Secretary of State Krymbek Kusherbayev has chaired today a meeting of the state commissions on preparation for the celebration of the 175th anniversary of Abai and 1,150th anniversary of Abu Nasr Al-Farabi. The President of the International Turkic Academy Darkhan Kydyrali also attended the event.
Welcoming the participants, the Secretary of State noted that official opening ceremonies of the celebration of jubilee events had already been held in Nur-Sultan and Almaty cities. «As the Head of State noted in his State-of-the-Nation Address, now the goal is not to turn the celebration of these anniversaries into a waste of money, but to widely popularize the works of our geniuses and carry an educational and creative function. In light of these instructions, the members of state commissions and governmental agencies should take into consideration the opinions and suggestions of the public and compatriots widely disseminated in the media to promote the spiritual heritage of Abay and Al-Farabi.
According to Krymbek Kusherbayev, according to the order of the Head of State, all plans for these anniversaries have been approved and are currently being implemented.
It should be noted that on January 30, 2020, the international Turkic Academy held the opening ceremony of the Year of Abay in the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku. The Academy also decided to celebrate the anniversary of al-Farabi in the Turkic world.