Colorful April 23 celebration in Osmaniye



Colorful April 23 celebration in Osmaniye

Various events were organized by Osmaniye Municipality in Masal Park within the framework of April 23, National Sovereignty and Children’s Day.

OSMANİYE – As part of April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, Osmaniye Municipality held various activities in Masal Park. The children had a lot of fun creating colorful pictures during the event, which was attended by hundreds of children.

Osmaniye Municipality held a children’s festival in Masal Park as part of April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day. The program, which began with a minute of silence and the singing of the national anthem, continued with performances by children. At the event, National Education Director Aydın Albak, Mayor Kadir Kara, CHP Deputy Osmaniye Baha Ünlü and Governor Erdinç Yılmaz delivered speeches on the meaning and significance of the day.

“Atatürk gave you April 23 as a holiday”

During the event’s opening speech, National Education Director Aydın Albak said, “The Turkish nation wrote an epic as it fought for liberation against seven heifers 102 years ago and rose from the ashes. The founder of our country, Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, held the Turkish Grand National Assembly in Ankara on April 23, 1920. He declared this rebirth to the whole world. Dear children, as important as the establishment of the Republic of Turkey is, its development, protection and continuity are at least as important Atatürk, who knew this very well, said: “We founded the Republic, it will maintain it alive and will raise it up. It is you who are those who are those who are those who have given the country to our children and our young people, to whom they hold dearly for our future, and who have given April 23 as a public holiday,” he said.

“Our goal is to allow children to socialize”

Mentioning that their goal at the festival is to contribute to the socialization of children, Mayor Kadir Kara said, “Our goal is to enable our children, who had to be closed to their homes due to the pandemic and lack of socialization , to socialize with society and their friends, to offer them the games of the past to the present and the opportunity to socialize with these games, and to contribute to the socialization of their own nation. We organize this event so that our society, our country and our city can live and evolve with their values. Our objective is to teach our children our games of yesteryear, to bring our games to life, and also to produce these games and the toys used in the games. To be able to carry out workshops where we can teach,” he said.

“I congratulate your April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day”

“I will be honored all my life to be a member of the Veterans’ Parliament,” said MP Baha Ünlü, “Today we celebrate the 102nd anniversary of the opening of the Turkish Grand National Assembly. Therefore, its first title is the Gazi Majlis. Later the rank of veteran of the Assembly, which also resisted the coup attempt, was doubled. I will be honored to be a member of this Assembly of veterans for the rest of my life. I congratulate April 23, National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, and offer my love and respect.”

“We celebrate National Sovereignty and Children’s Day with great enthusiasm”

Governor Erdinç Yılmaz, who said: “The Turkish Grand National Assembly is the heart of our country, the pledge of our democracy and the temple of our sovereignty”, also said in his speech: “Today is the 102nd anniversary of the opening of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, where the flag of the glorious Turk, which lights up the sky with a crescent and a star, flutters over every smoking stove. We celebrate National Sovereignty and Children’s Day with great emotion, which brings together the anniversary of a nation’s independence and the joy of children. The only “Universal Holiday” in the world, April 23, is the finest example of our national unity and solidarity, in the War of Independence, the iron will of our nation was embodied. April April 23 is the day the foundations of our Republic were laid. In addition to being Children’s Day, April 23 is the date on which the sovereignty engraved in our national memories belongs unconditionally to the Turkish Nation. Because the only power which will save the independence of the Turkish Nation is the determination and the decision of the nation, it is the heart of our country, the badge of our democracy, the temple of our sovereignty. The title “Parliament of Veterans” is the most concise expression of our parliament’s identity and the historic mission it has given itself. Protecting it is our most important duty. The Land of Martyrs Our Osmaniye celebrates national holidays with such enthusiasm that she is worthy of the land of martyrs. Every party is a different excitement. On this occasion, I commemorate Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, his brothers in arms, our martyrs and veterans, who entrusted this homeland to us, with gratitude and gratitude. The future of our future, our dear children, the owners of our bright tomorrows, we will be stronger as long as you protect this country and this sacred flag. Happy April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day.

In the last part of the program, prizes were given to the winners of the painting competition on the theme “April 23 Enthusiasm” organized by the Municipality of Osmaniye within the framework of the activities of celebration of the national sovereignty of April 23 and the Children’s Day. The contest winners, Zehra Asker, second Damla Tuğçe Kaya, third Yunus Emre Özdemir, and honorable mention, Leyla Deniz Demir and Hasan Baran received their awards from Governor Erdinç Yılmaz and protocol members.

Besides Governor Yılmaz, CHP Deputy Osmaniye Baha Ünlü, Garrison Commander, Artillery Colonel Hakan Kocabaş, Mayor Kadir Kara, Deputy Prosecutor General Murat Karabulut, University Rector Osmaniye Korkut Ata, the teacher. Dr. Turgay Uzun, President of the Bar İbrahim Halil Yavuzdoğan, Deputy Governors Ömer Faruk Günay and Adem Yılmaz, Commander of the Provincial Gendarmerie Colonel of Gendarmerie Zafer Tombul, Chairman of the Provincial Assembly Mehmet Ali Secretce, Directors provincial public institutions and organizations, children and their families.








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