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December 29, 2016

Holiday gifts are delivered to over 165 thousand low-income families following the Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s initiative

Holiday gifts were distributed by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation to low-income families on the occasion of the 31st December – the World Azerbaijanis Solidarity Day, and the New Year. Implemented at the initiative of Mehriban Aliyeva, the President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the project has covered all families receiving social aid.

 

Holiday gifts of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation comprised of various foodstuff were delivered to families receiving social aid in all districts and towns of the republic, since December 23. Holiday gifts were distributed to over 165 thousand low-income families throughout the republic, within the framework of the project.

 

This joint project of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Regional Development Public Union, founded by the Foundation, has been implemented with the support of the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 

Moreover, holiday tables were arranged for thousands of people in need of social aid in 12 districts of Baku, as well as in a number of districts and towns throughout the republic, following the initiative of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, and each participant of the events was given a holiday gift.

 

First such event took place in Garadagh district. Head of the Garadagh District Executive Authority Suleyman Mikayilov, speaking at the event, emphasized the significance of such charitable actions in terms of population’s social protection.

 

Information was given also with regard to various projects implemented by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, providing support to state programmes aimed at social and economic development of the country, and charitable events. It was noted that this large-scale project, implemented by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation on the eve of the 31st December – the World Azerbaijanis Solidarity Day, and the New Year, along with being a holiday present for citizens, has also a symbolic meaning, calling on families to be solidary  at holiday tables.  

 

District’s elderly Allahverdi Mammadov and Lyubov Ryabstkova, speaking on behalf of the Russian community in Garadagh district, thanked Azerbaijan’s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva for bestowing joy upon low-income families.

 

Another charitable event took place in Sabunchu district of Baku.

 

At an event held at a holiday table, head of the Sabunchu District Executive Authority Adil Aliyev talked about charitable events held by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation both in the country and also in a number of countries around the world, and brought to attention that these events had been welcomed by each Azerbaijani citizen. Speaking about the projects of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation implemented with the purpose of conveying the truth about Azerbaijan around the world, Adil Aliyev said this time’s charitable event is, at the same time, part and parcel of the socially oriented policy pursued by President Ilham Aliyev.

 

Martyr’s mother Shahzada Ayvazova, head of the Sabunchu District division of “Sodruzhestvo” Public Union Vladimir Argutkin and member of the Garabagh war Elkhan Mirzayev, speaking at the event, thanked President Ilham Aliyev and President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva for the care and attention shown toward the disabled and martyr’s families, and the multicultural environment existing in the country.

 

It was noted that the Heydar Aliyev Foundation has been holding New Year and Novruz festivities for children being educated at children homes and boarding schools, children from refuge and IDP families, sending holiday gifts to children- and nursing homes, boarding schools, low income families at Gurban and Ramadan holidays and other significant days, arranging concert programmes. All the projects implemented have the objective of covering citizens with multilateral care, and lifting their social welfare.

 

At an event held in Narimanov district, head of the district’s Aksakals Board Miri Hasanov said low-income families, orphans, the elderly have always felt the care and attention of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. He said construction of a number of children homes and schools, restoration of historical and cultural monuments, implementation of significant projects serving to strengthening of the mutual understanding and respect between peoples, and preservation and enriching of the world’s cultural heritage have been welcomed both within and outside the country, and emphasized that First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva has been conferred on high awards of a number of countries.

 

Another holiday table was arranged following the Foundation’s initiative in Khatai district.

 

Head of the Khatai District Executive Authority Razim Mammadov underscored the significance of such events held by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in terms of social protection of the population’s low-income stratum.

 

Speaking on behalf of the district’s general public, Seyfulla Mammadov said organization of such events were an obvious example of care and attention shown toward low-income families in the country, and thanked the Foundation’s leadership.

 

Holiday tables were arranged also in Khazar district, following the initiative of President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, for low-income families from various settlements of the district. Representatives of the district public talked about the significance of the projects implemented by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in the spheres of science, education and social issues in the republic, including the Khazar district. It was underscored that with the support and following the initiative of President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, MP Mehriban Aliyeva, a number of projects have been implemented in the district that covered restoration and construction of cultural and religious monuments, as well as projects in the field of education and healthcare, and projects associated with children deprived of parental care. At the end of the event, up to 400 low-income families from Khazar district were given holiday gifts.

 

Holiday tables were arranged in Binagadi, Nasimi, Nizami, Pirallahy, Sabail and Yasamal districts of Baku, as well as in a number of districts and towns throughout the republic. Concert programmes by masters of art caused good mood in the attendees of the event. Gifts of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation with foodstuff were given to participants of the holiday tables in each district.

 

Those speaking at the events noted that projects aimed at solution of educational, healthcare and other problems of children deprived of parental care, the elderly inhabiting nursing homes, veterans of the Great Patriotic War, refugees and IDPs, martyr’s families, and those in need of special care have always been a focus of attention of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Regular actions held by the Foundation aiming to efficiently organize leisure of people in need of special care, in terms of their integration into the society, have been brought to attention.

 

It was, at the same time, mentioned that the Regional Development Public Union, created in 2016 by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, has been operating to implement projects in the country’s public and political, social and cultural life, building the civil society, and provide extensive support to reforms being underway, including the events being carried out by the state on regional development.

 

Thus, another charitable action took place on the eve of the upcoming holidays, and every person who is covered by the action was bestowed upon a festive mood, along with being presented a gift. 


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