CROWN PRINCE ATTENDS PROMOTION OF THE BOOK GAJRET IN
PRIJEPOLJE AT THE ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM
Belgrade, 22 May 2007 – HRH Crown Prince Alexander II
attended the promotion of the book Gajret in Prijepolje at the Ethnographic
The book is written by Mr. Nadir ef. Dacić, the Imam of the
Big Mosque in Prijepolje, and it is the first book about the history of the
first Muslim cultural society, the Gajret, which was founded in 1921 under the
patronage of HM King Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic, the grandfather of HRH Crown
Prince Alexander II.
HRH Crown Prince addressed the present and emphasized: “I am
delighted to attend the promotion of the first book of the Muslim Cultural
Society, the Guyreth, which was founded in 1921 and whose patron was my
grandfather, King Alexander I.
We must all work together to respect human rights, respect
religious freedom and respect culture. We must work for the promotion of
universal respect and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms. Our
goal is to become a member of the European Union where members must respect
human rights and religious freedom. Serbia must be in the forefront in our
region making sure that the rule of law and rights is fully respected and
I wish the Gajret society a lot of good fortune and success
in the future, for the benefit of the Muslim community in Serbia, and for a
better understanding between all our citizens”.
Following the ceremony the speeches were also delivered by
Prof. Petar Vlahovic, member of the Montenegrin Academy of Science and Arts, Mr.
Faruk Dizdarevic, book editor, Mr. Vukosav Tomasevic, member of the Parliament
from Prijepolje and Mr. Nadir ef Dacic, author of the book.
The Gajret Society was awarded the Saint Sava Medal of the
Second Order, in 1928.
Since the Karadjordjevic Royal Family supported the cultural
and educational activities, through the Gajret Society, the author pointed out
that this book, pays special thanks and respect to the Royal Family.