Most of us are blessed with families and friends, people whom we can count on, and bring joy to our lives. But some children are not as fortunate. With these children in mind, the Azerbaijan Embassy in Jakarta, headed by newly appointed Ambassador Jalal Mirzayev, came up with an idea. Report, citing Jakarta Post, says that the embassy organizes six to eight events on average each year to commemorate national events. Instead of organizing these events at hotels and restaurants, the embassy has chosen to hold some of them at a local orphanage.

“I came up with this idea to organize the commemoration of Black January at Panti Asuhan Putra Setia, a girls’ orphanage in Jakarta,” Ambassador said.

Every year on January 20, Azerbaijanis all over the world commemorate the sacrifices made by Azerbaijani heroes in a tragic event known as “Black January,” which ultimately led to the independence of Azerbaijan from the Soviet Union on October 18, 1991.

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Thousands of people in Baku marched to the Alley of Martyrs on January 20 to pay homage to their fallen heroes.

“This year, we are commemorating the 30th anniversary of Black January. We will never forget our heroes who sacrificed their lives for our independence,” Azerbaijan Ambassador to Indonesia Jalal Mirzayev said during a commemoration event of Black January at an orphanage in Jakarta.