On this day 118 years ago, Macedonian revolutionary Goce Delchev was killed in the village of Banica. To honor the memory of Delchev, a delegation of the President’s Office, led by Secretary General Mile Boshnjakovski, laid flowers at Goce Delchev’s grave in the Skopje-based St. Spas Church.
Parliament Vice Speaker Goran Misovski and MPs Daniela Markoska and Velika Stojkova-Serafimovska, as well as a delegation of the Government, led by Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski alongside Minister of Culture Irena Stefoska and Finance Minister Fatmir Besimi also laid flowers at Delchev’s grave.
In addition to the delegations of state institutions, representatives of associations and citizens laid flowers to honor the great revolutionary.
A visionary inspired by revolutionary ideals, Goce Delchev was born in Kukush on February 4, 1872.
He attended the Thessaloniki high school and the Sofia Military Academy. As member of the Macedonian Revolutionary Organization, Delchev worked on the establishment of a network of committees and fighting units of the organization.
Goce Delchev, who understood the world as a field for cultural contest among nations, was killed by an Ottoman unit on May 4, 1903, in the village of Banica, near Serres.