The people's artist, sculptor Omar Eldarov was presented with the Emek order of the first degree. On December 20, 2022, Omer Eldarov was awarded the Emek order of the first degree for his long-standing and impactful contribution to the development of Azerbaijani culture by the Order of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan Anar Alakbarov, Head of the Department of Humanitarian Policy, Diaspora, Multiculturalism, and Religious Issues of the Presidential Administration Farah Aliyeva, Minister of Science and Education Emin Amrullayev, First Deputy Minister of Culture Adil Karimli, and Rector of the Academy of Arts Natig Aliyev attended the meeting with the People's Artist held at the Heydar Aliyev Center.
The attendees acknowledged Omar Eldarov's exceptional contributions to the development of Azerbaijani culture, as well as the role of his works in enriching the country's cultural heritage. Furthermore, the meeting highlighted his significant role in the advancement of young professionals during his leadership at the Academy of Arts.