A solemn ceremony dedicated to the 96th anniversary of national leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev and 15th anniversary of establishing the Heydar Aliyev Foundation took place, May 10.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and family members attended the event.
President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and family members were photographed with employees of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.
The Head of the State addressed the ceremony.
Then the Resolution of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on conferring academician Khoshbakht Yusifzadeh, first Vice-president of the State Oil Company, on the Heydar Aliyev Award was read.
The President presented the Heydar Aliyev Award to Khoshbakht Yusifzadeh.
A ceremony of presenting the “Golden Plane” International Award, initiated by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, for 2019 took place.
President of the Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva presented the “Golden Plane” International Award to conductor of the Azerbaijan State Symphonic Orchestra named after Uzeir Hajibeyli, Honoured Artist Fuad Ibrahimov for his active participation in projects serving to eternalizing our national music and promoting it around the world, and director of the Rehabilitation Centre for Persons with Down Syndrome Zarifa Mammadova, for the attention and care shown towards children in need of special care and for her contribution to all-round advancement of the growing generation.
Then, a concert programme was presented. Well-known masters of art performed at the concert, which was welcomed with great interest.
Thereafter, regional President of BP for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey Garry Johns presented manuscripts by the National Leader to the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva met with cultural and art figures.