March 17, 2007

Heydar Aliyev Foundation starts new project “May each plant a tree”

Heydar Aliyev Foundation, finding realization of desires of great leader Heydar Aliyev priority in its activities, is carrying out a new project on the eve of Novruz Holiday, the most precious holiday to our nation.

Performance of the project titled 'May each plant a tree', developed on the initiative of President of the Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, started in Azizbeyov district from where Mrs Aliyeva was elected member to the parliament.

Gala, one of the very ancient settlements in Absheron, has not been so crowded for long. Joining the call of Heydar Aliyev Foundation hundreds of residents have made more than 8 hectares of unused area suitable for being covered with verdure, water pipe was built to the settlement from artesian drilled in Shuvalan.

Highly valuing the project residents of the settlement made their contribution to this charitable mission on March 17 by voluntarily doing unpaid labor.

The same day nearly 9,000 cypress, fir, pine were planted.

Mehriban Aliyeva, arriving to the settlement to join the event, was warmly welcomed by residents.

Saying 'I shall plant trees on behalf of myself and my family members' Mrs Aliyeva planted saplings and poured water.

Residents said they cordially joined this initiative of Mehriban Aliyeva, had a brief talk with her.

- All trees we planted in the park during Your previous visit have grown. You bring luck. There is Your photo everywhere. God bless You and Your family. God save our President, his children. We are much pleased of You. We have received Your presents. We know that You have sent presents on Novruz Holiday to 5000 people - poor, martyr, invalid, refugee-IDP families. This is big help. Everyone is pleased of this charity. God bless You. Everyone is pleased of works You do. We feel double pride because You are our deputy.

MRS MEHRIBAN ALIYEVA: This is a large campaign. We will carry out a useful greenery planting and renovation not only in Azizbeyov district but all over the country. Today I visited several schools and kindergartens in Azizbeyov district. Because we have such a program aiming reconstruction and repair of all schools and kindergartens in the district, construction of new ones meeting highest standards. We are implementing this program too.

Thank you for supporting our campaign for planning tree. I congratulate all of you and your families on Novruz Holiday and wish you success. President also requested me to give his holiday congratulations to you.

- We also congratulate our President, You and Your children, wish You health and success, and say the President we are much pleased of him.

Mehriban Aliyeva was photographed with residents.