On Sunday, December 18, 2022, in the presence of Prof. Dr. Amjad Saber Al-Delawi, president of Cihan University-Erbil and Dr. Nawzad Yahya Bajgir, the chairman of Board of Trustees of Cihan Universities, vice presidents of the University, deans, head of departments, lecturers, students, and a number of guests Flag Day was celebrated at the Square of Cihan University in Erbil.
The ceremony began by one-minute silence in recognition of the soul of Kurdistan Martyrs and then some speeches were presented. In this context Prof. Dr. Amjad Saber Al-Delawi, the president of Cihan University-Erbil, in his speech, mentioned the history of raising the supreme flag of Kurdistan. He said: “the first time in Kurdish history, on December 17th, 1945, the holy flag of Kurdistan was raised in Mahabad, and Kurdistan parliamentarians on 17/12/2009 in a meeting marked this day as the Flag Day of Kurdistan. Therefore, every year on such a day, various and special ceremonies, seminars and activities are held for the Flag Day, and we, as the Cihan University-Erbil, are pleased to celebrate the Day of Flag of Kurdistan annually.
In another part of his speech, the president of Cihan University-Erbil said: “In the past, the fire of revolution and the struggle of the Kurdish people confronting against the enemies of our nation has been raised under the Kurdistan Flag. And, in order to achieve national liberation and its high goals as well as independence, thousands of young people have sacrificed their life to achieve today’s achievements.
Regarding the future task of the students, Prof. Dr. Amjad Saber Al-Delawi stated that the duty of the students at this stage is to step forward and, under the fluttering flag of Kurdistan, they should arm themselves with knowledge and advanced technology in their own fields of study in order to participate in the reconstruction of our homeland’s infrastructure now and in the future he also added that our homeland had been a land of continued conflict resolution in the past, and its people have not been given the opportunity to feel comfortable or had a chance to promote creative thinking. “However, today is the day when you students, along with your Peshmerga brothers stand together to defend our flag and homeland. You should devote yourself to science and to collect and disseminate knowledge.”, he said.
At the end of his speech, he congratulated especially the mothers of the martyrs, and the students of Cihan University-Erbil, and the whole people of Kurdistan.
On the same occasion, Dr. Nawzad Yahya Bajgir, the chairman of Board of Trustees of Cihan Universities, delivered a speech. He congratulated the students on that day, and encouraged them to develop their scientific capabilities so that the Kurdistan Flag will always be fluttering and under that flag, they will be able to serve their nation.
At the end of the ceremony, Prof. Dr. Amjad Saber Al-Delawi, President of Cihan University-Erbil, Dr. Nawzad Yahya Bajgir, the chairman of Board of Trustees of Cihan Universities, and attended people raised the Flag of Kurdistan on the university square. Then the students celebrated and danced.