The Minister of Defence donates 1900 books on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of Liberation

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Kodheli:The sole stereotype that should be your guide is learning hard!

In the framework of celebrations for the 70th Anniversary of Liberation, the Minister of Defence, Mrs. Mimi Kodheli has undertaken a book donation campaign to the schools near deployment areas of the Armed Forces. This campaign began in the High School “Mustafa Kemal Ataturk” in Zall-Herr, to which 490 books of the Albanian and World Literature were donated. The books belong to the post-liberation period to the late 90s. They belong to known authors of the Albanian Literature such as: Dritro Agolli, Jeronim De Rada, Asdreni, Mitrush Kuteli, Naim Frasheri, Dhimiter Shuteriqi, etc. This group of books also includes historical and educational publications that promote and strength the sense of patriotism of the young generation.

In her speech, the Minister of Defence Minister: “Only learning and the book makes you successful in life. No other stereotype the Albanian society creates, ‘that you can become someone without doing anything and easily’, can’t be your ideal, your hero. The sole stereotype that should be your guide is learning, hard, and having a very good friend who will never betray you, and this is the book. Even on your worst day, I assure you, the consolation the book will give to you, a poem, a story, a biography of a remarkable man is much better that any other consolation, it is always a window. Our youth is often guided by models which are not necessarily the ones that should lead our society, not even our youth; they are all lies. It can be done, by the one who can; it can be done, by the one who works; it can be done, by the one who learns! Only then you became dignified, only then you have the right to ask. And we have the obligation to put dignity in the right spot, whenever this is absent, whenever it is not assessed, but only after you have learned properly”, said Mrs. Kodheli.

Talking about the donation of these books, the Minister of Defence said that, the books include a wide range of authors like: from Naim Frashëri, Migjeni, Fishta to Xhuvani, titans of the Albanian literature. “I would like to mention Migjeni, who is my favourite poet. Migjeni says “laugh youth laugh, the world is yours”, the world is yours, but it must pass through the book. “I wish you success”, ended the Minister of Defence.

The book donation campaign will continue in the coming days of November at other schools, not only in the capital, but also in other districts of the country.



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