Pursuant to the Decree signed by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev "On the draft of citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan from October 1 to 30, 2019 and transferring the army conscripts of active military service to the reserve”, a solemn departing ceremony of draftees from Ganja city and Kalbajar region was held on October 1 under the motto of “I am ready to defend the Motherland!” under the joint organization of the State Service on Mobilization and Conscription, Ganja City Executive Power, Kalbajar Executive Power and the Youth Fund.
The participants and draftees of the ceremony first laid flowers at the monument to the National Leader Heydar Aliyev, honoured his memory.
The memory of the Shehids was honoured with profound respect who perished for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our Republic in the event, held in Amphitheater in Heydar Aliyev Park with the participation of the contingent of representatives of city administration, the State Service for Mobilization and Conscription (SSMC), Ganja city Nizami and Kepez regional departments, Kelbejer region division, Public Association Republican Veterans' Union of Afghanistan, general public, the youth and mass media, war veterans and parents of conscripts, the National Anthem was played.
Head of Ganja City Executive Power Niyazi Bayramov congratulated the draftees (conscripts) on their leaving for military service and recommended them to stay vigilant in guarding our lands.
He said that the patriotic youth of our country is always ready for the protection of our lands. Major-General Yusif Mirzayev, Deputy Chief of the State Service for Mobilization and Conscription, spoke about the merits of National Leader Heydar Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief, Ilham Aliyev in the formation and strengthening of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, gained achievements and reforms conducted in military sphere. He stated that Azerbaijan already has a strong and powerful army. The Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, equipped with modern military equipment, weapons and ammunition, are able to restore the territorial integrity of the Republic within its internationally recognized borders.
The chairman of Republican Veterans' Union of Afghanistan, Mahammad Valiyev, said that the young people of the capital, the first capital of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, left for the military service with great enthusiasm, expressing their confidence in the Army.
Hajiali Hajiyev, speaking on behalf of the conscripts, said that the service for Motherland was their highest duty and promised to honor his honorable mission as a soldier of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.
In the artistic part of the event, the actors of Ganja State Drama Theater and art masters presented a special composition on patriotism and the songs were sung in the performance of Shamistan Alizamanli and the soloists of Ganja State Philharmonic.
At the end of the event, which was memorable with the mass participation of citizens, the youth passed under the Azerbaijani flag and left for active military service.