This year, the enthusiasm of the 100th anniversary of the Republic left its mark on the traditional “Make Happy, Be Happy Day”, celebrated by Yıldız Holding employees every year on the third Thursday of November, aiming at the happiness of all its stakeholders with the “Make Happy, Be Happy” approach since its establishment. As part of the celebrations, Yıldız Holding’s Çamlıca Campus hosted the day-long events. On Make Happy Be Happy Day, where Yıldız Holding employees celebrated their volunteering and social benefit activities throughout the year, employees participated in many different sustainability-themed workshops such as upcycling and waste-free kitchen throughout the day, and created a collective art work in reference to the 100th anniversary of the Republic. They also did it. Proceeds from the bazaar organized today with the participation of Yıldız Holding employees were donated to LÖSEV.
The exhibition, which sheds light on the deep-rooted history of Anatolia, was opened to visitors at Yıldız Holding Exhibition Hall.
At Yıldız Holding, which hosts a new art collection every year on Make Happy Be Happy Day, this year the opening of a special exhibition shedding light on the history of Anatolian civilizations was held with the participation of the Governor of Istanbul, Mr. Davut Gül. A selection of 350 artifacts from 672 different historical artifacts registered to the Istanbul Archeology Museums Directorate under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism was opened to visitors at the Yıldız Holding Exhibition Hall. B.C. The exhibition includes jugs, bowls, seals, figurines and many other works that have survived from the historical period ranging from 3500 BC to the 19th century, as well as works from the Bronze – Iron Age, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Seljuk periods, as well as Islamic Periods and the Ottoman Empire. It also includes works dating back to the last century of the 19th century. In addition to the ‘Vekfs’, which have an important place in traditional Islamic art and are believed to be healing, the exhibition also includes; Knives, wedges, needles and standards found in cist graves unique to Luristan, a mountainous region in southwestern Iran, and “Unguentaria”, also known as “Tear Bottles”, can also be seen. Yıldız Holding’s new permanent collection exhibition awaits its visitors at the exhibition hall in Çamlıca.
Ali Ülker: “We are happy to serve our country and create value”
Stating that they will continue to work with the aim of adding value to our Republic, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, as one of the most established organizations of Turkey, Yıldız Holding Chairman Ali Ülker said: “As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey, we, as the Ülker Family, have contributed to our country for the 80th year of this 100-year period. We experience the happiness of serving and creating value. We celebrate the happiness we have distributed all over the world with the comprehensive work we have carried out throughout the year, focusing on inclusivity, people and social benefit, together with all our colleagues who have contributed to our success. “We will continue our social benefit-oriented work in our country and in the geographies we are in, with our 75 thousand employees worldwide under the umbrella of Yıldız Holding.”
Murat Ülker: “These works, which are the footprints of human history, shed light on our collective memory.”
Murat Ülker, Member of the Board of Directors of Yıldız Holding and Chairman of the Board of Pladis, pointed out that Yıldız Holding, in addition to its contributions to the development goals of the Turkish economy since its establishment, has also provided social benefits with cultural and artistic activities, and said, “Anatolia has been the birthplace of many great civilizations throughout history and the It is a geography under whose guidance the story of humanity is written. This rich history we inherited also guides us to understand our present and build our future. As Yıldız Holding, we carry our responsibility to protect the cultural heritage and pass it on to future generations with great pride and dedication. We undertake the mission of bringing the society together with our cultural and artistic activities, and we take care to add value to our cultural world with our projects. Our exhibition area, which is open to everyone, hosts not only art but also an important section of human history from now on. I invite everyone who wants to trace the great steps of humanity and civilizations to this unique exhibition. Let’s listen to the past together and build the future together.” said. Murat Ülker continued his words as follows: “As God Almighty stated in His book, we need to take advice from those the ancients left behind. The majority of the underground works in our collection consist of oil lamps that have survived from the last five thousand years. Considering that my grandfather and even my father studied under the light of a lamp, I don’t feel sad about the occasional power outages.”
Mehmet Tütüncü: “Our employees work to add positive value to our society”
Stating that Yıldız Holding puts people at the center in all its activities, Yıldız Holding Deputy Chairman and CEO Mehmet Tütüncü said: “Behind all our activities that we carry out in order to be beneficial to the society, we have the motto ‘Happy’, which we inherited from our founder, the late Sabri Ülker, and which we prioritize in every step we take.” Therein lies the concept of ‘Eat and Be Happy’. We witness the most concrete reflections of this understanding on the “Make Happy, Be Happy” day. Our employees from all over the world strive to make the world more livable with their sense of responsibility and sensitive approach that sets an example for society. With this understanding on the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye; We will work with all our strength to add value to society, our country and the world, as well as our business. “As Yıldız Holding, we will continue to develop and increase social benefit by focusing on people in the entire ecosystem we influence, so that the Star of our Republic shines in the new century.”