Ilham Aliyev presented "Heydar Aliyev" Order to People`s Artist Omar Eldarov

20 december 2017, 11:40

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has handed "Heydar Aliyev" Order to People's Artist, sculptor Omar Eldarov. President Ilham Aliyev congratulated People's Artist, sculptor Omar Eldarov on the occasion of his forthcoming jubilee, wishing him new creative success. Saying Omar Eldarov’s art for many decades has made people happy, the head of state noted the works he created have become samples of the Azerbaijani people`s tangible culture. President Ilham Aliyev noted that Omar Eldarov’s works are famous in Azerbaijan as well as in many former Soviet republics. Saying that national leader Heydar Aliyev always greatly appreciated Omar Eldarov’s art, the head of state described his works as samples of high arts. President Ilham Aliyev said Omar Eldarov, who made statues of national leader Heydar Aliyev, prominent scholar, academician Zarifa Aliyeva, as well as many famous Azerbaijani culture figures, including Mahammad Fuzuli, Natavan, Huseyn Javid, Uzeyir Hajibayli, Niyazi and others, is recognized beyond the country’s borders too and that the monuments made by him were also installed in foreign countries. Hailing Omar Eldarov’s activities as rector of the State Academy of Fine Arts, President Ilham Aliyev said he plays a vital role in preparing young professionals. The head of state said Omar Eldarov has served his motherland and people with dignity, stressing that his genius sparks great interest. President Ilham Aliyev noted that Omar Eldarov’s activities and services have always been highly appreciated by the Azerbaijani government, saying he was awarded “Istiglal” Order by the national leader in 1997, “Heydar Aliyev Prize” in 2009, “Sharaf” Order in 2012 and is now honored with the highest award of Azerbaijan – “Heydar Aliyev” Order. The Azerbaijani President wished Omar Eldarov new success in his activities and handed him the order.

People's Artist, sculptor Omar Eldarov thanked President Ilham Aliyev for recognizing his work and for honoring him with “Heydar Aliyev” Order, adding that he is proud of it. Recalling his memories of great leader Heydar Aliyev, Omar Eldarov said he is honored to be the author of many statues of the national leader. Omar Eldarov noted that he will continue to serve his country and nation with his creative works.