AzTU Marks National Flag Day and Constitution Day of Azerbaijan Republic

Azerbaijan Technical University (AzTU) hosted an event dedicated to National Flag Day and Constitution Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan on November 8.

The event started with the rendition of the national anthem of Azerbaijan.

AzTU Rector, Professor Vilayat Valiyev congratulated the faculty and students of the University on the occasion of both holiday.

Delivering an opening speech in the event the Rector said:

Our National Flag, fluttering over the Republic of Azerbaijan today, for the first time was approved and raised over the building of the Council of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic on November 9, 1918. 70 years after the collapse of our Republic, due to the efforts of great leader Heydar Aliyev, on November 17, 1990, our national flag was raised over the Supreme Assembly of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. On October 18, 1991, the Supreme Council of the Republic Azerbaijan adopted the Constitutional Act on the State Independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan which proclaimed the independent state of Azerbaijan as a legal successor of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, restored its State symbols including National Flag. According to the order signed by President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev in 2009, November 9 was established as the National Flag Day in Azerbaijan. The National Flag Square was inaugurated by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on September 1, 2010.

Speaking about the erection of our sacred flag in the battlefield, the Rector mentioned that 50 heroes of AzTU graduates were killed in the fighting at Dagliq Garabgh conflict, and 10 of them were awarded the title of National Hero.

Professor of the Department of Social Sciences Ayyub Karimov and head of the Student Youth Organization Zarifa Alizadeh spoke about the importance of the National Flag Day and the Constitution Day of Azerbaijan Republic.

The event was followed by a literary and artistic composition prepared by the students and featured a video of a flashmob prepared by AzTU Television Studios with the participation of students on the occasion of November 9 – National Flag Day.

Source: Azerbaijan Technical University