The awarding ceremony of the winners of the paintings and essay contest "The Road to Independence: Azerbaijan-Georgia" was held in Tbilisi.
The competition organized by the Azerbaijani Embassy to Georgia was dedicated to the events of January 20 and April 9.
The Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Georgia Faig Guliyev and Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Khvtisiashvili delivered speech at the event.
The ambassador informed that a series of events dedicated to the 31st anniversary of the Bloody January events were held, the families of Georgian martyrs killed in the January 20 tragedy were visited, and work was done to perpetuate their names and spoke about the struggle of both peoples for independence, the history and consequences of the bloody events that took place on this path, emphasizing that the independence gained through the lives and blood of the martyrs is eternal and irreversible. He stated about the importance of the competition organized by the embassy and thanked the participants.
Expressing gratitude to the Azerbaijani embassy for organizing the competition, Alexander Khvtisiashvili said that such events do not allow the young generation to forget their history, and play an important role in raising their national spirit. The Deputy Minister said that the martyrs for state independence had shown great self-sacrifice, and their memory should be commemorated and kept alive.
Then the winners of the competition were announced. It was noted that 52 works were submitted to the competition in the nominations of painting and essay. Winners of the painting nomination were Aysu Hamzayeva, Yelena Mammadova, Shenay Sadigov (I place), Gasham Suleymanov (II place), Khayala Mustafayeva (III place), winners of the essay nomination were Gulgaz Ahmadova, Gela Mamulashvili, Madina Ozlam Mammadova (I place), Esmira Alakbarli ( II place), Nurdana Khansultanli (III place).
Mr.Guliyev and Mr.Khvtisiashvili congratulated the winners and presented them with diplomas and gifts. At the same time, 4 participants who excelled in the competition were awarded certificates and gifts, and all participants were thanked.