Over 3,000 people celebrate Miner’s Day under the motto “We Work Together and Rejoice Together!”

More than 3,000 employees of Ellatzite-Med and their families from Etropole region, together with employees from other companies in GEOTECHMIN GROUP celebrated the Miner’s Day. The motto of this year’s festivities is “We Work Together and Rejoice Together!” The celebrations for the workers at the Flotation Complex will be held on 20 September in the village of Mirkovo.
‘Ellatzite-Med is an upfront company which has a proven record of developing sustainably in times of economic crises and arduous periods. The company uses state-of-the-art technologies and methods, taking a responsible attitude toward its employees, the environment and local communities. I wish you, on behalf of the Management Board of Ellatzite-Med AD and on behalf of BCMG Management Board, plenty of good health, prosperity and may St Ivan Rilski protect you and bless you all for good deeds!’ said M.Eng. Dragomir Draganov, Executive Director of the company and Chairman of the Management Board of the Bulgarian Chamber of Mining and Geology (BCMG) in his welcoming speech.
The event was attended by Prof. DSc. Eng. Tzolo Voutov, President of Geotechmin OOD, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ellatzite-Med and Honorary Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Union of Mining, Geology and Metallurgy; PhD Eng. Ivan Vutov, Vice President of Geotechmin OOD, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Geotrading AD and Deputy Chairman of the Managing Board of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (KRIB); Mr Dominic Hamers, Executive Director of Geotechmin OOD; Mrs Emilia Ilieva, Executive Director of Geotrading AD, and the entire management team of Ellatzite-Med AD. Special guests were His Eminence Metropolitan Bishop of Lovech Gavriil, the Chairman of Etropole Municipal Council Mr Hristo Andreev, the Deputy Mayor of Etropole Mrs Stanka Dimitrova, the BCMG Executive Director PhD Eng. Ivan Mitev, the Honoured Master of Sports Mrs Neshka Robeva, and many other guests, friends and employees of companies from GEOTECHMIN GROUP with their families.
‘God grants your leaders wisdom and good decisions to make this company thrive, give jobs to so many people for so many years and render support to so many needy people in various spheres of our life. We would like to express our gratitude to Mr Tzolo Voutov and to the whole team for your hard work, dedication and charity through which you have revived the whole region and benefit our homeland,’ said the Metropolitan Bishop Gavriil in his congratulatory address after serving a solemn water-blessing ceremony.
The event presenters were Stanislava Gencheva and Kamen Vodenicharov. The guests were delighted by the performances of the talented local musicians from Etro Brass Band, the folklore ensemble Balkan Youth and the singer Vili Ray. After them, the hip-hop artist 100 Kila and the bagpipers from 300 Litres band took over the stage. The programme offered exuberant variety of performers including the comedians Krastyu Lafazanov and Nencho Balabanov, The Canaries Orchestra, the pop folk singer Ivana, Gumzata Brass Show, and of course – the Ku-Ku Band musicians and Magadance Ballet. The event concluded with a spectacular fireworks show.


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