bogdanov, and then President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Rumen Radev. It was categorical The National Military University is one of the country's most prestigious scientific and educational institutions.
"High-qualified personnel – officers and specialists with higher education for the needs of the Bulgarian army, the armed forces and all other structures of the national security system have been prepared here. The university is also successfully oriented towards the high demands of the labor market. I want to express my great gratitude and respect for the leadership and professors at the National Military University for high results and dedication, for the sense of duty with which you have retained the tradition and you are able to update curricula, programs, forms and methods of training in these difficult times for Bulgaria and the Bulgarian army. I would like to congratulate the management of universities and representatives of local authorities for the excellent cooperation and cooperation that has been built over the years, thanks to which the university today has such achievements and without which it would not have a beneficial influence of the universities on Veliko Tarnovo and the region. Dear Curators and students, I want to convince myself of this you chose the right place. It will give you a lot as long as you are completely committed to it. Be courageous and dedicated, be wise leaders and serve with honor and honor of your homeland. Remember that a Bulgarian officer is not only a profession but an occupation and duty in front of the fatherland ", with these words, Rumen Radev turned to the administration of the High School, students and students. The president stressed that today military education faces serious challenges. According to him, professionally trained officers, soldiers and soldiers the basis of the modern army – this army, which Bulgaria needs.
The president stressed that we need to invest more in preparing future personnel, building them as individuals and professionals. "Being a Bulgarian officer is not only a profession but an occupation and a duty for the Fatherland. They have long suggested that we need knowledge and competence, and debt and patriotism are addressed to the past," he said.
After the solemn speech of the head of state, they surrendered the awards of the Minister of Defense and the Chief of Defense. The NBA chief awarded the honorary title "Professor of the Year" and awarded Cum Laude. Deputy Prime Minister Krassimir Karakachanov said that the illusion of a large part of the society and the political elite that after NATO members there will be someone who keeps us safe and who will give us weapons,
After the official part of the National Military University "Vasil Levski" wreaths and flowers of the monument Vassil Levski and the monument of graduates.
The celebration of the university will continue tomorrow. At 10.00 the ritual for landing from the Kaymakchalan Mountain and the height of Calatope in the crypt of the temple of the Holy Virgin. Brigadier General Brigadier General Plamen Bogdanov will open at 10.30 in the Culture Center of the National Academy of Sciences Vasil Levski Jubilee Scientific Conference "140 Years of Military Education, Traditions and Perspectives". It will be presented and book "Pagoni in executive" Associate Professor Marko Zlatev, a lecturer in military history at the National Academy of Sciences and Plenary of the Jubilee Conference.
After the congratulations of the official guests, The congratulatory concert will be held by the representative ensemble of the Armed Forces.