On February 01, 2019, a regional event on the occasion of February 2 - Youth Day was held in the assembly hall of the Children's Music School No.3 of Khojaly City located at Ashagi Aghjakand settlement of Goranboy district, densely populated region of Khojaly residents. The event was attended by Deputy Head of Khojaly District Executive Power, Head of the Department of Socio-Political and Humanitarian Affairs, Ms. Lamia Garayeva, heads of departments, enterprises and active youth of our district.
Opening the event, the senior adviser of the Khojaly District Youth and Sports Department, Ramiz Aliev spoke about the attention and care to the youth in our country and the achievements of the region's youth. Ramiz Aliev said that the main factor of the new generation's development is ensuring the participation of young people in the socio-economic, socio-political and cultural life of the state and society. To this end, a number of steps have been taken by the government in our country. The Ministry of Youth and Sports was established in our country by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated July 26, 1994. The Great Leader of Azerbaijan Republic who said "Every Azerbaijani youth should think about the present and future of independent Azerbaijan, above all else" laid the foundation of this ministry. This political state institution identified and implemented the main outlines of youth policy in a short period of time. In 1995, the National Council of Youth Organizations was established. In 1995, the National Leader Heydar Aliyev initiated to hold the Forum of Azerbaijani Youth in order to increase the role of Azerbaijani youth in the development of society and the solution of many important problems, to enhance their participation and responsibility in future development of the country. Thus, the first Youth Forum was held on February 2, 1996. The first forum played an important role in defining youth policy in Azerbaijan. It should be noted that the World Youth Day was announced only by the UN resolution in 1999. On February 1, 1997, the National Leader Heydar Aliyev, who received a group of young people on the occasion of the anniversary of Forum, signed an order to announce February 2 - the Day of Azerbaijani Youth.
Noting particularly remarkable achievements of the Azerbaijani youth in sports in recent years, Ilham Aliyev rightly points out that physical education and health of young people are one of the main priorities. Azerbaijani athletes represent our country in international competitions, Olympiads, world and European championships. Azerbaijan's 30th place at the XXX London Summer Olympic Games among 200 countries is an indicator of the development of sport in our country. The fact that our country is ranked as one of the top medal-winning countries in the I European and IV Islamic Solidarity Games is an expression of attention to the youth.
The April 2016 battles are a vivid example of the strength of our army, the patriotism of the Azerbaijani youth and the proper implementation of youth policy along with army building. As a result of the policy pursued and the work done, we can say with full confidence that today the Azerbaijani youth has gained an enviable reputation among the world's youth with its intellectual, creative and moral-ideological maturity.
Despite the fact that we are operating in difficult situation, especially in condition of IDP, the State Youth Policy is successfully implemented in our district. Thus, 32 events and 15 sports competitions in various sports in the areas of patriotism, military patriotic education of youth, effective organization of leisure time of teenagers and youth, prevention of harmful habits and promotion of healthy lifestyle, promotion of historical days and historical personalities, as well as national spiritual and religious values, professional orientation of the youth were held by Khojali Youth and Sports Department in the field of work with young people.
In addition, participation of the district teenagers and youth in 14 country-level events and competitions held outside the district has also been provided by our department.
In her speech, Lamiya Garayeva noted that the founder of modern youth policy, the great leader Heydar Aliyev always paid special attention to the role of youth in all these processes. National leader Heydar Aliyev has always considered youth issues as one of the main components of his policy.
The youth of Khojaly region has also been provided with the care and attention of our state and Mr. President. We are happy for our youths’ successful achievements in various fields. In recent years, our achievements in the field of education and sports have been increasing.
The event was continued with artistic activities part.
Teachers of Сhildren's Music School No.1 and No.3 of Khojaly City performed cheerful musics accompanied by ensemble of Children's Music School No. 3 of Khojaly City.
At the end, the active youth of our district distinguished in various areas were awarded with Honorary Diplomas and gifts of the Khojali District Youth and Sports Department.