Congratulatory letter of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev to Baku State University named after Mammed Emin Rasulzadeh - November 25, 1994

The first university of our Republic - Baku State University is 75 years old. Establishment of the university, which is a luminary of the Azerbaijani science and education since the beginning of the century until now, is the most milestone in the history of our people.

Baku State University is a valuable memory left by a short-lived Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. Seething and meaningful life of world-famous scientists, teachers and educators have been trained in this sacred place of education and science, which is the pride of our nation.

This great institution of higher education for the period of its 75-year activity has become a symbol of devotion to our people, and has played an indispensable role in the upbringing of many generations in a spirit of patriotism, and love for his people. There are graduates and students of Baku State University in the ranks of the brave sons, who stood up staunchly for the sovereignty and integrity of Azerbaijan in such a difficult period, when its land and honor were under aggression. I believe that it is due to the activities of the young people with clear convictions, deep knowledge, broad outlook, their persistence and steadfastness, a young Azerbaijani state will vigorously defend its independence, and will be one of the most powerful nations of the world.

I heartily congratulate the professors and teachers, who made their lives a torch and devoted their lives to teaching the younger generation; today's students who are a reliable guarantee of tomorrow of Azerbaijan; alumni, always keep their love for the university in their hearts, intellectuals - all the people of Azerbaijan, who have such an irreplaceable national treasure, on the glorious 75-year anniversary of the Baku State University. I wish you good health and success. In this anniversary day I consider it my duty to remember with gratitude, the bright individuals who did indispensable contribution in the establishment of the university at the outset of the century.

I am confident that the Baku State University will remain committed to its rich traditions, as the temple of science and education will illuminate the path leading into tomorrow. I wish it success on this path.

Heydar Aliyev
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan