And the task of the Hungarians is to increase and pass on their culture, true to the determination of Sándor Csoma Kőrösi, the nobility of István Széchenyi and the cleverness of Mihály Babits, so that in 1100 years there will still be “happy, economically strong, culturally confident Hungarians” in the Carpathian Basin – pointed out the minister .
The torchlight opening ceremony of the three-day event, organized by the Sándor Csoma Community Association of Kőrös, was held in the park in front of the community center in Kovászna, at the Csoma statue, in keeping with the 33-year-old tradition.
The guests and locals were greeted by mayor József Gyerő, who reminded that Sándor Csoma Kőrösi did more alone than the armies of his time through books, knowledge, and intellectual progress. “We still need people with books,” he emphasized.
Éva Ferencz, the president of the Körösi Csoma Sándor Közmünzelödesi Egyesület, in addition to the Csoma Days organized annually, emphasized the importance of “busy weekdays”, when everyone “does their job”, as Csoma did; persistence, persistence is following his way.
Nowadays, in the era of emigration, the example of Sándor Csoma Kőrösi, who is the “trademark” of Háromszék, is particularly relevant, how he could be a patriot abroad, how his knowledge acquired abroad could benefit the nation, and how he could remain a Székely-Hungarian until his death, he said.
The series of events organized by the Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Public Culture Association began on Thursday with a scientific conference in Csomakőrös, and in the afternoon an art exhibition opened in the László Kádár Gallery, and the Judit Szentimrei and Csoma Sándor Kőrösi awards were presented.
The event will continue on Friday with a memorial ceremony, and will end on Saturday in the Csomakőrös Reformed Church and the Csoma Memorial House, where the Csoma Memorial Medal will be presented to the association’s founder and hereditary honorary president, József Gazda, for his many decades of community-building and public work.
Cover photo: János Csák, the minister responsible for culture and innovation, gives a speech in Kovászna, Transylvania, at the opening ceremony of the 33rd Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Days on May 4, 2023 (Photo: MTI/Edit Kátai)
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