Loving the homeland, protecting is the most noble and sacred duty of everyone. In the words of national leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev, "Every citizen, every young person trying to defend his homeland, is dear to us, valuable and appreciable". These views were voiced on July 9 at the solemn ceremony of the sending conscripts for actual military service from the Goranboy region.
The conscripts were sent to the military service by the staff of the State Service for Mobilization and Conscription of Goranboy region, representatives of the regional executive authorities, administrations and organizations, law enforcement agencies, intellectuals, educators, as well as elders, war veterans, parents, mass media outlets.
Participants of the ceremony and conscripts laid flowers at the Heydar Aliyev Park at the monument to the National Leader and commemorated his memory. Then they got acquainted with photo-stands about the life and activity of the Great Leader in the centre of the genius personality.
The memory of the martyrs who lost their lives for the territorial integrity of our republic was marked with a minute of silence. The National Anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan was performed.
Lieutenant Colonel Abidin Rustamov, head of the Goranboy branch of the State Service for Mobilization and Conscription, emphasized that the army building process, which was laid by the Great Leader Heydar Aliyev, was successfully continued by President Ilham Aliyev, saying that the Armed Forces can liberate our occupied lands at any time, and the most modern military equipment and weapons supplied to army. He said that in Goranboy, located in the frontline, the young people are ready for the protection of their homeland at any time, and that they are proven by their own actions from time to time. He expressed the hope that warlike and brave sons of the homeland, heroic soldiers will hoist the three-color, moon-star flag of Azerbaijan in the territories occupied by Armenia.
Speaking at the event, the First Deputy Head of the Goranboy District Executive Power, Jeyhun Hasanov, congratulated the conscripts on their way to military service and advised them to be a worthy soldier of the Motherland and to be vigilant in the protection of our lands. He said that the Azerbaijani soldier, capable of fighting and with high patriotism spirit, has the power to liberate our occupied territories by force.
Martyr National Hero Niyazi Aslanov's wife Rubabe Ismayilova, chairman of the Goranboy branch of the Azerbaijan Garabagh War Veterans and Martyrs' Families, Orhan Aliyev, parent Rauf Jafarov, welcomed the conscripts, and have expressed their belief that the young boys who were sent to the military service will be worthy fearless, brave and deserved soldiers.
Conscript Madat Nagiyev said that serving the Motherland is the highest debt for them; they will fulfil this duty properly and promised to revive the trust on Azerbaijani soldier.
The concert program with participation of the military orchestra and the exemplary performances of soldiers of the "N" military unit created a pleasant atmosphere for the participants. At the end of the event, the young people went under the flag of Azerbaijan and set off for a actual military service.