Thirty-one years have passed since the tragic events of April 9. On April 9, 1989, the struggle for Georgia's independence claimed the lives of 21 people and injured thousands more.
The Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia, Mikheil Chkhenkeli spoke about the heroes who died for the independence and freedom of the country:
"Today we celebrate the most important date in the recent history of Georgia. April 9 is a tragic and at the same time a day of victory for freedom. That is why we remember the names of those who sacrificed their lives for the homeland. We are grateful for the memory of those who, with their dedication, pride and paved the way for the freedom of future generations.
Today, when the our collective effort faces a whole different set of challenges, this precedent of our unity and compassion continues to give us strength and confidence for a better tomorrow. ”