Strong shield of our free and prosperous homelandFestive event dedicated to the 26th anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan and January 14 to the Day of Defenders of the Motherland was held at Turkiston Palace, in Tashkent.
The event was attended by senators, deputies, members of the government, soldiers and sergeants, officers and generals, veterans of the Armed Forces, parents of soldiers, representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in our country and international organizations.
The festive greeting of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of establishment of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Day of Defenders of the Motherland was read by khokim of Tashkent city R.Usmanov.
The Ministry of Defense was organized by the decree of the First President of our country Islam Karimov on September 6, 1991. In accordance with the resolution of our great leader of January 14, 1992, all military formations located on the territory of the country passed under the jurisdiction of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
This historic day – January 14 – is widely celebrated in our country as the Day of Defenders of the Motherland.
By the decree of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev of January 12, 2018, a group of law enforcement officers, ministries of defense and emergency situations was awarded high awards of the Motherland – orders and medals on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Day of Defenders of the Motherland. Awards ceremony was held at the event.
At the solemn event, family members of six defenders of the Motherland who died in a line of duty were handed keys to new apartments, on behalf of the President of our country. Many exemplary servicemen were awarded diplomas and memorable gifts.
Lieutenant colonel Saidjon Ummatov, who has been awarded with “Sodiq hizmatlari uchun” (For loyal service) medal, mother of soldier Shoira Mirzokhidova, Olympic medalist, athlete Bektemir Melikuziyev, people’s poet of Uzbekistan Makhmud Toir and others congratulated participants of the solemn meeting on the Day of Defenders of the Motherland and expressed sincere gratitude to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Shavkat Mirziyoyev for great attention and care for military personnel.
The solemn event ended with a big concert.
Ziyodulla Jonibekov, photos by Alo Abdullayev, UzA