DAYS OF SORROW
Series of remembrance events held on the occasion of March 31 – Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis
Baku, March 31, AZERTAC
Under the instruction of Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, remembrance events on the occasion of the March 31 – the Day of the Genocide of Azerbaijanis were held in the Army Corps, formations, military units, and special educational institutions of the Azerbaijan Army, the Ministry of Defense told AZERTAC.
At the beginning of the remembrance events, the memory of the victims of the genocide, as well as national leader Heydar Aliyev and shehids (martyrs), who sacrificed their lives for the territorial integrity of Azerbaijani lands, was honored with observing a minute of silence. The national anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan was performed.
The speakers at the events held in the liberated Farrukh village of Khojaly district and other regions of the republic emphasized the importance of the annual state-level commemoration of the March 31 – the Day of the Genocide of Azerbaijanis according to the Decree of national leader Heydar Aliyev dated March 26, 1998. The speakers also spoke about the purposeful measures taken by President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev, as well as the Heydar Aliyev Foundation to deliver the horrors of the genocide committed by Armenians against the Azerbaijani people to the world.
Literary-artistic compositions, photo exhibitions, and videos made by the Army Ideological and Cultural Center named after Hazi Aslanov, Ganja Garrison Ideological and Cultural Center, regional art representatives, and schoolchildren were demonstrated at the commemorative events.
The servicemen visited the monuments of the victims of the genocide and gave lectures on the subject in socio-political training classes.