Azerbaijan, Baku, March 11 / Trend M. Aliyev/
On March 11, the National Assembly of Youth Organization of Azerbaijan Republic (NAYORA) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan held a ceremony on awarding individuals and organizations, contributing to the development of youth policy in the country, the Prize of Honorary Youth.
In the category Local non-governmental organization mostly supporting youth, the award was presented to the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The Foundation was awarded for educating youth, commitment to national moral values, as well as creating conditions for youth to realize their knowledge and skills and addressing social problems.
In the category For Contribution to the development of international relations of young people and intercultural dialogue", the award was conferred to the Head of Russian representation of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Chairperson of the Azerbaijani Youth Organization in Russia Leyla Aliyeva. Leyla Aliyeva was conferred the award for her initiative to create a platform of youth organizations in Russia, bringing together thousands of youth, the initiative of conducting Justice for Khojaly campaign, which continues successfully in over 30 countries worldwide.
In the category Head of state organization mostly supporting young people, the award was presented to the Minister of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan Azad Rahimov.
"For services in the organization of youth, the prize was presented to the former chairman of the NAYORA, MP Akram Abdullayev, For merits in bringing up young people in the patriotic spirit - chairman of the board of sports community of volunteers, Colonel Novruzali Orujov, For achievements in culture and art - Aysel Teymurzadeh, For merits in the field of sport - Jabrayil Hasanov, Ayla Ahmadova and Dilara Sultanova, Business organization mostly supporting young people - AGBank.
The chairman of NAYORA, MP Fuad Muradov, said that conducted for the third time, the Prize of Honorary Youth is stimulus for youth to raise patriotism and knowledge. "The difference from other awards is that it is given both to persons and organizations, as well as people who contribute to developing youth policy," he said.
According to the Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov, Honorary Youth is the highest award for people and organizations working in the field of youth policy.
The first Honorary Youth Prize was conducted in 2001, and the first winner of the prize was the National Leader Heydar Aliyev.