On January 10, 2019, a regioanl event dedicated to the 300th issue of the newspaper “Voice of Khojaly” was held.
The event held in the assembly hall of Children's Music School No.3 of Khojali District in Ashagi Aghjakand settlement of Goranboy district was attended by Deputy Head of Khojaly District Executive Power, Head of the Department of Socio-Political and Humanitarian Affairs, Ms. Lamiya Garayeva, employees of the newspaper “Voice of Khojaly”, district intelligentsia.
The event started with the sounds of the National Anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Opening the event, Lamiya Garayeva spoke about the history and activities of the newspaper “Khojaly Voice”. She noted that the only and leading press body of our district, newspaper “Voice of Khojaly”, began to shed light on the realities of Karabakh from the first day of its publication. The late editors of the newspaper “Voice of Khojaly” was able to continue the activity of the newspaper in a difficult situations by making sacrifice. Our district newspaper always demonstrates loyalty to our state and statehood. The pages of the newspaper constantly cover the Khojaly genocide, Armenian atrocities and the Karabakh realities. Articles are regularly issued on residents who were held in Armenian captivity and our National Heroes. The articles in newspaper ”Voice of Khojaly" are published on social networks, at the website of the newspaper, xocalininsesi.info.
Then, the late editors and employees of the newspaper “Voice of Khojaly " were commemorated with a minute of silence.
Editor of newspaper ”Voice of Khojaly", Galib Beymammadoghlu, made a speech about the activity of the newspaper since its first publication, the work of the late editors, the value of the head of state to our national press. Galib Beymammadoghlu said that when the first issue of “Voice of Khojaly " newspaper was published, Khojaly had already been granted the status of a district. Improvement works were carried out in the district, new enterprises were created. The enemy side was preparing plans for the occupation of Karabakh. The newspaper “Voice of Khojaly" was trying to convey the real events to its readers. Thankfully, today the newspaper "Voice of Khojaly" continues its activity successfully. In December, the 300th issue of our newspaper was published. The newspaper “Voice of Khojaly”, which was expelled as the Khojaly residents, raised our voice of truth operating in Barda, Tartar, Guba, Baku, Ganja at different times. Our district newspaper is currently printed from ready paper diapositive in the printing house “Son Dakika” in Baku. It plays an important role in highlighting the socio-political, socio-cultural, historical past, talented people, in short, all areas of the district. Our newspaper, published once a month, consists of 8 pages. In the near future, it is planned to create internet television of the newspaper “Voice of Khojaly", which is expected that this project will gain great interest and success in the current information and technology era. The newspaper “Voice of Khojaly" has always been and will continue to serve faithfully to the ideas and statehood of our great leader, Heydar Aliyev. The district newspaper demonstrates its commitment to our independent state, to the domestic and foreign policy pursued by Mr. President. It conveys important innovations in our republic and our region to a wide audience of readers, promotes the true essence of the Karabakh War, its history, its present period, the fighting spirit and monolithic unity of our people, demonstrates the truth, the fair position of our people by using all the opportunities to reveal hypocrisy of our enemy, helps to educate young people in the spirit of military-patriotism, regularly covers the living conditions of refugees and IDPs on their pages.
Former head of departament of the newspaper, Allahyar Khojaly spoke about the emergence of the newspaper and the memories about the newspaper. He expressed his impressions about the newspaper. He emphasized the importance of constant attention to the district newspaper. The poem he recited was greeted with applause.
Khojali district intellectual, Shukur Bashirov, spoke about the successful activity of the newspaper. Evaluating the activities of the newspaper editor, Galib Beymammadoglu, he wished success in his future work. Shukur Bashirov noted that the newspaper “Voice of Khojaly”, which defends our statehood, covers constantly on its pages articles about our occupied regions, interviews taken from the residents who were under Armenian captivity, national heroes, brave sons of war, activities of Khojaly intelligentsia.
Then, head doctor of the Central Hospital of Khojaly District, Agil Mammadov, representative of the Ganja Regional Culture Department for Khojaly District, Ruslan Bashirov, Director of the Secondary School No.1 of Khojaly District, Vidadi Rahimov, leading advisor of the Education Department of Khojaly District, Najaf Hasanov wished success in their speech to the activity of the newspaper “Voice of Khojaly". They noted that they welcomed the 300th issue of the newspaper. They conveyed their congratulations, as well as their proposals. They spoke about the freedom of speech, the attention and care to the development of our press in our country.
Pupils of Secondary School No. 4 of Khojaly region sang patriotic poems of the editor of the newspaper “Voice of Khojaly”, Galib Beymammadoghlu.
At the end, on the occasion of the 300th issue of newspaper “Voice of Khojaly”, editor of newspaper “Voice of Khojaly", Galib Beymammadoghlu, was awarded with the Honorary Diploma of the Head of the Khojaly District Executive Power, Mr. Shahmar Usubov for his active participation in the socio-political life of the district. Public employees of the newspaper – Head of the Department, Ahmadov Bakhtiyar Khalil Oghlu and regional correspondent, Alakbarov Jahid Garib Oghlu, were awarded with Honorary Diploma by the editor of the newspaper “Voice of Khojaly". The winner of the poem contest among schoolchildren of Khojaly region, “Let's turn our pen into a weapon” organized by the joint organization of newspaper “Voice of Khojaly” and Ganja Regional Branch of “Promotion of the Khojaly Genocide” Public Union, Humbatova Bahar Shahsuvar gizi, fourth grade student of the village school of Khojaly district named after Ali Karim, was awarded with the Honorary Diploma.
The event ended with a desire of celebrating the 28th anniversary of newspaper “Voice of Khojaly" in its homeland, Khojaly.