In accordance with the Order of Ilham Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, "On conscription of citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan from January 1 to 30, 2020 and transfer to the reserve of active military servicemen", solemn referral ceremonies for draftees are held in the regions and cities of our country.
The staff from local structures of the State Service for Mobilization and Conscription (SSMC), associates of executive authorities of the regions, officers of agencies and organizations, as well as law enforcement agencies, educators, intellectuals, elders, Garabagh war veterans, parents, representatives of general public and mass media take part in the events.
Participants of the event, which took place on January 7 in Sabirabad district, and draftees firstly got acquainted with exhibits reflecting the different periods of Azerbaijan's history at the Flag Square Museum of Sabirabad district.
The participants of the referral ceremony expressed their respect for the memory of Nationwide Leader Heydar Aliyev laying flowers at the monument to him.
Then the memory of the martyrs who died for the territorial integrity of our Republic was commemorated with a moment of silence.
The National Anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan was sounded.
Speaking at the event, Siragaddin Jabbarov, the Head of Sabirabad District Executive Power congratulated the young people on the occasion of their military service and noted that the Azerbaijani soldier with a high military and patriotic spirit has the ability to liberate the occupied territories by means of military actions.
Colonel-Lieutenant Vugar Mirzayev, Chief of Sabirabad Regional Department of the SSMC, spoke about the successes in the army-building process under the leadership of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and expressed confidence that the young men who were drafted into the military service would be brave and fearless soldiers of our Armed Forces.
Speaking on behalf of the parents, Babajan Abdurahmanov said that he was proud to send his grandson to the military service today. He said he was proud of the young men's enthusiasm for military service. He expressed confidence that the draftees will be worthy soldiers of their homeland and that they would be vigilant in guarding our lands.
Faig Huseynov, a veteran of the Garabagh war, advised young people to master the secrets of the military, to obey the orders of commanders and chiefs, and always hold high the honorable name of Azerbaijani soldier.
Speaking on behalf of the draftees, Musa Aghamammadov promised that he would decently fulfill his honorable mission as a soldier of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.
After the presentation of the artistic program with the participation of masters of culture and art, the young people expressed their respect for the Azerbaijani flag and set out for active military service.