A musical evening “Alem Tanygan – Abay”, organized by Ahmed Yasawi University and the Turkestan Regional Court, was held at our university. The event was held in honor of the 175th anniversary of the great Kazakh poet Abay Kunanbayev.
The meeting was attended by the chairman of the Turkestan regional court, Tugel Bekimbetov, vice-president of the university Omirbek Umbetov, professor Dosai Kenzhetay and specialists of the regional court.
In a welcoming speech, the representative of the Turkestan Regional Court, Tugel Bekimbetov, said:
– The name of Abay is a symbol of awakening and spiritual revival of the national identity of the Kazakh people, the desire of the advanced forces of society to civilization and social justice. He absorbed all the best practices of Kazakh poetry and folk wisdom, significantly enriching national poetry, art and social thought. In the historical period when Kazakhstan gained independence, the noble heritage of Abay became one of the starting points in reaching new heights. Without a doubt, the works of the great poet will live forever and excite the hearts and minds of all subsequent generations. ”
Omirbek Umbetov, vice president of Ahmed Yasawi University, said:
– I constantly reread the work of Abay. The works of the great poet helped me a lot in becoming and developing. I traveled to the places where the great poet lived and worked, and visited his homeland. I managed to feel his life path. It is known that the head of state Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev decided to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Abay Kunanbayev at the national level. At the initiative of the president, comprehensive preparations for these celebrations began. Our university will make every effort to make a significant contribution to this initiative.
In turn, Professor Dosai Kenjetai spoke about the importance of Abay’s heritage. After that, the judge of the Turkestan court, Rustem Baiseit, made a brief review of an article by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the topic “Abai and Kazakhstan in the 21st century”. Further, the judges of the region presented reports on the topics: “Abai is a politician”, “Creativity of Abai”, “Philosophical thought of Abai”.
In conclusion, the students of the acting faculty of the university gave an idea by reading the verses of the great poet.