DUSHANBE, July 27, 2011, Asia-Plus  -- The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has created its youth organization called Sozandagoni Vatan (Creators of Homeland).

Sozandagoni Vatan held a founding conference in Dushanbe on July 27.

The PDP public relations department head Usmon Solehov says the conference, presided over by PDP deputy leader Asror Latipov, elected Adham Mirsaidov, formerly head of the PDP organizing department, chairman of the Sozandagoni Vatan organization.

According to him, the main objective of the organization is in fostering a spirit of patriotism, devotion to ideas of national self-consciousness and independence of the country in the young generation.

Founded in 1993, the People’s Democratic Party of Tajikistan is the biggest political party in Tajikistan.  Its chairman is President Emomali Rahmon.  The party controls some 68 percent of seats in the lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of the parliament.  It is the largest party, boasting more than 140,000 registered members.  The official newspaper of the party is Minbari Khalq .