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Wednesday - 28.11.2007 .

 

The governing body of the General Board of Koptivshtitsa met the new mayor of Koprivshtitsa

 

On 28 November2007 in Koprivshtitsa a meeting took place with the newly-elected mayor of Koprivshtitsa - Lyubomir Tsekov. On behalf of the Koprivshtitsa Municipality the meeting was also attended by the deputy-mayor Radka Skenderova and on behalf of the Governing Body of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa - Ognyan Palaveev - Chairman. Hristo Mavrudiev, dr. Stoycho Kosev and Milen Dobrinov -members.
At the meeting Ognyan Palaveev - Chairman of the Governing Body of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa submitted to the mayor the directions, in which the board has worked and in which we well continue to develop, namely:
Continuation and development of our relations with the Italian town of Masafra, which is fraternized to Koprivshtitsa;
Opening of a class for studying Italian language at the Secondary Education High School "Lyuben Karavelov", which is affiliate to the National Academic Complex of Culture - Gorna Banya; Continuation of work on the project for buildings reconstruction and restoration of the frescoes of the "St. Nikolay" church in Koprivshtitsa; Common aspects for mutual work on behalf of both parties were also found in the social field, in which the campaigns for conduction of specialized examinations for people from Koprivshtitsa with chronic diseases and for distribution of Bulgarian medicines to needy families were decided to continue.
We were satisfied by the fact that we obtained the consent for support and mutual work on behalf of the Governing Body of the Koprivshtitsa Municipality with regards to the realization of the above-mentioned tasks.
With best whishes for successful mandate on behalf of the Governing Body of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa, Ognyan Palaveev handed to the mayor Lyubomir Tsekov a painting with a landscape of Koprivshtitsa.

 


 

Monday - 19.11.2007 .

 

Rayna Kableshkova presented her new book in Sofia

 

On the initiative of the GBK, on 19th November 2007, in the Sofia library the book "Koprivshtitsa" of Rayna Kableshkova was officially presented, which went out of press during the summer of 2007. The book traces back the lifestyle and manners of the Koprivshtitsa people from the end of XIX century to the present days.
Many relatives of the Kableshkovi family from Sofia were present on the presentation of the book, as well as members of the Governing Body of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa and guests from Koprivshtitsa.

 


 

Sunday - 08.07.2007 .

 

190th anniversary of the "Sveto Uspenie Bogorodichno" temple in Koprivshtitsa 

 

On 8th July 2007 the General Board of Koprivshtitsa made a money donation on occasion of the ceremonial celebration of 190th anniversary of the opening of the "Sveto Uspenie Bogorodichno" temple. Father Bogomil Chatalov - a priest at the temple and father Rumen Stoimenov - a priest at the "St. Nikolay" temple in Koprivshtitsa served a holy mass. The temple was filed by many laymen, which came to honour the anniversary.


 

Wednesday - 14.02.2007 . 

 

Koprivshtitsa in the European family of fraternized towns

 

Within the period from 14th to 18th February 2007 a delegation with representatives of the Koprivshtitsa Municipality and the General Board of Koprivshtitsa visited the town of Masafra, region of Taranto, Italy. The purpose of the visit was the establishment of initial contacts with the municipal administration and signing of an Agreement for fraternization and collaboration between the two municipalities. The formation of the delegation included Nikola Kamenarov - mayor of Koprivshtitsa Municipality, general Dincho Karamunchev, Hristo Mavrudiev and Rashko Dorosiev - members of the Governing Body of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa. The visit was by invitation of the mayor of the Masafra Municipality and became possible thanks to the kind cooperation of Antionio Sportelli.

 


 

Friday - 12.01.2007 .

 

The campaign for social aid in Koprivshtitsa continues

 

On 12th January 2007, in the town of Koprivshtitsa, on the initiative of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa, with the assistance of the Association of the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers /ABPM/ and the Koprivshtitsa Municipality, free of charge examinations were conducted for the people with chronic diabetes. The examinations were conducted by the head of the Clinic of Endocrinology of the Aleksandrovska Hospital - Ass. Prof. Vladimir Hristov. 24 patients were examined and the results were reported to their General Practitioners.
After the end of the examinations Ass. Prof. Hristov delivered a lecture on theme "'Novelties in Diagnostics of People with Endocrine Diseases" and at the end answered questions of the General Practitioners. Medicines of Bulgarian manufacturers were granted free of charge to diseased people from needy families.

