The State Service for Mobilization and Conscription and the Gabala Region Executive Power held a joint event on the theme "I am ready to defend my Motherland!". The representatives of executive authorities, the heads of law enforcement agencies, the staff of the Region Department of The State Service for Mobilization and Conscription, the representatives of institutions, enterprises and organizations, the families of martyrs, war veterans and schoolchildren attended the event. At the event held at the Gabala Culture Center, the State Anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan was first performed. Then the sacred memory of the sons of the Motherland, who were martyred for the integrity of our lands, was commemorated. Speaking at the event, First Deputy Head of the Gabala Region Executive Power, Abil Aghasafov noted that the young people consisting the majority of the population in the republic undertake responsible tasks, they have a great role in preserving our statehood at all stages of history, liberating our lands from enemy occupation, as well as maintaining our territorial integrity and independence. The Deputy Head of the Region Executive Power stressed that the people of Azerbaijan never want war and always support peace and tranquility, however the people who want peace should always be ready for the war. Abil Aghasafov emphasized that the peace-loving people of Azerbaijan have always been involved in wars for the protection of their historical lands, demonstrated heroism in these struggles and raised the young men who are ready to protect their homeland. Regarding this, he took the example of valor and heroism of our brave sons who showed unique bravery in the battles on the liberation of our lands from occupation in April of last year when preventing the terrorist attacks of the Armenian invaders. Speaking about the courage of Lieutenant Sahil Shirinov, who was bravely martyred in those battles, he said that after his death, the Lieutenant was posthumously awarded the III degree medal "For Distinction in Military Service" for his heroism under the Decree, issued by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev. Abil Aghasafov said that the April battles known as the "Four-Day War" in the history, have developed the sense of the military patriotism in the young people and that the victory gained has further strengthened our people's confidence in the army. The Chief of the Department of The State Service for Mobilization and Conscription, Colonel Rasim Shirinov emphasized in his speech that a series of events were held to enhance the sense of patriotism. He told that some measures are implemented on the patriotic upbringing of the youth in all regions, their preparation for mobilization, and raising the sense of patriotism in the draftees. Mentioning that the sons, who sacrificed their lives for the Motherland, will never be forgotten, he noted that the youth sent to the army today is involved in the specialist training institutions and therefore, they are already prepared while going to the army. Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the Public Union Azerbaijani veterans of Afghanistan War Mahammad Valiyev noted that the patriotism which is one of the highest and most eternal senses of a human being is the result of the love for the Motherland where the human being is born and grown up, the land, and the state of which he is citizen. The patriotism is also to do his own utmost for the sake of the Motherland, be ready in all times to defend the Motherland, show heroism and courage for it, and rejoice in every success of the Motherland and the people. Emin Hasanli, a member of the Council of State Support to Non-Governmental Organizations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, spoke in his speech about the attention and care shown to the Azerbaijani youth by our President Mr. Ilham Aliyev who today continues the path developed by the national leader with great vision . He further noted that the consistent and systematic youth policy based on the national values is executed in the country. the Chief of the Gabala Region Department of The State Service for Mobilization and Conscription, Colonel Ilgar Aliyev stated that the achievements and work done in the development of Heydar Aliyev’s ideas, his principles of Azerbaijanism, patriotism and military patriotism will successfully continue among the young people in the Gabala region as in other regions of our republic, and these will make a great contribution to the formation of patriotic senses of the younger generation. At the event, Rasim Shirinov presented the awards "For the military patriotic education" established by The State Service for Mobilization and Conscription, to the father of Lieutenant Sahil Shirinov , who was killed during the April battles, and Garabagh War veteran Giyamaddin Rahimov. Furthermore, Fazair Abdullayev, pre-military training instructor of the Abrikh village full secondary school, was awarded for effective activity in the teaching of the subject of pre-military training and in the conduct of military patriotism work, and Punhan Pashazada, a 10th grade student at Tuntul village full secondary school was awarded "for high achievement in the subject of the youth pre-military training" by The State Service for Mobilization and Conscription. In the end, Rasim Shirinov presented a commemorative badge on behalf of The State Service for Mobilization and Conscription to the Gabala Region Executive Power for the support in the organization of the event. The event continued with an artistic part dedicated to the theme of patriotism.