The delegation of the Institute of Theology visited Jojug Marjanli on the eve of the National Flag Day
On November 9, 2019, on the occasion of the National Flag Day, the delegation of Azerbaijan Institute of Theology visited Jojug Marjanli village in Jabrayil district which was freed from the occupation.
The AIT delegation was greeted by Tapdig Nasirov, Deputy Head of the Jabrayil District Executive Power; Farida Ibayeva, Deputy Head of the Jabrail District Executive Power, Head of the Social, Political and Humanitarian Affairs Department; Alizada Najafov, Head of the Aghjabadi Department of the The State Committee on Religious Associations of the Republic of Azerbaijan; Atakishi Atakishiyev Official of Village Executive Power; Zamin Haziyev, Principal of the school named after Novruz Aslanov and Oktay Haziyev, a resident of Jojug Marjanli village.
Under the guidance of Rector Jeyhun Mammadov, the AIT delegation visited the Memorial Complex in memory of the martyrs of April and laid a wreath at the monument. The Institute staff and students then visited the school in Jojug Marjanli and was greeted by the school teachers and students. The delegation laid a wreath in front of national leader Heydar Aliyev’s bust in the school foyer and paid tribute to the memory of national leader. During the visit, the Institute officials donated textbooks, books and a number of necessary equipment to the secondary school. Zamin Haziyev, Principal of the school, gave information about the school and educational process and expressed his gratitude to the AIT delegation for their attention.
Then an event dedicated to the nationalism and patriotism was held in the House of Culture of Jojug Marjanli.
Tapdig Nasirov, Deputy Head of the Jabrail District Executive Power noted that after a successful internal, foreign and army-building policy implemented by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Jojug Marjanli was rebuilt and turned into a thriving settlement with up to standard infrastructure.
The Institute rector Jeyhun Mammadov congratulated the participants on the occassion of the Flag Day, holiday of the independence of our people and the national flag of Azerbaijan, and noted that the flag is the symbol of integrity, independence, invincibility and superiority of each country.
The flag is also the most obvious expression of the identity of a state and nation, their struggle for freedom and the way of thinking. From this point of view, our tricolor flag is the source of pride of each patriotic Azerbaijani glorifing the struggle for freedom and independence of our people, national identity, sovereignty and rise of the country. J.Mammadov said that every Azerbaijani citizen should contribute to its rise at the highest peaks.
J.Mammadov said that Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, implements far-sighted policy successfully pursued by national leader Heydar Aliyev. He said that as a result of this policy, the international political authority of our country increased and found its proper place in the world community. AIT rector said that Jojug Marjanli which had been demolished by the enemy, was rebuilt in a short time under the order of President Ilham Aliyev and turned into a thriving settlement with all the infrastructure. The religious monuments destroyed by Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh will always live in the hearts of the Azerbaijani people.
Addressing the youth with the statement “The flag is the sacred symbol of our history, our past and our state,” the Rector said that the people of Azerbaijan fought for their freedom and independence, built an independent state through their lives and blood, and raised their tricolor flag. The Rector stressed that we are now united around this flag. Being a symbol of the honor and dignity of our nation and state, our flag is entrusted to the younger generation.
J.Mammadov informed the participants about the Institute and noted that the institution was established by President Mr. Ilham Aliyev’s order dated February 9, 2018. J. Mammadov stressed that in addition to high-quality education, the Institute attaches great importance to the improvement of students’ outlook, enrichment of their intellectual, spiritual world and patriotic feelings. Stating that the main purpose of the visit to Jojug Marjanli is to develop patriotic spirit in the students, the Rector said that the Institute will continue to educate the younger generation in the spirit of nationalism and develop their love for the homeland and the state.
Farida Ibayeva, Deputy Head of the Jabrail District Executive Power, Head of the Social, Political and Humanitarian Affairs Department; Alizada Najafov, Head of the Aghjabadi Department of the The State Committee on Religious Associations of the Republic of Azerbaijan; Zamin Haziyev, Principal of the school named after Novruz Aslanov; village residents and AIT students delivered speeches at the event.
During the visit, the Institute staff familiarized themselves with the village mosque in Jojuq Marjanli, which is similar to Govhar Aga Mosque in Shusha. The delegation also met with akhund Elman Piriyev. It was reported that the minaret of the mosque, which was built on 50 acres, was 26 meters high. Having all the conditions for believers, this religious shrine, similar to the historic Shusha Mosque, is considered to be one of the rare pearls of Azerbaijani and Oriental architecture.
After visiting the mosque, the Institute delegation visited the area and got acquainted with the renovation and construction work carried out by President Ilham Aliyev's policy in Jojug Marjanli. They also met with the villagers, congratulated them on their return to their native land and wished them success in their work.