Event dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the great Abay
This year marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of Abay Kunanbayev. Events dedicated to this anniversary date will be held across the country, and the Kazakh people will celebrate the anniversaries of the great thinker, philosopher Al-Farabi and Altyn Orda.
Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University developed and approved a media plan for the 175th anniversary of Abay Kunanbayev. Within the framework of the Year of Abay, in March it is planned to hold an international scientific-practical conference, round tables, and seminars. The scientific conference dedicated to the great enlightener will be attended by abaylogists from the countries of the Middle East and our country.
Today, a solemn event dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the great Kazakh poet, enlightener, founder of Kazakh literature Abay Kunanbaev was held at Sh.Ualikhanov KSU.
In the article “Abay and Kazakhstan in the 21st Century”, Head of State Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev noted that “Abay is a people's dream. We should not stay away from the fulfillment of national dreams and desires. The edifications of Abay will lead to a new Kazakhstan of the 21st century and new heights. "
Abay Kunanbayev as a thinker, poet, enlightener, founder of the new literature of the nation, translator, composer, left an indelible mark on the History of the country. In his works he reflected: life, worldview, character, soul, religion, mentality, language, the spirit of the people, and then all this turned into a unique phenomenon - the world of Abay. The literary heritage by Abay with its artistic values has turned into a source of modern national art, leaving an indelible mark on the History of the country.
With each new era, new facets of its greatness are revealed, creativity plays with new colors. Abay will always live together with his native people and for centuries will appeal to the Kazakh country and people to new heights and achievements.
In his works we see that he always wished for the prosperity of the nation and always promoted this idea. And we all know that the basis of progress is in education and science.
The works of the great poet have not lost relevance today. Abay's philosophy can always become spiritual support for all of us. Abay wholeheartedly wished that the Kazakh people tirelessly studied and developed. These findings are very relevant now.
We see that the goal of science in the 21st century is the pursuit of heights. Our task is not only to go forward, but also to take a leading position.
Now the world is changing not every day, but every hour. In all spheres of life new tasks and new requirements are set. The time has come when only the mind can develop. We must provide mobility of consciousness in order to keep up and move forward. This step requires the ability to combine the advanced achievements of civilization with national interests.
The poet encouraged people to learn art. He understood that this was a requirement of the time. Even the idea of forming the intellectual nation that is being spoken about dates back to Abay. With every word, the great thinker sought to develop national consciousness. Therefore, special attention should be paid to the deep study of the works of Abay. The knowledge of Abay is the knowledge of oneself, and self-knowledge, constant growth, study of science, education - this is wisdom. The words of Abay should become the guideline to the generation.
The great heritage of Abay undoubtedly serves to form a new quality of the Kazakh nation. His works create patriotic feelings for his people, country and land in young generation.
University rector Marat Syrlybaev congratulated teachers and students on the opening of a solemn event dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the great Kazakh poet Abay Kunanbaev.
University students recited verses and edification words by heart, performed Abay’s songs to the accompaniment of Kazakh musical instruments, and prepared a theatrical performance based on Abay’s works. A solemn atmosphere reigned in the hall.
Future generations must follow the path of Abay, we must take all the best from his ideas and thoughts.