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08 May 2009 / 05:42

The solemn meeting dedicated to the May 9 – the Remembrance and Honors Day – took place in the city of Tashkent, the Uzbekistan National News Agency reported.

The event has been organized in cooperation of the Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Kamolot Public Youth Movement and Nuroniy Foundation, according to the report.

The lawmakers at the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, veterans of war and labor, activists of makhallas (local neighborhood community areas) and women’s committees, as well as teachers and students participated at the event.

Those who spoke at it have said that under the sober leadership in the country a special attention is being paid towards showing respect to and honoring the veterans of war and labor, as much as elder generation, and bettering the social security system.

The elderly takes an active part in raising the spirituality of the people, reviving and safeguarding the national traditions and values, upbringing and harmonic development of youth.

“We are glad that in Uzbekistan the elderly are shown respect and being honored,” Ghafur Shamsiev, the veteran of labor, has said, “they receive material and moral support, as well as social and medical aid.”

The event has been accompanied with a wonderful concert show of masters of arts and young performers, according to the report.

Ikboljon Soliev for the Information Agency “Jahon” in English