Serving Motherland and people is the life credo of First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva; the activities of First Vice-President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva are based on her love for the people. She has won universal love for her boundless affection for the Motherland and the people. She is one of the greatest benefactors of her native Azerbaijan, the author of many projects designed for the happy future of the people. To bear the name of the first lady with dignity, to always uphold the position of Azerbaijan in the world, to take care of everyone, young and old, to strive to resolve problems in society with strong will and courage. In a nutshell, it is an extremely responsible and tense field of activity. All this is the meaning of first lady Mehriban Aliyeva’s life.
As a women leader of Azerbaijan, she is actively promoting Azerbaijan in the international arena and enriching politics with such universal values as kindness and mercy, Mehriban Aliyeva serves the progress of the Motherland, strives to develop culture, education, healthcare and sports in her country, and cares about its future.
The Almighty can favor a person, grant them a wonderful destiny, but a person can achieve absolute perfection through love, through the prayers of the people. It is no coincidence that the goal of serving the Motherland and the people remains unchanged for Mehriban Aliyeva. If we look at the ideological struggle for the strengthening of our state carried out by the First Vice- President of Azerbaijan, whose life principles are dignity, mercy, intelligence and kindness, and indeed at everything she does, we can clearly see the scale of this service accompanied by innovations in the life of the country and its people. At the heart of her assertive and multifaceted activity, conditioned by such high moral qualities as humanism, mercy and nobility, lies precisely the dignified service to the people. “The place and destiny of every person in life is determined by history. So there are no big or small roles. Only your personal and conscious responsibility allows you the opportunity to write your own book of life. In this book, everyone embodies themselves as the creator or destroyer of their personal life and the world,” says Mehriban Aliyeva, who went down in the history of Azerbaijan with her endless love for the people, the immense scale of her creative work and charity. She has determined her life path and field of activity herself by choosing the path of kindness. To be close to those in need of help is her life credo. Having created a social and philosophical basis in this area in Azerbaijan by her charitable activities, she has also outlined the main contours of this noble path for future generations. She can often be seen next to people in need of help and care, especially children. Quite often she spends holidays with them.
“Strength, the source of a woman’s strength is such seemingly simple and eternal feelings as kindness, love and mercy.”– Mehriban Aliyeva
Over the past years, Mehriban Aliyeva has made great efforts to achieve national goals. “I try to implement everything I talk about,” says the first lady, whose most important performance criterion is the implementation of what has been said. The projects implemented under her leadership are aimed at shaping up the young generation committed to national and spiritual ideals, humanistic and humanitarian values, expanding the dialogue between civilizations, deepening cooperation with influential international institutions, and communicating Azerbaijani realities to the world community. In a short time, Mehriban Aliyeva won the image of the most businesslike woman in the world, created the ideal image of a modern Azerbaijani woman and became a leading personality of the women’s movement in our country.
“Strength, the source of a woman’s strength is such seemingly simple and eternal feelings as kindness, love and mercy.” These words by Mehriban Aliyeva confirm again that the multifaceted activity of the first lady, who is guided by the idea of doing good and helping others, is aimed at bringing about positive changes in the life of society. She says, “Over the years, as new ideas and plans appear before us, the nature of our goals also changes, but our main idea, the idea of serving the Azerbaijani people, remains and will remain unchanged.”
Guided by this idea and goal, Mehriban Aliyeva writes her book of life, enriching it with bright pages every year. The numerous large-scale projects implemented on the initiative and with the support of Mehriban Aliyeva, who has been heading a Foundation that bears the name of great leader Heydar Aliyev since 2004, are received with great approval not only in the country but also throughout the world. It was on her initiative and with her direct participation that a number of large-scale projects in the field of education, healthcare, culture and other spheres have been implemented. The projects implemented under her leadership have made an important contribution to the preservation of our spiritual, historical and cultural heritage. The numerous charity events have turned the Heydar Aliyev Foundation into an address of kindness and mercy, have earned it great authority in the world.
Great and unique people are carriers of a high mission from birth to the end of their life. The life of such people is dedicated to tireless and continuous service for a great goal and eternal struggle. Mehriban Aliyeva has won over people’s love primarily with these principles. They are underpinned by a very simple idea: to do good. Some of the numerous international prizes and awards the first lady of Azerbaijan has so far been decorated with are related to the work she has done as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO and ICESCO and to her contributions to intercultural dialogue. In addition, Mehriban Aliyeva has been awarded numerous international awards in recognition of her contributions to the promotion of culture and international cultural exchange, the development of science, health, sports, education, technology and ecology, her active participation in public, social and cultural life, her invaluable services in promoting our culture in the world, her comprehensive support for the preservation of the global cultural heritage, her commitment to the principles of social justice and humanism. But Mehriban Aliyeva believes that her greatest reward is people’s love, faith and trust.
By Vugar Aghayev-Special Representative AZERTAC in İndonesia
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