Repatriates Assembly


12.08.2021 193

A joint lecture-concert, that glorifies our nation, “LOVE EVERYONE AS A “BROTHER”...” dedicated to the great Abai's day was held on August 10, 2021, by the “Otandastar Fund” OJSC within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation between the Research Institute “Abai Academy” at the Eurasian National University named after L.N. Gumilyov.

An event was dedicated to the birthday of the great poet-educator, founder of the Kazakh written literature and literary language, philosopher Abai Kunanbayev.

The main purpose of the event is to explore the work of the poet and present his plans for the future of the “Abai Academy” to our compatriots in the near and far abroad, as well as to further glorify a unique art of the great poet.

The Vice-President of the “Otandastar Fund” OJSC Sarbasov Magauiya Kanapiyauly, the lecturer of the ENU named after L.N. Gumilyov Sydykov Erlan Battashuly, the Doctor of Philology, Professor Serik Negimov, the Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor, the Director of the research institute of sciences “Abai Academy” Zhandos Aubakir participated at the event.

The lecture-concert was aimed not only at presenting Abai's legacy and personality of the poet, but also at glorifying the work of our brothers and sisters abroad in order to promote Abai to the world. According to this purpose, the representatives of Kazakh cultural centers and our compatriots took an active part at the event and contributed to the large-scale gathering of the people. Among the participants were the Head of the German-Kazakh Society Deutsch-Kasachische Gesellschaft, Galina Nurtazinova, the Head of the Mongolian branch of the World Association of Kazakhs and the Foundation of Compatriots, Omar Habsatar. There are also patriotic people such as the Deputy Head of the Kazakh-Turkish Education and Research Association in Istanbul Erol Yolju from Turkey, the Leader of cultural events of Iranian Kazakhs Askar Kazakh Isa, the chairman of the Kazakh national-cultural autonomy of the Tyumen region in Russia Esengali Ibrayev, and the Head of the Omsk Kazakhs regional public association in Omsk Kuanysh Eleutaev.

During the lecture-concert dedicated to the “Abai`s day”, the presentation of the historical-documentary collection “Anniversary of Abai” was held as a special gift of the “Abai Academy” of ENU named after L.N. Gumilyov. This valuable publication can be called the best collection of large-scale events dedicated to the 175th anniversary of Abai Kunanbayuly.

An honored Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kenzhegali Myrzhikbayev sang the songs of the poet “Bright moon in a windless night” and “Dark mountain in the dark night”, and opened a melodic evening.

A traditional singer and winner of international and national song contests, Syrym Mukhamedzhanov sang the songs “Kozimnin Karasy” and “Zhark etpes kara konilim ne kylsa da”, while the laureate of the competition dedicated to Tattimbet kuishi, Kairat Aitbayev sang Tattimbet's “Saryzhailauy” and Sugir's kui “Shalkymany”. Erlan Kuzhimanov, who won the republican competitions, sang Abai's songs “Octopus” and “I saw a long birch fell”, and decorated the evening. The Laureate of the Republican Singing Competition named after Kakimbek Salykov, today's octagonal hero Seil Ayaganov performed the songs “Ozgege konilim toyarsyn” and “Kazagym-ai” in the pop genre.

The Vice-Rector of ENU named after L.N. Gumilyov, Dikhan Kamzabekuly summed up the event and expressed his gratitude to the participants. The need to prove the exact number of the Kazakh diaspora in the world was discussed at the meeting, and an important agreement was reached on the further intensification of the joint projects. It was noted that we all have the same goals and ideals, and the bright future of our creative country is the glorification of our common culture and national values ​​by young people through the knowledge of the country and culture. Also, the recognition of our historical roots was an interesting topic. They also spoke about the transformation of a valuable initiative in the high school of knowledge into a model process. Despite the diversity of languages, mentalities, cultures and literatures of each country, respect for the human values, the need to exchange views and exchange experiences in connection with the inauguration of national spirituality. It was agreed to consider the question of that person to glorify and what kind of literature to promote, to determine the level of demand for the fiction among the brothers abroad, and to systematize such a large-scale work through the “Abai Academy” and youth organizations. A great poet of our nation, known as “Abai of humankind” – a global figure, should be propagandized through the global horizons of education and science, highlighting Abai and spreading the smell of Kazakh to the world. In this regard, this moral event, organized jointly by the “Otandastar Fund” OJSC and the domestic university – ENU, expanded the spiritual field of those who came to the wonderful evening. Therefore, this event led to the bright ideas and innovative steps.

“Otandastar Fund” OJSC