A commemoration ceremony was held for the death anniversary of minstrel Aşık Veysel Şatıroğlu, who died on March 21, 1973, in the house organized as a museum in Sivrialan village where he was born. The ceremony held at the grave of Şatıroğlu was attended by Şarkışla District Governor Necati Aktan, Şarkışla Mayor Ahmet Turgay Oğuz, the famous artist Mustafa Özarslan, institution directors, Aşık Veysel’s grandchildren Sebahattin Şatıroğlu, Halil Süzer, Cevriye Keçeci, Yeter Urkan and village residents. At the ceremony, a prayer was made for Aşık Veysel and a carnation was laid in his grave.
Speaking at the commemoration ceremony, Şarkışla District Governor Necati Aktan said, “We came together within the scope of the program to commemorate the 48th anniversary of Aşık Veysel, who is one of the most important representatives of the rank of Ozan. However, we are making a limited program due to coronavirus measures. We will organize better programs to commemorate precious oz our times. Lovers in Veysel poets came from Sivrialan village of Sivas Şarkışla district and is a value that must have cost all of Turkey. We will transfer as a cultural heritage for future generations the message of her, “he said.
I SAY YOUR FRIENDS DON’T FORGET YOU ‘
Halil Suzer, the grandson of Aşık Veysel, said, “My grandfather gave his two eyes in the flower pandemic. For this reason, he understands our friends who were not among us. We were able to commemorate him last year and this year with limited possibilities. However, we know that the hearts of his friends who could not come to his grave are here. and they will remember him forever. Your friends have not forgotten you, my grandfather. May your soul rest. ” he spoke.
After the memorial ceremony, the house, which was converted into a museum after Aşık Veysel’s death, was visited. The museum, where the bed, instrument, photographs and personal belongings of the famous bard, were flooded with visitors. The statue made of beeswax by Aşık Veysel attracted the most attention in the museum. In the hall within the museum, the folk songs of Aşık Veysel were also sung by Mustafa Özarslan. Head of Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory Performing Arts Department Prof. Dr. Selçuk Göldere presented a show telling the folk songs of Aşık Veysel.