On May 7, the State Service for Mobilization and Conscription (SSMC) held the 7th shooting tournament among mass media representatives dedicated to the memory of national leader Heydar Aliyev. 13 media teams consisting of 3 people of each participated in the competition, which took place in the Sabunchu district branch of the Military Patriotism and Training Center LLC.
The event began with the performance of the National Anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Opening the tournament, Deputy Chief of the State Service for Mobilization and Conscription, Lieutenant General Zaur Abdullayev greeted the mass media representatives and expressed that traditional shooting tournament dedicated to the memory of national leader Heydar Aliyev, was reorganized after the Decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated April 22, 2022 "On additional measures to extend the special quarantine regime and remove some restrictions". Lieutenant General Zaur Abdullayev noted that the concept of national statehood and the modern military-building process authored by national leader Heydar Aliyev have been successfully developed by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. It was noted that our country is already a leader in the region, one of the influential subjects of the international system. The counter-attack operation carried out by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces in response to another enemy provocation on the line of contact on September 27, 2020, demonstrated to the whole world the strength of our state and army, the strength of our people. The Azerbaijani Armed Forces won the 44-day Patriotic War under the leadership of Victorious Supreme Commander-in-Chief, Mr. Ilham Aliyev and managed to restore our territorial integrity by liberating our occupied territories. The determination of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, the unshakable unity of the people and the army, the love of our soldiers and officers for the Motherland played an important role in achieving the Victory. Led by the president, every member of society was mobilized for victory. At the same time, on the information war against the enemy was won. President Ilham Aliyev defeated the attacks on our country in the world information space giving with more than 30 interviews with the world's leading media. President Ilham Aliyev defeated the attacks on our country in the world information space giving with more than 30 interviews to the world's leading media.
Z. Abdullayev stressed that the country's media was quite productive during the war and importance the role of the media in informing the world community about the war crimes committed by the enemy using banned weapons, targeting civilians and large settlements. He noted that the SSMC always attaches importance to cooperation with the media, the activity of the media in the field of military-patriotic education in our country, the coverage of the organization of conscription. At the end of his speech, Z. Abdullayev opened the tournament dedicated to the memory of the national leader and wished the participants good mood and success.
The competition started after the media representatives were instructed on safety rules.
The participating teams of the tournament competed in two stages. The 5 teams that showed the best results in the first stage determined the top three in the second stage. At the end of the two stages, the first place was taken by the team of “Report” Information Agency, the second place was taken by “Azpress.az” website, the third place was taken by “Ses” News Agency.
The winners were awarded trophies, medals, diplomas and money prizes.