he 100th anniversary of the demise of Slovenian professor Anton Bezenšek, creator of Bulgarian stenography, was marked at the National Assembly. Guests at the event were the grand-daughter of Prof. Bezenšek, Ms. Elena Bezenšek, members of “Anton Bezenšek” Culture Society from the native place of Prof. Bezenšek, the village of Frankolovo, Voinik Municipality in Slovenia, the President of “Slavyanska Beseda” (Slavic discourse) community culture house Petar Raizhekov, Bulgarian stenographers, etc.
Since those distant years and to this very day, the name of Bezenšek has been a symbol of Bulgarian-Slovenian friendship and cooperation, it is the cultural bridge between our two nations, said the Vice-President of the National Assembly Ivan Ivanov. He recalled, that on an invitation by the Bulgarian government, Prof. Bezenšek recorded the first debates of the Bulgarian deputies in the newly established post-liberation Bulgarian state, thus becoming the first parliamentary stenographer and founder of Bulgarian shorthand. He spent the rest of his life in Bulgaria and in 1880 founded the famous “Slavyanska Beseda” (Slavic discourse) community house as a cultural center of Southern Slavs, along with the first Choral Society in Plovdiv. Bezenšek died on 27 November 1915, bequeathing a cultural heritage of great importance for the further development of Bulgaria, said Ivan Ivanov.
The attendees were also address by the President of the Bulgaria-Slovenia Parliamentary Friendship Group, Assoc. Prof. Dimitar Shishkov. The guests thanked for the warm welcome. In their words, this initiative is yet another step along the cultural bridge of friendship initiated by Prof. Bezenšek.
The male choir “Prof. Anton Bezenšek” from Frankolovo also greeted the participants in the anniversary celebration. Tomorrow in Plovdiv the choir and the heirs of the Choral Society established by Prof. Bezenšek – the girls' choir “Evmolpeya” will give a gala concert...