27 April 2010
A jubilee ceremony devoted to the 70th anniversary of the well-known specialist in folklore, Doctor of Philology, Honored Scientist and instructor at Khazar University and “Dunya” school, Prof. Bahlul Abdulla, was held in Khazar University’s “Dunya” Concert Hall. Notable scientists and writers of Azerbaijan, instructors, Khazar University students, and pupils of “Dunya” School participated in the ceremony. The compere of the event, Doctor of Philology, Prof. Gazanfar Pashayev talked about the life and literary activities of Bahlul Abdulla. A telegram sent to Bahlul Abdulla by people’s writer and Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Republic Elchin was read. “Dunya” School Director Nailakhanim Isayeva read the school’s collective letter of greeting to Bahlul Abdulla and presented it to him. People’s poet and parliament member Sabir Rustamkhanli, people’s writer Movlud Suleymanli, Khazar University Rector, Prof. Hamlet Isaxanli, poet Ilyas Tapdig, Doctors of Philology Maharram Gasimli and Gazanfar Kazimov, Akhund of Buzovna village Haji Soltan, and Doctors of Philosophy Shirindil Alishanli and Khadija Murad made speeches and talked about Bahlul Abdulla’s great contributions to the development of Azerbaijani folklore studies and his educational activities. They also wished him good health, long life and success in his creative work. Amateur collectives of “Dunya” School, professional musicians and singers provided a concert program as part of the ceremony.