The Azerbaijani Center in Houston has arranged a ceremony to commemorate the 24th anniversary of 20 January Tragedy.
President of the Center Irada Akhundova said the event would begin with a moment of silence in memory of those who died that day. She then provided a brief insight into the history of the event that led to the January 20 Tragedy.
One of the active members of the Azerbaijan Center, Mehriban Efendi, said that even though Black January is one of the most tragic pages in the history of Azerbaijan, it laid the foundation of a bright future of independent and free Azerbaijan. She highlighted the achievements of Azerbaijan in the last 24 years in economic development, sports and culture, as well as challenges faced by a developing country.