Nargiz Pashayeva: "Our holy duty is to perpetuate name of Nizami Ganjavi at Oxford University"
The Presidium of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) has awarded recipients of 'Nizami Ganjavi Gold Medal of the Republic of Azerbaijan' at its general meeting on April 28.
Rector of the Baku branch of Moscow State University, co-chair of the Anglo-Azerbaijani Society, corresponding member of ANAS, professor Nargiz Pashayeva was awarded 'Nizami Ganjavi Gold Medal of the Republic of Azerbaijan' for her exceptional role in establishing Oxford Nizami Ganjavi Centre for the Study of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus, which is a remarkable project implemented in Azerbaijan`s science and education area in the years of independence, and ensuring the centre`s effective activity.
The centre’s co-chair on behalf of the UK, professor Robert Hoyland also received 'Nizami Ganjavi Gold Medal of the Republic of Azerbaijan' for his contribution to the study of Azerbaijan`s culture and history on a global scale.
Addressing the ceremony, Nargiz Pashayeva thanked the Presidium of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) for the award, and highlighted the activity and accomplishments of Oxford Nizami Ganjavi Centre for the Study of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus.
"The activity of Nizami Ganjavi Scientific Centre for the Study of Azerbaijan and Caucasus at the University of Oxford is a remarkable event for the Azerbaijani science, public opinion and cultural history," AzerTAc cited her as saying.
"This award is associated not only with our names, but also with the name of Nizami Ganjavi who is the source of pride of more than nine million peoples living in Azerbaijan and the world Azerbaijanis. That's why this a great event. The preservation of this name and its perpetuation at the University of Oxford is one of our holy duties. Under this high name, the Center was established in 2013, but this name must remain forever at Oxford University," Pashayeva said.
Describing the activity of the centre as a significant contribution to future generations, Nargiz Pasahayeva noted that the establishment of such organizations paves the way for new ideas, and encourages people.
Professor Robert Hoyland said he was happy to be awarded the medal, and thanked ANAS Presidium for recognizing his activity.