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Day of Patron of Todor Kableshkov University of Transport

On 13 January 2010 it became 159 years from the birth of Todor Kableshkov, the Patron of the University of Transport in Sofia. The celebration took place in front of the monument of the patron in the university campus. After the academic speech of Rector Prof. DSc Piter Kolev, the guests from different institutions and organizations addressed the academic staff: Mr Kiril Ermenkov, President of the Scientific and Technical Union of Transport; Dr Simeon Ananiev, Executive of the Railway Administration Executive Agency; Ms Raina Kableshkova, President of Todor kableshkov Association. Flowers and wreaths were laid to the monuments of Todor Kableshkov in the university campus and Tsar Boris Garden in respect to the life and deeds of the patron.

The Day of the Patron was a good reason to reward representatives of teaching and non-teaching staff for their contribution to the development of university teaching and research in 2009. A Certificate of Donation was given to Ms Galia Ivanova, a daughter of one of the first graduates from the State Railway School, who provided valuable archival materials for the university museum. After the ceremony finished, the Rector opened a renovated and modernized lecture hall with 50 seats and modern equipment.