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21/11/11 - State flag of Uzbekistan marks 20 years

posted 15 Jan 2012, 05:57 by Ambasciata Uzbekistan

Twenty years ago, on 18 November 1991, the Law on the State Flag of the Republic of Uzbekistan was adopted.

The issue related to the state symbols of the country was raised before the breakup of the Soviet Union, at the parliamentary session of Uzbekistan in March 1990 on the initiative of the President Islam Karimov.

After studying the proposals of the artists, historians, deputies and the wide public, the special commission selected the best flag out of 200 sketches.

The national flag, according to the mentioned law, is a symbol of the state sovereignty. Since its adoption, the state flag has been an important factor in strengthening the feeling of patriotism and promoting the image of the country on the international stage.

The state flag of Uzbekistan rises high among other flags in front of the United National headquarters, as well as many other international organizations.

The military servicemen, kneeling before the flag, give oath to protect their Motherland. The sportsmen enter the world arenas holding high the state flag of Uzbekistan.

“The flag of our country always gives us, athletes, great strength, encouraging us for victories. This is a symbol of our independent Motherland, which has opened the way to the world for us,” Elshod Rasulov, world boxing champion, said.

Each color and symbol on the state flag has a deep meaning. They embody the kind ideas of the centuries-old national statehood, as well as the natural and spiritual peculiarities of the country.

The blue color is the symbol of the clear sky and water. The white color, as a symbol of peace and purity, opens way to noble aspirations of the people. The green symbolizes renewal and youth, and reflects the incomparable nature of Uzbekistan. The red stripes are the blood in the people’s veins, reminding about the freedom-loving ancestors, and a symbol of strength and eternity.

The young crescent stands for the peace and stability reigning in the country, and at the same time the new epoch that has started in the history of the Uzbek state. Twelve stars are a symbol of perfectness and wisdom.

The state flag is raised during the official visits of the delegations of Uzbekistan to foreign states, in front of the embassies of the country abroad and at international organizations, at various international forums and sports events.

The flag proudly flies over the buildings of the state departments, residence, enterprises and organizations, as well as educational establishments.

Uzbekistan National News Agency

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