 

Thursday - 23.11.2006 .

 

A guest from Italy in Koprivshtitsa

 

On the initiative of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa, on 23.11.2006 Antonio Sportelli visited Koprivshtitsa. He is a lecturer at the College of Musafra, Italy. He came to Bulgaria by invitation of Mrs. Velyanova - Headmaster of the National Academic Complex of Culture /NACC/ and the High School of Studying Italian Language on occasion of the 301 anniversary of the school.
In Koprivshtitsa Antonio Sportelli was accompanied by general Dincho Karamunchev - member of the Governing Body of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa.
Antonio Sportelli was officially welcomed by Nikola Kamenarov - mayor and by Vasil Enchev - deputy-mayor. During the conversations an opinion for mutual
collaboration in the field of education and tourism was expressed, On that grounds many programmes can be elaborated.
Antonio Sportelli made a presentation of the town of Masafra, Italy, which proved to be a town similar to Koprivshtitsa with regards to spirit and traditions. The guest made an invitation for an official visit in Masafra.
 

 


 

Wednesday - 18.10.2006 .

 

The General Board of Koprivshtitsa turned 1 year

 

On 18.10.2006, in the hall of the community centre "Hadzhi Nencho Palaveev" - ton of Koprivshtitsa, the first annual meeting of the Association - General Board of Koprivshtitsa /GBK/ took place.
The Chairman of the Governing Body of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa Ognyan Palaveev presented the activities of the association for the period from the month of June 2005 till the month of October 2006. He emphasized that the work of the board would not be possible without the good synchronization between the existing boards in the town of Koprivshtitsa, as well as without the assistance of the municipality with regards to support of the development of tourism, preservation of the environment, the cultural and historical heritage, the development of the museum activities and the activation of the cultural activities in the town.
A few changes were made to the formation of the Governing Body of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa. Due to other engagement professor dr. Nikolay Tsankov and Dimitar Prionkov were dismissed. New members of the Governing Body became Hristo Mavrodiev - former Chairman of the Supervision Committee and dr. Stoycho Kosev - General Practitioner in Koprivshtitsa and a new member of the Supervision Committee was elected - Milen Dobrinov.
Petar Galinov - member of the Supervision Committee prepared a financial report for the past period and presented the draft budget for the year of 2007.
After the official part there was a celebration programme, prepared by the dance formation "Koprivshtenski Bogorodichki" of the local Community Centre.
 

 


 

Friday - 25.08.2006 .

 

The General Board of Koprivshtitsa donated medicines to diseased citizens of Koprivshtitsa

 

On 25th August 2006 on the initiative of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa /GBK/ and the Association of the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers /ABPM/, with the collaboration of the Koprivshtitsa Municipality, the second phase of the campaign for health and social aid of population of Koprivshtitsa was conducted.
With the help of the General Practitioners - dr. Oselkova, dr. Mladenova and dr. Kosev, Ass. Prof. Stefan Milanov - head of the Clinic for Emergency Internal Diseases of the Multi-Profile Hospital for Active Treatment "Pirogov" conducted specialized medical examinations.
The Association of the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers /ABPM/ provided free medicines for the treatment of needy diseased people.


 

Friday - 11.08.2006 .

 

Participation of the Board in the August Days of he town of Koprivshtitsa /11-15.08.2008/

 

