Preserve the Bulgarian / Treasure the Bulgarian
name "Preserve the Bulgarian" AKA "Treasure the
Bulgarian Heritage" is created by SVETU in
the beginning of 2005 as a name of a national
initiative for the preservation and development of
the Bulgarian culture, history and traditions.
Afterwards the creators came up with the initiative
to have this name incorporated in the same year as the name of the 1st edition
of the National Voluntary Youth Brigade "Suhrani Bulgarskoto" / "Preserve the
Bulgarian" and for the 1st edition of the National Annual Youth Gathering in
the same year. Now the name and title "Suhrani Bulgarskoto" / "Preserve the
Bulgarian" is the name of the non-governmental organization with non-profit
activities National Union "Treasure the Bulgarian Heritage" ("Suhrani
Bulgarskoto" / "Preserve the Bulgarian"), which is the successor of the initial
The name "Suhrani Bulgarskoto" / "Preserve the
Bulgarian" is owned by its creators and all rights are reserved according to
the Bulgarian and EU law.
1st National Youth Voluntary Brigade
"Suhrani Bulgarskoto" / "Preserve the Bulgarian"
Internet Youth Media "Svetu" (www.imm.svetu.com)
and foundation "Generous Heart" were the
organizers of the national youth brigade for
school and university students. The aim of the
voluntary brigade was to let the Bulgarian youth
to feel that they are important and needed by
their state and also to be proud of their history.
In the summer of 2005 (July 6-27) in the Kings
Palace in Veliki Preslav historical site (ancient Bulgarian capital) and at the
Big Basilica in Pliska historical site (ancient Bulgarian capital) over 130
students voluntarily worked for achieving a noble cause. They participated in
the process of socialization, cleaning and excavations of the archeological
activities in these 2 ancient Bulgarian capitals - Pliska and Preslav.
The brigade was also accompanied by meetings and
debates with archeologists and historians; visits to the Madara Rider monument;
visits to the Shoumen Castle; watching of historical Bulgarian movies.
The volunteers worked on 2 groups. In the end of
the work, every group received a diploma for the voluntary work and their
participation in this successful pioneer effort to start a new idea.
The first group worked in the period July 6-17, as
to the second - July 17-27 2005.
1st edition of Annual National
Budi Bulgarin" ("Preserve the Bulgarian. Be
the patronage of the President of the Republic of
Bulgaria 5 NGOs: Internet Youth Media "Svetu", the
newly-formed association "National Movement for
Bulgarian Heritage", foundation "Generous Heart",
association "Youth Department for European
Integration" and association "Student Society for
Computer Sciences" united their efforts in the
organization of the 1st edition of Annual National
Youth Gathering "Suhrani Bulgarskoto. Budi
Bulgarin" ("Preserve the Bulgarian. Be Bulgarian")
on November 1 2005 - the Bulgarian National Day of
Bulgarian Enlighteners. We gathered the support of
the National Palace of Culture as well as the help
and cooperation of many youth and student
organizations from all around Bulgaria who are
devoted to the preservation and development of the
Bulgarian historical treasury, culture heritage
and artists traditions.
We chose November 1st - the
Bulgarian Enlighteners for this big initiative which gathered more than 6000
people for a weekend in Sofia's most cultural places, due to the fact that we
wanted to show the connection between the Bulgarian young generations and the
national enlighteners who are in the foundation of our cultural and national
renovation on a couple of occasions in our history.
The goal of the National Youth Gathering is to
become an annual tradition that gathers young people every year on this special
for Bulgaria day - November 1 in order to show what we all have done during the
year and to voice our ideas to the society we live on topics that concern the
young people. In this way we are sure that the public and state institutions
will hear us and will help us in our acts and initiatives in order to make
Bulgaria a better place to live in. Also we like to spread the idea for
patriotism among young people in Bulgaria in order to form an active and
working group of young Bulgarians in Bulgaria and abroad which will have a
stable contact in between themselves.