Initiated by the Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva, a patriotic poetry day was held at the Heydar Aliyev Congress Center in Gabala on December 15.
Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the event.
Organized in partnership with SEBA (Seoul-Baku) Azerbaijan-Korea Cultural Exchange Association and the Union of Azerbaijani Writers, the event brought together members of the Union of Writers, literary and cultural figures, young poets, the Karabakh war veterans from Gabala and representatives of general public.
The opening ceremony of the poetry day featured the screening of a film highlighting national leader Heydar Aliyev's and President Ilham Aliyev's attention to poets and writers, as well as their meetings with the military servicemen.
Addressing the event, People's Poet Nariman Hasanzade noted that patriotism has always been topical in Azerbaijani literature and is of great importance nowadays too.
Young poets Farid Huseynov, Gulnar Gasimli, Lamiya Isayeva, Zahra Badalbeyli, Alsu Jarchili, Aynur Nurlu, Heyran Huseynova and Shahana Mushfig read their poems about the war, as well as about Azerbaijan and Baku.
Then Leyla Aliyeva recited her poems dedicated to the memory of Zahra and the city of Baku.
The event also featured performance of Azerbaijani musicians.
The “Collection of poems by young poets on patriotism”, published with the support of the Azerbaijan Writers Union, was presented at the event. The book, which includes 61 poems of 47 young poets, including Leyla Aliyeva, was distributed among the participants and guests.
At the end of the event, Leyla Aliyeva posed for photographs together with the participants.
The author of the idea of poetry day is Aynur Nurlu and the director is Rovnag Hasanzade, artistic director of Azerbaijan Television's “Madaniyyat” (Culture) channel.