The folklore days "Koprivshtitsa 2006" were opened on 11th August in the 20th April Square. On the next day the performances continued with the stage music in yard of the old school "St. St. Kiril & Metodiy", where many folklore formations from all over the country performed. About 500 performers participated in the concert programme - dancers, individual performers and instrument players.
The Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria Georgi Pirinski awarded the winners of the festival and on behalf of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa general Dincho Karamunchev presented souvenirs to the winners of the prize "Person of Folklore Days Koprivshtitsa - 2006" - the 16-year-old rebeck player Borislav Galabov from the town of Pazardzhik and the 8-year-old Velichka Markova from the village of Rozino, region of Plovdiv.
Each participating folklore formation received as a souvenir a ritual tree from Koprivshtitsa.
The Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria Georgi Pirinski was an honorary patron of the celebrations on occasion of the 35 anniversary of the winning of the first world team title in classical style wrestling.
The memorable event was celebrated wit ha sequence of activities on 12 and 13th August 2006 in the town of Koprivshtitsa.
On 14.08.2006 on the mutual initiative of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa, the Municipality of Koprivshtitsa and the Community Centre "Hadzhi Nencho Palaveev" - Koprivshtitsa a meeting of mayors and municipal counsellors from the region of Sredna Gora was organized under the heading "'Let us Preserve Sredna Gora".
The meeting took place in the hall of the Community Centre. Guests from Pirdop, Mirkovo, Chavdar, Anton, Hisar and Lesichevo were present. The following persons participated in the activities of the meeting: the deputy regional manager of the town of Pazardzhik - Penka Peneva, the executive manager of the Association of Chairmans of Municipal Councils of the country - eng. D. Damyanovski, the governing body of the Koprivshtitsa Municipality, members of the Governing Body of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa, citizens of the Bulgarian national revival town.
In his inaugural words towards all the guests, the mayor of Koprivshtitsa -Nikola Kamenarov said that preservation of nature, together with tourism development should be primary goal for the people of Sredna Gora.
The Chairman of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa - Ognyan Palaveev emphasized that the objective of the first meeting was the preservation of Sredna Gora - the place, where we were destined to live together. Beside that the forum had to specify the strategy, which the people of Sredna Gora should follow in order to achieve the idea, which was initiated by the non-governmental organizations General Board of Koprivshtitsa and the Community Centre Board of the town of Koprivshtitsa.
Engineer Todorov delivered a lecture on the problem of preservation of the environment of Sredna Gora. He introduced to the audience the way people influence nature and nature's need for protection, as well as the methods for preservation of the biological variety and the mechanism for protection of the environment. In conclusion oh his lecture engineer Todorov said:
"Preservation of nature is not a luxury or a fancy, but a question of survival of future generations".

 


 

Sunday - 18.06.2006 .

 

Participation of the Board in the seventh family meeting of the Kableshkovi Family

 

On 18.06.2006 in the town of Koprivshtitsa relatives and descendents of Kableshkov gathered for seventh time in a row. The event was solemnly celebrated with the presence of more than 150 relatives and guests, which came from all over Bulgaria.
An updated family tree was donated as a precious gift for the revolutionary's museum in the town of Koprivshtitsa, which family tree was elaborated by Rayna Kableshkova - Chairman of "Todor Kableshkov" foundation and member of the Governing Body of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa, after long years of collection and research work.
On behalf of the Governing Body of the Board a greeting address was performed by General Dincho Karamunchev. Within the activities of the celebration poems for Todor Kableshkov were recited by the poet Haralampi Haralampiev from his book of poetry "Sky for Bells".
 

 


 

Wednesday - 07.06.2006 .

 

Presentation of the book of poetry "Sky for Bells" by Haralampi Haralampiev

 

On 07.06.2006, in the hall of the Association of Bulgarian Composers, the book of poetry "Sky for Bells" was presented by the author Haralampi Haralampiev on the initiative of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa. That is a wonderful poetic album with touches of Koprivshtitsa, which is devoted the 130th anniversary of the April Rising. In a full synchronization with the exciting poems, artistic photos, made by Georgi Dimitrov were shown. The two creative artists donated their copyrights to the General Board of Koprivshtitsa.
The poetic inspiration of the author is actually admiration and pride of the grand heroism the participants of the April Rising. Vivid visions from above Eledzhik and Bunaya Summit, above the Kalachev Bridge and Bogdan Summit are queued one after another in a ballad style. Excellent lessons in history and patriotism. It's a real endless sky that ceaselessly echoes far and wide the ringing of bells of rebellion Koprivshtitsa.
Members of the Governing Body of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa and representatives of the Bulgarian Writer's Union attended the presentation.
A cocktail-party was arranged for the guests of the celebration.

