As we enter the new year, we leave another year behind us. 2015 was a busy year in every sense of the word. Hopefully there will be much better developments in the coming days.
In the past months, we have met many pleasant events. One of which was the opening of the “Asiye Ahmet Ziylan” Private Kindergarden and TOGEMBER Private School Vocational Education Centre, honored by Ms. Emine Erdoğan’s presence. Another lovely memory was the ashura distribution event with our Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, that took place on the tenth day of the month of Muharram.
Another unforgettable event which took place in the recent weeks was the opening of the Mehmet Akif Ersoy Imam Hatip Middle School and the groundbreaking ceremony of the Celalettin Ökten Hoca Imam Hatip Middle School, which took place with our Minister of National Education Mr. Nabi Avcı. No doubt projects implemented in the field of education carry great importance to us.
Just as the entirety of Turkey, we too as Ümraniye witnessed the election on November 1st and the blessed results of the new government. Since then, the festive atmosphere felt has reflected on the streets, people’s faces and on work done. We have witnessed this on many organizations, especially with the celebration and gratitude program that we organized with our district.
My fellow citizens,
As Ümraniye, the project areas excites us the most, is that of culture-art. We strive to support doors opening to the deep meanings and connotations of the world of culture-art, as much as possible. In this context, I would like to remember the Sheb-i Arus program held here a few weeks ago. I encourage you to attend our regularly ongoing monthly conferences, concerts, and cinema and theatre events whenever you can.
Every month we sign off on new projects in numerous fields of activity, from sports to education, infrastructural to social welfare. Among these, education projects have a special significance. Here, I would like to specifically mention the ongoing projects of ‘Nisa Academy’ and ‘Youth Academy,’ having started a few weeks ago. Targeting our female and youth friends, these two training programs will be sources of pride for our district.
Hoping to meet in another newsletter filled with more great projects, activities and news,
Mayor of Ümraniye Municipality