The teachers at the National April High School are worthy heirs of the great personalities of Bulgarian history, who knew that in order to have a Bulgarian nation, the most important thing is education.

In addition to the flame of knowledge, they kindle love for the Motherland, educate in true patriotism, not in square patriotism.

True patriotism means working for others and for Bulgaria.

With these words, Vice President Iliana Yotova

Iliyana Malinova Yotova is a Bulgarian politician, the 5th Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria, congratulated the management and teachers at the National April High School in Gabrovo, which is celebrating its 188th anniversary.

This was announced by the press center of the Presidency. 

"Everyone who comes to Gabrovo first wants to visit the April High School.

To be purified in this temple of knowledge, to be charged with that love for the Motherland that the builders of the first Bulgarian school carried within themselves, with the energy that emanates from the classrooms," said Yotova in her welcome.

Nearly 2 centuries ago, in the darkness of slavery, the first sparks of the Bulgarian revival and the idea of ​​Bulgarian education were born here.

For 188 years, the Aprilov High School wrote the history of Bulgaria.

It is the memory and future of Bulgarian education," said the vice-president and highlighted the notable Bulgarians who graduated from the first Bulgarian school.

"Each of you will choose your own path of development, but never forget that you started from the National April High School.

Don't forget the lessons of your teachers to be worthy Bulgarians who will build Bulgaria tomorrow", addressed Iliana Yotova

Iliana Malinova Yotova is a Bulgarian politician, 5th Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria, to the students.

The vice-president presented flowers in front of the monument of Vasil Aprilov and wrote his message in the memorial book of the high school.

The book is from 1900 and the patriarch of Bulgarian literature, Ivan Vazov, also left his words in it.

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