Limassol Association UK members gathered in North London on Thursday evening, 25 November, celebrated the 24 November Teachers’ Day and the birthday of the association’s chair Arife Retvan.
Retvan said: “We are very happy to come together on a very meaningful evening. Waves in the sea, love in the heart, and the most successful masters in educating us are definitely our teachers. No one can say that I don’t have a teacher. After our mother, our teachers who contributed the most to us are those who trained us and showed us the way. We struggled to exist in a distant and multicultural country. We are happy if we were able to gather 50 people today. This is a success for us and we are trying to ensure success for those who will come after us. Many people worry that the child will assimilate. But the important thing is to take care of these children. In this year and in the past years, we have taught many children, we have extended it to Pakistan and India, and we have made sure that our children are educated. This pride is not just for us, but for our members and our community.
“We sincerely congratulate all our teachers, especially those who work in a foreign country, on the teacher’s day. It is our moral and humanitarian duty to always commemorate our teachers, who have a lot of effort and rights on us. I would like to express my gratitude to our teachers who work hard and sweat in raising generations with free ideas, free conscience and knowledge. I congratulate the 24 November Teachers’ Day of our teachers, who instil the love of homeland and nation in our children, ensure their mental and moral development, are a cultural treasure, a fountain of history, and a light of knowledge.”
In the night of colourful moments, the members of the management had a pleasant time with the guests by singing “Old Friends”, “My Youth in the Past” and “The Song of Leymos”. İbrahim Mani was chosen as the teacher of the year and a plaque was presented by Retvan.
Towards the end of the night, members celebrated Arife Retvan birthday with a cake was cut.