On January 8, a solemn referral ceremony for young draftees under the motto "I am ready to defend the Motherland!" was arranged under the joint organization by the State Service for Mobilization and Conscription, Surakhani District Executive Power and the Youth Foundation.
The participants of the ceremony and draftees firstly laid flowers at the monument to the Nationwide Leader Heydar Aliyev and commemorated his memory. Then they were acquainted with the stands concerning the life and activity of the Nationwide Leader at the Center named after the genius personality.
The memory of the martyrs who died for the territorial integrity of our Republic was commemorated with a moment of silence at the event with the participation of the district administration, the staff of the Surakhani district office of the State Service for Mobilization and Conscription (SSMC), the Republican Afghanistan Veterans' Public Union, the public, youth, war veterans, mass media representatives and draftees.
The National Anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan was sounded.
Firstly, the special video prepared in a patriotic spirit and reflecting the power of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan was presented at the ceremony.
Aziz Azizov, the head of Surakhani Executive Power congratulated the draftees on the occasion of starting the military service and instructed them to stay vigilant in the guard of the Homeland, to safeguard the territorial integrity of our country and to respect the secrets of military service and he said that it is a sacred and responsible duty to cherish the Homeland as the apple of their eye.
Major-General Yusif Mirzayev, Deputy Chief of the State Service for Mobilization and Conscription, spoke about the organization of a regular army by the National Leader Heydar Aliyev. He also highlighted the successes of army-building, as in all fields in our ever-evolving country, under the leadership of Ilham Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
Ramil Mammadov, the chief of the department of Youth Foundation, said that the various programs in the field of patriotic education of young people were implemented and he particularly informed the event participants about the activities of the organization and its projects.
Mahammad Valiyev, chairman of the Republican Afghanistan Veterans' Public Union, said that the State Service for Mobilization and Conscription has done significant works in the field of advocacy of military patriotism.
Zakir Kazimov, the parent of the draftee, said that he was proud of being a father of soldier.
Speaking on behalf of the draftees, Rufat Kazimov stated that he was proud that they would fulfill an honorable mission as a soldier of Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces.
After the official part of the ceremony, the artistic part prepared by the orchestra and art collective of the Academy of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan, famous singer of patriotic songs Shamistan Alizamanli and pupils of complete secondary school No. 118 of the district were presented.
At the end of the ceremony, the National Flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan was brought to the stage and the draftees kissed the flag and left for the military units by bus assigned to them.