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SCFWCI organizes festivity for children

01-06-2011 | 21:50        

  

On the occasion of June 1 - the International Child Protection Day, State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, the Executive Power of Sabail district and “Dan” International Public Association has co-organized a joint event. First the event participants arrived at the Alley of Honor to visit the tomb of National Leader Heydar Aliyev and put a wreath at his tomb. The outstanding ophthalmologist, Academician Zarifa Aliyeva’s memory was also honored…. Further, the guests visited the graves of those who fell for the country’s independence and laid a wreath at the Eternal Flame monument. Afterwards, a festivity was arranged for children at the State Philharmonic Hall named Muslim Magomayev. The event began with an exhibition of children’s works. Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems Hijran Huseynova in her speech underlined the measures carried out by the government in recent years for settlement of the children’ problems. As a result of measures taken by President Ilham Aliyev, Azerbaijan has joined the International Convention on Children's Rights and a number of laws were adopted on children’s rights. Drawing attention to the activity of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and its President Mehriban Aliyeva in this regard Head of Sabail District Executive Power Asif Asgarov also wished success to children. Representative of UNICEF in Azerbaijan Mark Hereward stressed the importance of joining efforts for solution of children’s problems. Head of “Dan” Public Union Gulnara Teymurova also shared her views about children. She believes that it is important to develop children’s freedom and independence and self-care as well as to improve their training and education level for integration to society. As part of the event, the Committee awarded some children distinguished for special skills with presents. The event went on with a concert.