23 Nisan Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı - 23rd of April Children's Festival

04/23/2010 00:00:00

23rd of April Children's Festival

23rd of April Children's Festival is a children's festival that Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, thefounderof the Turkish Republic,bestowedto Turkish children and that has beencelebratedamong countries.

The first celebration of it was held on April 23rd, 1920, when the Turkish Grand NationalAssembly(TBMM) was founded. It is organized so as to improve the feelings offraternity, love and friendship among children and also tocontributeto a world, where they will live in peace.

The greatest dream of Atatürk, who saved his country fromoccupations, realizedrevolutionsin almost everyfieldand thanks to this changed the point of view of his nation, was modernization, namely a country that has become industrialized, has a strong middle class and where modern people aredominant.

He considered this important as democracy functions well in all modern countries that have a strong economy. Atatürk knew that industry was weak in the Republic he founded and therefore, he tried to achieve modernization through the revolution of education and thusentrustedTurkey to the children and young people. However, he knew that modernization could not beimmediatelyachieved. So, heenvisagedthat his ideal could be achieved by children educated at schools depending on positive sciences.

He believed in his people and he was a man who lived what he believed. This is the main philosophy of 23rd of April. As it can be seen now, educated young people who have improved themselves have madesignificantcontributionsto the modern Turkey. Turkey of today has developed in years and joined the group of modern countries.

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Vocabulary Exercise

My parents are ..... their 50th anniversary.
  • celebrate
  • celebrating
  • celebrates
The telephone rang, and he answered it ..... .
  • immediate
  • immensely
  • immediately
She ..... her son's education to a private teacher.
  • entrust
  • entrusting
  • entrusted
I don't ..... working with him again. He is very lazy and he always lies.
  • envisage
  • envisages
  • envisaged
Kemal Atatürk was the ..... of the Republic of Turkey.
  • found
  • founder
  • find

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