President of Çalik Holding honored by the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth with the Social Solidarity Prize

The Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth has awarded Social Solidarity Prize for year 2014 to Mr. Ahmet Calik, President of Calik Holding, with motivation: “For special attention and contribution of Çalik Holding companies in Albania”. 
The Minister of Social Welfare and Youth, Mr. Erion Veliaj awarded this prize to Mr. Çalik in a ceremony that took place at “Zyber Hallulli” Orphanage in Tirana. This Prize is the first one of this kind in Albania aiming to become a tradition of Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth. 
The Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Hidayet Bayraktar, directors of different Turkish agencies in Albania, representatives of the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, as well as the representatives of BKT and ALBtelecom participated in this ceremony. 
The guests were welcomed by the Director of State Social Service, Mrs. Etleva Bisha, whom thanked Mr.  Çalik on behalf of the institution she is in charge, and stated that excellent collaboration with Çalik Holding companies in Albania fully deserves such an evaluation. 
Whereas Minister Veliaj in his speech thanked cordially Mr. Çalik for continuous social contribution that his company has given in Albania, by noting this as an example to be followed and everybody should give contribution in this regard. 
Mr. Çalik stated that this prize goes to employees of companies operating here. “It makes me very happy the fact that ALBtelecom and Eagle Mobile as the largest operator in Albania, and BKT as the largest bank in Albania, have done something very good. With our confirmation they gave support to Albanian children. We shall continue our contribution. I am  glad that largest telecommunication group in Albania, ALBtelecom and Eagle Mobile, and the largest bank in Albania, BKT, have contributed for children based on the philosophy of our Group”, said Çalik. 

During this year, the furniture of Saranda Orphanage have been renovated; Vlora Orphanage, Social Center of Velipoje, theater room of “Zyber Hallulli” have been restored; medical equipment have been donated to health sector; free internet has been provided to Shkodër orphanage; we have supported environmental campaign of cleaning Albania, and we have as well contributed in increasing the greenery in capital city by planting trees. 
ALBtelecom and Eagle Mobile are the largest telecommunication group in Albania providing quadruple services: Fixed Telephony, Mobile, Internet and Television. Whereas BKT is evaluated for the 5-th time by “The Banker” as the “Best bank of the Year”, and it is the largest bank in Albania with a wide portfolio of services.
Both companies, by following the same philosophy towards social responsibilities, step forward in parallel with social policies and responsibilities of Çalik Holding Corporation and are determined to further contribute in social projects and responsibilities in Albania. 

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