Representatives of the Serbian- Montenegrin minority pay tribute to national hero

Vasil Shanto

01/02/2014
During the commemoration of the 70th year of the death of the national hero Vasil Šanto representatives of the Orthodox Association “St. Jovan Vladimir “and the Association “Moraca-Rozafa ” laid a wreath at the monument dedicated to the hero in Vraka . National hero Vasil Šanto was born in Shkodra , where he grew up. He was the head of the organized youth in the fight against foreign invaders. He lost his life on February 1st, 1944 fighting for the liberation of Albania from the fascist invaders. His origin is Slavic, as evidenced by his comrades and other relatives.
This commemorative meeting was attended by representatives of local authorities, representatives of veterans of the city of Shkodra and a large number of residents of Vraka. Students of the elementary school named after the hero hosted an art-exhibition as a sign of respect and gratitude for his work .
The President of the Orthodox Association “St. Jovan Vladimir” Mr. Simo Ajković and the President of the Association “Moraca-Rozafa” Mr. Pavlo Jakoja ( Brajović ) with board members paid tribute to the national hero and laid a wreath at a monument .
In cooperation with the veterans of the city of Shkodra , the Association “Moraca-Rozafa” covered the expenses of the restoration of the monument , as was pointed out at the ceremony.

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