NEWS AND EVENTS
January 13, 2010
President opens Oath to the Motherland monument
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov participated in the opening of the monument “Vatanga Qasamyod” (“Oath to the Motherland”) in Tashkent on 12 January.
The monument was raised on the initiative of the head of the state. The hokim (mayor) of Tashkent A.Tukhtayev opened the ceremony. The state anthem of Uzbekistan was played.
President Islam Karimov opened the monument and laid flowers to its pedestal.
“Today, we may be proud that over the short period of time in Uzbekistan a mobile, well armed and technically equipped army, which meets modern requirements, has a high capacity and can repulse any aggressor,” the President said in his speech.
“I believe it should be clear for all of us that there is a powerful factor, which adds strength to the army and becomes decisive when necessary – the moral and psychological preparation of the military servicemen, their unshakeable will and spirit, active attitude to life, and most importantly, deep understanding of who and what they are fulfilling their military duty.
“In this regard, I would like to note that the effectiveness of the artistic images, which serve as spiritual examples for the youth, plays a decisive role and has a great importance in upbringing the young generation in the spirit of national idea, courage and firmness,” Islam Karimov said.
Taking oath is not merely an official event, but an unforgettable moment in the life of every man. This is why the sculptural complex on the proposal of President Islam Karimov was named “Vatanga Qasamyod” (“Oath to the Motherland”).
Raised in the center of a green park, the monument has become an embodiment of the devotion to the Motherland and courage of the self-sacrificing sons of our people.
The representatives of the Oliy Majlis, Cabinet of Ministers, ministries and departments also laid flowers to the pedestal of the monument.