 

Wednesday - 26.04.2006 .

 

Fellow countryman meeting, organized by the General Board of Koprivshtitsa on occasion of the 130th anniversary of the April Rising

 

On 26.04.2006, in the Central Military Club in the city of Sofia, a solemn concert took place, which was organized by the General Board of Koprivshtitsa /GBK/. All people born or related to the "Town of the First Canon", residents of Sofia and Plovdiv arranged a meeting, with which initiated the celebrations on occasion of the 130 anniversary of the April Rising.
More than 200 members of the Board and many guests attended the concert.
Unforgettable songs about the Bulgarian National Revival were performed in the programme by the "Armeyska Pesen" Quartette, after which Ognyan Palaveev -Chairman of the Governing Body of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa spoke about the heroism of the people of Koprivshtitsa. He said that he was happy from the fact that the celebrations became a reason for all people of Koprivshtitsa to gather at the meeting, to renew their contact to each other and to work together for the prosperity and exaltation of their native town Koprivshtitsa.
The idea was these gatherings to become traditional.
The unique album of poetry for Koprivshtitsa "Sky for Bells" by Haralampi Haralampiev was presented at the meeting. The album was published with the financial support of the General Board of Koprivshtitsa. Poems from the poetic album were read by Professor Petar Petrov and the author himself came on the stage to recite the poem "A History Lesson", reminiscing his first years as a teacher.
The programme continued with performances of the fairy girls from the formation, guided by Lili Ignatova, of the formation for folklore songs and dances.
 

 


Friday - 10.03.2006 .

Social program of the "Koprivshtitsa Board of Trustees"

The Association of Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and the Koprivshtitsa Board of Trustees with the cooperation of prof. Nikolay Tsankov - Dean of the Medical faculty at the Medical University - Sofia in March the 10th and 11th 2006, arranged consumers checck up for chronic sick in Koprivshtitsa.
The examinations were performed by a team of notable specialists in the field of internal/gastroenterologists, rheumatologists, cardiologists and endocrinologists/ and skin diseases. There will also be made echographic and electrocardiographic examinations.
After the check ups together with the Municipality of Koprivshtitsa the extremely needy and the poor families will be included in a long-term program for relief with bulgarian medicines.

Thursday - 15.12.2005 .

The "Koprivshtitsa Board of Trustees" will maintain the Municipality of Koprivshtitsa with ideas through the next year.

Just a few days before the Christmas and new year's celebrations, on 15.12.2005 . in Sofia was carried out extended meeting of the Association Koprivshtitsa board of trustees. At the conference some of the participants who took part were the member of the board of managers and the control commission, guests from Koprivshtitsa the Mayor N. Kamenarov, the financier of the Municipality Ts. Geova, the chief architect G. Georgiev, the director of the local radio M. Pancheva and the writer H. Haralampiev.
The Chairman of the Association Mr. Ognian Palaveev reminded in his opening words, that the goal of the organisation is to work in collaboration and dialog with the Municipality. Those present discussed the upcoming celebration of 130 years since the outbreak of the April Revolt and all agreed, that a good organisation would approve the board of managers as a operative structure. All the participants agreed with the idea of creating a Enterprising committee for celebrating the revolt, in which can join members of the Association, the Municipality of Koprivshtitsa, some men of note from the social and cultural life of the country. The members of the Board of Directors accepted the offer the celebrations, devoted to the April Revolt, should be under the patronage of the President Georgi Parvanov. An opinion was supported, that the preparation and the realization of the forthcoming manifestations should begin early to emphasize their local importance.
After the business part the Chairman gave a cocktail party. In an informal background he introduced his first teacher and a poet H. Haralampiev, who recited some of his poems. The Partisans of the Koprivshtitsa revival according to an old Koprivshtitsa custom wished themselves happy holidays with the hope, that the new 2006 year will be more beneficial and successful than the past year.

Wednesday - 23.11.2005 .

Visitation of the members from the board of managers from the Association in the Municipality of Triavna.

