The Egemen Qazaqstan newspaper, one of the main publications of the Republic of
Kazakhstan, published an article by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on “Abay
and Kazakhstan in the 21st Century”.
In this article, published in connection with the anniversary of Abay, the Head of
State conducted an in-depth study of the poet’s heritage and encourages to get
lesson from it.
It is worth noting that in 2020, on the instructions of the President of the country,
the 175th anniversary of great poet Abay and the 1150th anniversary of
outstanding scientist al-Farabi will be widely celebrated. In this regard, the
International Turkic Academy declares this year as the “Year of Abay”, and
translates works of the poet into several Turkic languages. In addition, the
Academy will also hold large-scale events in a number of Turkic countries.