Baku, May 1, AZERTAC
Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) has hosted an exhibition dedicated to 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR). Organized by Higher School’s Student Trade Union the exhibition featured the historical publications, letters and photos by a well-known publicist and researcher Dilgham Ahmad, which he had been collecting since 2012. All these materials reflect the history and activities of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic as well as the lives of its founders and leaders.
First-year Chemical Engineering student, chairman of the first course trade union committee Rashad Ahmadov opened the exhibition and introduced Dilgham Ahmad. Dilgham Ahmad is the author of a number of essays and articles about the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and collector of historical documents reflecting the ADR, which was the first parliamentary republic in the East.
In his presentation for students, he spoke of prominent statesmen, politicians, social leaders, scholars, writers, educators and other well-known public figures of Azerbaijan in the first quarter of the XIX century including, Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh, Fatali Khan Khoyski, Nasibbey Yusifbeyli, Alimardan Topchubashov, Jamo bey Hajinski, Samadbey Mehmandarov, Abbasgulu Bakikhanov, Mirza Fatali Akhundov, Hasan bey Zardabi and Jalil Mammadguluzade.
BHOS students viewed the photos, letters and other historical materials covering ADR history, which were saved by Dilgham Ahmad from loss or destruction. Follwing the presentation, Dilgam Ahmad answered questions about his activities during six years on the search and collecting unique documents relating to ADR and activities of its leaders.
Dilgham Ahmad who devoted many years to studying and publicizing this period of Azerbaijani history is an author of books titled “Others” and “Return of Emigrants” that highlight the history of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the destiny of its founders after the fall of the Republic.
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