On 23.11.2005 . at a visitation in Triavna there was a group from the "Koprivshtitsa Board of Trustees" Association and the Koprivshtitsa Municipality administration. From the board the Chairman Ognian Palaveev, I. Lambrev, R. Dorosiew and A. Abadzhieva were present. Municipality of Koprivshtitsa was presented by the Mayor Nikola Kamenarov, the representative of the Municipal council Gencho Gerdanov and the secretary Nikolay Karagiozov.
The purpose of the meeting, initiated by the Chairman of the association Ognian Palaveev, was the experience exchange by the program Support for the fraternization between cities activities.
The Mayor of Triavna Municipality Stefan Danailov shared his experience for their partnership with the Swiss city of Brience which dates since 1994. Through the years this partnership gradually spread in the field of tourism, education, culture, local traditions and customs. Within the framework of this collaboration there were established many joint projects and initiatives.
Mr. Ognian Palaveev said that Koprivshtitsa is seeking for partnership with a city from the region of Trento, Italy. This would lead to the expand of the contacts of the local society in the field of tourism, culture and eventually will contribute for the advance of projects from the pre-accession funds of the European commission and the program Beautiful Bulgaria.
At the end of the work conference the two mayors exchanged honorable decorations of the two municipalities.


Saturday - 15.10.2005 .

Meeting of the Association Koprivshtitsa Board of Trustees with the public of Koprivshtitsa.

On 15.10.2005 in the town of Koprivshtitsa in the library Hadji Nencho Palaveev, Association Koprivshtitsa Board of Trustees carried out a meeting with the inhabitants of the Bulgarian national revival town. The Association was established at 14.04.2005 in the city of Sofia and it is registered as a non-governmental organization with non-economical aim.
Rashko Dorosiev member of the Control commission, part of the board of managers, opened the forum. The guests of the meeting were received with the brilliant song of Emil Dimitrov My country, my Bulgaria performed by Maria Genova a pupil in the local high school.
The business part passed under the chairmanship of brigadier-general Dincho Karamunchev, member of the board of managers. He familiarized the present with the long and short-term missions, which the board of managers is aiming for. The main goal of the meeting was to introduce the Koprivshtitsa public with the Association, its goals and people, that will work on their execution. The elected Board of managers and its Chairman Ognian Palaveev declared, that they will devote their joint efforts to the economic, spiritual and social progress of the town. All the members of the Board of managers from the Association told the inhabitants of Koprivshtitsa how they see their place and role in the board of managers.
The presentation ended with the magnificent performance of the dance group Bogorodichki from Koprivshtitsa and the Group for authentic folklore from the rodopian town of Stoikite. They presented stylish and exciting concert to the audience, filled up the library hall.
The board of managers of the Association gave a cocktail for those present, where people from Koprivshtitsa had the opportunity to share their ideas with the members of the board of managers and in an informal conversation to map their future steps together.


Thursday - 14.04.2005 .

Establishing of the Association The Koprivshtitsa Board of Trustees

On 14.04.2005 in Sofia was lead the constituent assembly of the Association The Koprivshtitsa Board of Trustees. At the invitation there were many Koprivshtitsa inhabitants, living in Sofia, connected to the town came to participate. Present were the Mayor of Municipality of Koprivshtitsa Nikola Kamenarov, the secretary Nikolay Karagiozov and many more.
Today we are gathered here to lay the beginnings of the Association with these words prof. Iskro Kosev opened the meeting. He announced, that the goal of the newly formed structure to gather not only the people of Koprivshtitsa, from the Plovdiv and Sofia board of managers, but everybody who love the city and would like to put in work their efforts and ideas and to work for his modern revival. Prof. Kosev sent best regards from the director of the Sofia region Olimpi Katev and from prof. Zhivko Stalev. Dimitar Pironkov submitted a salute speech to those present from the Minister of culture and tourism Miss Nina Chilova.
According to the previously accepted program it was taken the decision for establishing the Association and to approve its name. The bylaws of the organization were Discussed and accepted. In the board of managers there were chosen nine people, for the Chairman was elected Mr. Ognian Palaveev, Executive Director of Unipharm JSC and Chairman of the Association of the Bulgarian Pharmacies Producers. It was also elected a Control commission with three members. The entrance fee for the members of the board of managers was appointed at 5 leva, the annual membership tax is 10 leva.

 
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