There would be no independence without rural Poland, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki Sunday in wawolnica, South-Eastern Poland.
Morawiecki, in Wąwolnica for a “Grateful to Rural Poland” event, reminded that 2018 marked Poland’s independence centenary, and in this context observed that Poland would not have become an independent country without its rural population, which was the main carrier of Polish traditions.
“It is no coincidence that our meeting today is taking place on the 100th independence anniversary, because there would have been no independence without the effort of rural Poland, without Polish farmers, who managed to preserve the deepest values of Polish culture – the Polish language and Polish traditions,” Morawiecki said in Wąwolnica.
Morawiecki observed that even Poland’s name derived from farming, reminding that “Poland” came from the Poland, an early-Slavic tribe inhabiting parts of today’s Poland, who in turn derived their name from the Slavic term “pole” – field.
“Our statehood and our Polishness come down from working the land, the toil of peasants (…), hard work, faith in the soil, concern for the soil and love of this soil,” Morawiecki declared.
Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, who also attended the event, thanked Morawiecki’s government for “making rural Poland a full participant in social life,” and announced steps to boost agricultural production in difficult regions, especially mountainous areas.