On the occasion of the 98th anniversary of our Republic and the 50th anniversary of acceptance of female students to Darüşşafaka, the children of Darüşşafaka, comprised of the Board of Directors of Darüşşafaka Society, and executives of Darüşşafaka Educational Institutions and a group of first graduates of female students, visited Anıtkabir (Mausoleum), the final resting place of our Great Leader Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of our Republic.
The visit of October 30th, Saturday, is attended by M. Tayfun Öktem, President of Board of Directors of Darüşşafaka Society, and Zeynep Necipoğlu, Deputy President, Mustafa U. Demirci, Serpil Tunçer, Nesrin Bayazıt, Necla Özel and Müge Ören, Directors, Ebru Arpacı, General Manager of Darüşşafaka Educational Institutions, Burçak Karakaya, Vice Secretary General of Darüşşafaka Society, Lale İlalan, Corporate Communications Manager, and Füsun Tülek, Nazlı Ardak, Asuman Akbabacan, Ayşe Darıcı, İlknur Uçgan, Fatma Atay, Neşe Çakmakçı, Sevgi Türkmen, Ayşegül Beşer and Nermin Tarhan, representing the first graduates of female students, and other children of Darüşşafaka.
Private Ledger of the Mausoleum is signed by M. Tayfun Öktem, President of Board of Directors of Darüşşafaka Society. Öktem wrote the following in the Private Ledger of the Mausoleum:
“My Dear Atatürk! The children of Darüşşafaka, the home of science and education of 158 years, have come to your Mausoleum to pay court to you on the occasion of our Republic Day and the 50th anniversary of acceptance of female students to Darüşşafaka. Under the “home of compassion” of Darüşşafaka, our “free in thought and conscience” children in general and our girls from Darüşşafaka, to whom you trusted and opened up the horizons and entrusted the Republic, are getting contemporary education with the Republican values, and aiming to reach the ‘modern civilization’ level following in your footsteps, and the women account for half of the Board of Directors of Darüşşafaka Society. Our students are endeavouring for holistic success and happiness in life academically, physically and spiritually.
My Dear Atatürk!
We miss you. But we also have pride, work hard and trust as well…
We are here. Sleep in peace.
Happy Republic Day in the 98th anniversary of our Republic!
I am presenting our endless respects to you in the name of our community.”
Then, Darüşşafaka team left a wreath on and stood in silent homage in the Mausoleum of Atatürk.
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