Tatran and Vojvodina join forces in book donation

Donacija knjiga

The action of donating books and developing good relationship between the clubs is continued. After Tatran Presov already donated books to the Slovakian national minority in Nasice, National Council of the Slovak National Minority in Novi Sad have now received around 350 books in Slovakian language. Vojvodina have now taken part of the action, following the footsteps of the reigning champions Vardar and Nexe. The book donation ceremony was attended by the representatives of the Slovakian minority in Serbia, and clubs Tatran Presov and Vojvodina.

Mrs Barbara Galovic, third secretary of the Slovakian embassy in Serbia did not hide her pleasure: "This is one beautiful action, and the Republic of Slovakia Embassy in Belgrade is very happy to take part in it. I hope that every book will find its reader."

Miloslav Chmeliar, Tatran Presov president praised the action, but also invited Slovakians of Novi Sad to come to the match. "I am very happy to be able to connect Slovakians in Slovakia and the ones living abroad, in Novi Sad. This is a nice way to develop the relationship. I will be very glad if the match tomorrow between Vojvodina and Tatran is attended by many of our people." 

Miroslav Benicky, Tatran Presov general director explained how this donation happened: "I want to thank the people of Presov who immediately helped us collect a large number of books, around 300 to 350. We wanted to make the Slovakians in Serbia really feel like Slovakians when holding these books. For us, this is a great initiative that connects people from different countries, not just in a sport way, but also culturally. I expect more of this in the future, whether it's in Croatia or Serbia."

Savo Duric, member of Vojvodina's board of directors emphasised how handball once again outgrew sporting limits, and how he expects more cooperations like these. "Sport is something beautiful, and I have been here for a long time. Its big part is in humanitarian and cultural friendship, it's not all about competition. SEHA League is a league with a lot of countries. I think it would be beneficial for other clubs to also take part in this cooperation, and we will try to support every action of this kind."