The President’s tour of Hungary continued in Komárom-Esztergom county
President of Hungary Katalin Novák continued her tour of the county in Komárom-Esztergom county.
She first travelled to the City of Kings, i.e. Esztergom, where she visited the Cathedral of the Assumption and St. Adalbert, more commonly known as the Basilica of Esztergom, which has been under complete renovation since 2019. Afterwards, she lit a candle at the tomb of Cardinal and Prince Primate József Mindszenty, who was born 130 years ago.
In her speech given at the business forum held at Saint Adalbert Centre she drew attention to the importance of family-friendly workplaces and a pro-family mindset, which may help employees reconcile family life and a vocation. The President of Hungary announced that she will establish a pro-family foundation which will be responsible for sustaining initiatives to help families, and invited companies to partner with the Foundation in its work.
The Suzuki car plant in Esztergom employs 2,700 people, but supports the livelihoods of around 10,000 workers and their families through its partners, suppliers and a national network of 78 dealerships. During her visit to the plant, the Head of State said: "Companies that invest their confidence in the Hungarian people and create jobs are important. Magyar Suzuki Plc. is one of the most important players in the region and in Hungary." The President of the Republic also discussed the importance of corporate social responsibility and the company's future plans with CEO Atsumi Masato, and then assisted in the assembly of a new model with the help of the factory's staff.
On the second day of her visit to Komárom-Esztergom county, the President of Hungary visited the exhibition of the Museum of Mining in Oroszlány. Walking in the shafts 200 metres below the ground visitors can see and touch every tool and equipment that the colliers used in their work. According to Katalin Novák „a miner’s work is testing and hard” and she expressed her appreciation to the miners of the past and the present!
As Chief Patron of the Feast of the Bread of Hungarians, Katalin Novák participated in the awarding ceremony in Szomor, where she recognised the activity of donors. The “Bread of Hungarians – 15 million grains of wheat” donation programme was launched in Pécs 12 years ago by Hungarian farmers, in a spirit of helpful cooperation. By now, it has grown into one of the most significant charitable initiatives in the Carpathian Basin farming community. The programme helps organisations supporting Hungarian children in need through the 1000 tons of grain donated this year and the symbolic loaves of bread baked from their flour. The President of Hungary asked the donors to continue their selfless and helpful work!