Scientific Session - Gjergj Kastrioti Scanderbeg - National Hero of Albanians
The Association "Trojet e Arbërit" in Prishtina, in cooperation with Lezha municipality, organized the scientific session "Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu - Albanian National Hero". There were present historians, alumni, scholars and academics from Albania, Kosovo and all ethnic Albanian lands. This scientific session is organized in the nationwide year of Gjergj Kastriot Skenderbeu, which is the 550th anniversary of the death of the hero. The session was opened by the chairman of the association "Trojet e Arbërit" Ndue Oroshi. Latter, the Mayor of the Municipality of Lezha, Fran Frrokaj, praised the organization of this session in honor and commemoration of the great work of Gjergj Kastrioti, which is kept alive in the memory of all Albanians as a precious heritage of the triad and wisdom of the hero, the human symbol of the union of the nation that became the basis of the foundation of the state. So we are proud to be identified with the leader of the Lezha Assembly, Gjergj Kastriot Skenderbeu, this longtime rider who for 25 years defended his homeland and became the shield of European citizenship. With the pride that we belong to this city, which 574 years ago had the honor of welcoming and marking the first League of Albanians in history, we will work to preserve this city as a symbol of unity, harmony and human understanding. In Lezha's main square, "Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu", completed his speech Frrokaj, soon there will be a statue of the hero.
The session continued with scientific papers that talked about the story of Skanderbeg's family and the extraordinary contribution of the hero as a valiant warrior, leader, diplomat, state man, and the immortal symbol of the unity of Albanians. Prof. Gjon Berisha in his speech focused on the joint role of Gjergj Kastrioti. Meanwhile, the journalist of the Albanian Television Entela Komnino in her speech held the topic: "How did Fan Noli see Skanderbeg"
The session continued with many other papers that shed light on facts, historical documents that prove that Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu remains the national hero of Albanians, whom we remember not only in the year he closed his eyes, but as a testament to his magnificent work, the human symbol of the union of the nation that sought to reach the consensus of the royal princes, becoming the basis of the foundation of the state. Indisputable evidence remains Gjergj Kastrioti's historical link to Lezha and her League. As a warrior of freedom, diplomat, great state man and immortal myth in the memory of all Albanians, Skenderbeu remains epochal.