This year marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of Abai Kunanbaiuly. To mark the anniversary of the great son of our people, a special commission has been created. It is planned to organise large-scale events both domestically and internationally. But all this should not be a celebration, but rather a spiritual enlightenment.
Of course, Abai Kunanbaiuly left an indelible mark on the history of our country as a scientist, thinker, poet, enlightener, founder of new national literature, translator and composer. His poems and prose reflected national identity, life, worldview, character, soul, faith, language, traditions and the spirit of the people, which were later rated as a unique phenomenon, called the world of Abai.
First President – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev in his article “Course towards the future: modernisation of Kazakhstan’s identity” emphasized the importance of renewing public consciousness. The preservation of national identity and its adaptation to modern requirements has become a national issue. Because the modernisation of identity paves the way for the breakthrough development of the country in the 21st century.
In this regard, I believe that the legacy of Abai is very useful. The works of the great poet are relevant today. Abai’s ideas can always be spiritual food for all of us.
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