Cup of Tolerance
2013-05-05 - Baku, Azerbaijan

Cup of Tolerance

Today, May 5, 2013, at the football ground of Baku State University was organized and supported the final game and closing ceremony of the tournament on mini-football among religious communities for the “Cup of Tolerance” dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the National Leader Heydar Aliyev.
Chairman of the State Committee for Work with religious Associations Elshad Iskandarov, the Chairman of the organization Odlar Yurdu Ilham Naghiyev, representative of the Embassy of Turkey, representatives of Jewish community, the vice-rector of BSU Aydin kazimzadeh, Juma Mosque’s imam Meshadi Dadash, Hadji Gasanly Shaheen, world-renowned photographer Rza bey Dagati and members of local media.
After the national anthem teams began the final match between “Meshedi Dadash” (Nasimi) team and “Imam Rza” (Bean). At the end of the game, which took place in an atmosphere of intense struggle, the team Imam Rza won the “Cup of Tolerance” with the score 4-3.
Speaking at the official closing ceremony of the Chairman of SCWRA Elshad Iskandarov announced that the tournament on mini-football for "Cup of Tolerance", which is one of a series of events dedicated to the 90th anniversary of National Leader Heydar Aliyev held for the first time in our country. "Today, inter-religious relations in Azerbaijan are at the highest level. I am glad that this rarely found in the world an example belongs to Azerbaijan. For example, a few days ago, we have witnessed a tree-planting campaign held belonging to different religious communities. Now they play together here in football. This is an indication that inter-religious relations in our country are superior tolerance. "
Speaking about the reasons for initiation tournament 90th anniversary of National Leader Heydar Aliyev, Elshad Iskenderov noted that the Great Leader has always paid special attention to this area. "We have often witnessed the joint meetings of the National Leader with leaders of various faiths and community members. At the same time, to the National leader belongs to huge achievements in creating a mutual respect between religions. For example, if a place of worship Bibiheybet is repaired, are repaired at the same time the church and the synagogue. Due to the fact that no discrimination, grievances are not there. "
Chairman of the SCWRA also spoke about the successful continuation of the deliberate policy of the National Leader of the President Ilham Aliyev. He noted that today, on the initiative of the President of Azerbaijan, repaired and restored the mosque, church, synagogue. "You could say, Mr. President is personally present at the opening ceremonies of these places of worship. At the same time, the prime example of this is the allocation of financial assistance to religious communities of the state, as well as the facilities provided for the expansion of their areas of activity "- saying, E. Iskandarov concluded his speech.
Then have been started the awarding ceremony of the tournament on mini-football for "Cup of Tolerance." First on the scene was the team invited the religious community of the village "Umid", which finished third. Medals were awarded by the chairman of the organization "Odlar Yurdu" Ilham Naghiyev. Medals were also awarded to the second-placed team Meshedi Dadash.
And finally, the cup and the medals won first place and became the owner of the "Cup of Tolerance" team Imam Reza, presented by the Chairman of the State Committee Elshad Iskandarov.
Note that the graduation ceremony and the gifts of the winning team will be held on May 7 at the Park İnn at an event dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Great Leader.