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Different cultures intertwined in the cross national code in Kazakhstan

Date: June 17, 2024 Time: 08:02:59

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev spoke at the meeting of the National Kurultai held on Saturday in Turkistan on the topic “Fair Kazakhstan – Responsible Citizen”. Tokayev announced the creation of “Ulttyққұryltai” – “National Council” in the spring of last year, hoping that kurultai would become “a universal model of national dialogue.” The composition of the National Kurultai includes deputies, experts, human rights activists, representatives of regions, public councils, non-governmental organizations, business associations and the productive sector, while, as the President of Kazakhstan said, it is necessary for representatives of all The The country’s ethnic groups share common civic values ​​and are associated with Kazakhstan.

This meeting of the kurultai is the second in a row. Speaking to the forum participants, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev recalled that the first one was held a year ago in Ulytau, the cradle of the Kazakh state. And the second meeting was held in the holy city of Turkistan for the Turkic world. “Our people traditionally call Turkestan the spiritual capital of the country. However, his role is much higher. Turkistan occupied a special place in our history. Since ancient times, it has acted as an important commercial center on the Great Silk Road, it was a spiritual and educational center for all the sister peoples. Many prominent personalities are buried here, who left a significant mark in the history of the Kazakhs. We can say that this ancient city keeps the entire multifaceted chronicle of our people and is a bright guiding star of the Great Steppe civilization,” said the President of Kazakhstan.

Speaking at the forum, Tokayev set strategic goals to build a Fair Kazakhstan. Among them are the strengthening of historical self-awareness, the popularization of cultural heritage, the education of youth, the development of border areas and the qualitative renewal of the state apparatus.

country mission

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev called the period that has passed since the first meeting of the National Kurultai historical. During this year, a constitutional reform was carried out in Kazakhstan, which served as the basis for the democratic vector of the country’s development. A qualitatively new structure of key power institutions has been formed, the set of mechanisms for citizen participation in the country’s government has been expanded, and the system of protection of rights and freedoms has been strengthened. According to the President, the reforms have increased the stability and efficiency of the political system, making it more fair, open and competitive. This advance was possible thanks to the unity of the people and a constructive public dialogue.

“Some people doubted the success of our transformations. But we have not veered off course, but have consistently implemented the outlined plan for large-scale political modernization. We have done this great work together. Today’s Kazakhstan is very different from what it was three, two and even a year ago. Thanks to the unity and solidarity of the people, a constructive public dialogue, we have achieved real progress in a short period of time”, said the head of state.

However, political and economic reforms are not enough to build a just Kazakhstan. “The quality of our nation primarily determines our place in the world order of the future. If we want to become a strong country, we must together find answers to fundamental questions about what kind of future we are building, what is our national dream, what should be a citizen of Kazakhstan, where are our footholds, what is the mission of our country,” said Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

He is convinced that society should be dominated by such values ​​as patriotism, humanity, the cult of knowledge, professionalism, diligence, respect for the land and country. A person who embodies these qualities is best described by the phrase “responsible citizen.”

“The versatility of national culture”

According to the President of Kazakhstan, one of the priority tasks is to strengthen the nation’s historical identity. A group of Kazakh and foreign historians has begun work on the 7-volume publication of the country’s history from ancient times to the present day.

“It is necessary for the seven-volume book to exclude misconceptions and shortcomings of previous editions, cover all the latest discoveries in the history of Kazakhstan, organically include the historical processes taking place on our territory in the global context, represent a whole and objective chronicle of the country without a lot of contradictory facts and myth-making,” said Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

The head of state also instructed to create a special fund of archaeological finds at the Almaty Institute of Archeology and to identify a unique number of prominent figures in the history of the Kazakh people. It is also very important to promote cultural heritage. This is, first of all, the task of the Kazakhstan Agency for International Development KazAID, under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, created to promote national history and culture.

“We inherited a great heritage from our ancestors, which must be constantly modernized and promoted throughout the world,” Tokayev is sure. He supported the initiative to grant the mausoleum of medieval theologian Khoja Ahmed Yasawi the status of a national cultural and historical monument and announced the submission of a transnational application for the inclusion of several Kazakh cultural and historical sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The president recalled that Kazakhstan is the focus and intersection of different cultures, organically woven into the country’s national code.

“We highly appreciate our history associated with the names of prominent representatives of many nations. For example, in Kazakhstan there are unique museums of such world-famous poets and writers as Alexander Pushkin, Taras Shevchenko, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Mikhail Sholokhov and many others. It is necessary to preserve and study this heritage, which embodies the versatility of our national culture”, said the President of the Republic.

All of this is a necessary component to educate the younger generation and strengthen national identity. “The new quality of the nation will be formed only through the development of education, science and culture”, the president of Kazakhstan is sure.

At the same time, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev touched on a very sensitive issue that worries parents in all countries, noting that modern children and adolescents are, in fact, raised by social networks, which leads to certain risks.

“Among the young there are also those who, through the Internet, got into the networks of radical religious movements. The bad habits of youth are, first of all, the omissions of the older generation. We must protect our youth in every possible way from the negative impact of globalization,” said Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

Recognizing the role of the media as an important tool for the modernization of the country and a channel for interaction between authorities and citizens, the President of Kazakhstan proposed to radically restore information policy and the creative industry.

“In the modern world, the media, cinema, serials, cartoons, sports and music shows, computer games and books are a single complex aimed at the formation of a progressive system of values ​​and behavior. . We have great development potential in this area. It is necessary to take systematic measures for its full implementation,” Tokayev said, noting that a new impetus is needed for the development of the Kazakh film industry. Equally important is also the publication of books, which reflects the specifics of Kazakhstan.

serious contribution

The initiatives expressed at the National Kurultai meeting are only part of the great work to be done, stressed the president of Kazakhstan. In turn, the implementation of the new ideological agenda requires the consolidation of the state apparatus, the community of scientists, experts, journalists and representatives of the civil sector.

“Our generation has a responsible mission to build a Just Kazakhstan. Each of us is capable of contributing, consistently following the principles of active patriotism and conscientious citizenship, striving step by step for the ideals of “Adal azamat” (“Responsible Citizen” – Ed.). I am deeply convinced that the constructive partnership between the state and society will awaken the energy of change in our nation and we will be able to achieve our goals, turning the next decade into an era of unprecedented growth for our country”, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev concluded.

Commenting on Tokayev’s speech at a meeting of the National Kurultai for KP, Georgy Pryakhin, editor-in-chief of the Khudozhestvennaya Literature publishing house, vice-president of the Academy of Russian Literature, emphasized:

“I will say one thing: once again the president of Kazakhstan has shown absolute common sense. It seems to me that this position expressed by him is the most important thing that can unite our world and make it peaceful. Tokayev is absolutely right.”

PhD in Political Science, Head of the Central Asia Sector of the National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations named after the Russian Academy of Sciences Dina Malysheva points out that in Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s speech, the position on heritage culture and the diversity of this cultural heritage was expressed concisely and very precisely.

“I agree with these statements and this is very positive, given that 2023 is the year of the Russian language in the CIS. This statement is a serious contribution to the promotion of both Russian culture and the multinational culture connecting the peoples of Kazakhstan and Russia,” says the Russian expert. – Let me remind you that the President of Kazakhstan was once one of the initiators of the year-long establishment of the Russian language in the CIS. This follows quite logically from his previous speeches. He deserves the greatest respect.”

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