Family values are deep-rooted in Azerbaijan, and have been passed down from generation to generation since time immemorial. Care of youngsters, and respect for the elderly are cherished traditions in our country.
A ceremony took place, May 10, to mark the 92nd anniversary of national leader Heydar Aliyev and the 11th jubilee of establishing the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and family members attended the ceremony.
The Head of the State addressed the ceremony.
Then presentation of the “Heydar Aliyev” Award took place.
The Resolution of the Azerbaijani President on conferring People’s Artist of Azerbaijan Tahir Salahov on the “Heydar Aliyev” Award was read and President Ilham Aliyev presented the Award to Tahir Salahov.
Then a video film devoted to Heydar Aliyev’s activity was shown.
After the demonstration of the film, winners of the “Golden Plane” international award, instituted by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, for 2015 were announced.
Mehriban Aliyeva presented “Golden Plane” awards to well-known culture expert Erve Mikaeloff for his support to projects implemented by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in the field of culture and his active participation in promotion of Azerbaijan’s culture, and to Aghakhan Abdullayev for his contribution to preservation of ancient mugham heritage, development of mugham performance school, bringing up new generation of performers, and to development of Azerbaijani culture.
The ceremony continued with an artistic programme.