Youth and Sports Department of Gabala region held an event on the occasion of “2 February - Azerbaijani Youth Day” at the Heydar Aliyev Center. The meeting participants firstly laid fresh carnations at the bust of the National Leader Heydar Aliyev. Then the event continued at the exposition hall of the Center. The young people operating at all fields in the region and proactively taking part in socio-political life of the region attended the event. Opening the event with welcoming speech in accordance with the programme of the event, the Chief of Youth and Sports Department Fakhri Soltanov noted that a modern thinking young generation having sound vision and high managing skills are being raised for further flourishing of our independent state. It was mentioned as the result of accurately established idea and policy that today Azerbaijani youth gather around the President Ilham Aliyev, who continuously carries out the policy of the Great Leader Heydar Aliyev, and completes the projects that he did not find opportunity to realize, protect and develop the Heydar Aliyev ideas, and do not refrain their skills for the progress of our state. Afterwards, the Deputy Chief of the Youth and Sports Department Mushvig Abbasov made a report on the works executed in 2017 and the forthcoming issues, and congratulated the youth on the occasion of the holiday. Furthermore, Head of the Department of Socio-Political and Humanitarian Issues of the Region Executive Power – Deputy Head of REP Ataya Osmanova made a speech and said that the state youth policy in Azerbaijan had been founded by the National Leader Heydar Aliyev and that the present holiday is a gift to the youth by the Great Leader. A.Osmanova, in her speech, spoke about the attention and care provided by our venerable president for Azerbaijani youth, and development of sound minded youth in Azerbaijan as the conclusion of the implemented systematic works. In the end, she conveyed the greeting of the Head of Region Executive Power Sabuhi Abdullayev to the youth, congratulated and wished success to all young people. At the event, Director of Heydar Aliyev Center Zarkhanim Aghayeva, Instructor of Vocational Education Center of Tourism and Hotels Sabina Jahangirli, Director of Children-Youth Sports-Chess school Adalat Aliyev made a speech and spoke about the attention and care, that had been provided for Azerbaijani youth by the Great Leader, about being continued of youth policy in Azerbaijan by Mr. President Ilham Aliyev now, and the works implemented in the fields in which they work. As a traditional case, a group of active young people achieving successes in different fields within 2017 were awarded the Certificates of Honor and memorable gifts in the end of the event.