The mayor of the Tirana, Erion Veliaj greeted 20 thousand students who sat for the first time in the auditorium.
He highlighted that they should be involved in the marathon of life.
In a conversation with the foreign language faculty he emphasized that education is the largest investment in the country.
According to him, despite the skeptics, the addition with students and devoted citizens makes Tirana a better city.
“The question is what we will do with our lives?
“You can say to yourself, oh I will just sit around and wait for something and waste three years around Tirana, or you can look at life as a marathon, one that has to be run every day.
“Because life is a marathon that needs work every day as, you can be assured, the moment you stop, the others around you will keep running.
“If someone comes from a province of Albania, we want to know that in Tirana we look forward to you, we respect you, and we are the greatest fans of your success.
“We believe that the addition of Tirana with good students, with good people, with devoted citizens, with passionate young people makes Tirana the best city,” said Erion Veliaj.
The mayor underlined that Tirana represents the epicenter of any political, cultural, and economic development, giving the opportunity to advance every youth.
“For over 20,000 students starting the new student year for the first time, statistics show that 9 of 10 will live in Tirana and will not return to the district they came from.
This should not scare us.
“I believe that, today, Tirana is the epicenter of any political-cultural-economic development. I think that every boy and every girl, despite their surname, despite their political convictions, should have a chance to succeed in Tirana.
“This is the ambition of the Municipality of Tirana,” said Erion Veliaj.
The mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, has presented the youth with recently completed projects such as the opening of neighborhood libraries and bicycle tracks.
He also invited them to join the volunteer network, where hundreds of young people engage in activities that benefit the community