Three ministries, local tourism boards, associations, three counties and dozens of towns last week signed a cooperation charter with the Nikola Tesla Memorial Centre in the village of Smiljan near Gospić, where Tesla was born 163 years ago, thus launching the procedure of certification of the Nikola Tesla Network project at the Council of Europe Institute for Cultural Routes.
The certification will make it possible for destinations in Croatia that are connected with Tesla to become part of the European network of cultural routes.
Ivan Radošević, the director of the Lika-Senj County Tourist Board was named the president of the association, Martina Furdek-Hajdin, vice-president of Karlovac County, was elected vice-president of the association, and Željana Šikić, director of the Tourist Board of Šibenik-Knin County, will be the secretary-general of the association.
Tesla was born in Smiljan, a village in the mountainous region of Lika in Croatia, on 10 July 1856 and died in New York on 7 January 1943.
Tesla was one of the most important contributors to the birth of commercial electricity, and is best known for his many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
SOURCE: Mint; PHOTO: Josip Durdov/LikaClub