A message from the chairman Mr. Ognian Palaveev
Dear fellow townsmen and compatriots, dear supporters of the
Bulgarian national spirit, dear guests of Koprivshtitsa!
Koprivshtitsa is a town with a centuries-long history, began in the
great time of Medieval Bulgaria, ruled by the kings of the second
Bulgarian statehood. Koprivshtitsa was a centre of the Bulgaria
Renaissance and the fight for church and national independence
during the time of the Ottoman rule.
Today, two centuries later, in the beginning of the new millennium we
need a new Renaissance! A renaissance of the Bulgarian national spirit
and virtue, a renaissance of the Bulgarian authentic folklore, a
renaissance of the Bulgarian entrepreneurship and economic independence.
A renaissance of the innate Bulgaria values - freedom, spiritual virtue,
longing for progress.
Such a renaissance could be accomplished only by our persistence and
dedication, inspired by the patriotism of Luben Karavelov, by the
revolutionary flame of Georgi Benkovski and Todor Kableshkov, by the
lyrical emotionality and purity of Dimcho Debelianov.
In order to unite the efforts of all patriotic citizens of
Koprivshtitsa, and all those who do not live town but are inextricably
bound up with it, we established Koprivshtitsa Board of Trusties with
the purpose of assisting the economic, spiritual, social and cultural
development of the town.
Let us preserve and transfer the ever-burning spirit of Koprivshtitsa
to the future generations of Bulgaria, who will live in a new and united
Europe, a part of a modern and developed globalized world without
geographical borders and political biases.
This is the only way Bulgaria will be able to integrate its national
values within the value system of the United Europe and by doing so to
enrich and open it towards the beauty of our nature and greatness of our
Chair of the Board