The Ministry of Culture rewards poets and writers [PHOTO]

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December 28, 2021 4:55 p.m. (UTC + 04:00)

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By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijani poets and writers were awarded in Baku.

The First Deputy Minister of Culture, Elnur Aliyev, addressed the award ceremony held at the National Library.

In his speech, Elnur Aliyev stressed that the country hosts many events and publishes many books during the Nizami Ganjavi Year.

The Deputy Minister also highlighted the Nizami Ganjavi International Forum which brought together scientists and experts from different countries studying Nizami’s poetry.

He underlined the great role of writers in the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage.

In his speech, popular writer Chingiz Abdullayev pointed out that Nizami Ganjavi is an Azerbaijani poet, and we are all proud of him. Chingiz Abdullayev said that, unfortunately, one has to face various falsifications.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London recently twisted the facts about Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi.

Chingiz Abdullayev added that a letter had been sent to the Victoria and Albert Museum in this regard.

People’s Poet MP Sabir Rustamkhanli, People’s Poet Vahid Aziz and others spoke about the significance of Nizami’s legacy and shared their vision for the development of publishing and literature in Azerbaijan.

In addition, writers and editors received “Nizami Ganjavi 880th Anniversary (1141-2021)” commemorative badges and certificates. The awarded personalities expressed their gratitude to the Ministry of Culture.

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