The opening ceremony
of the monument – a bas-relief to Chingiz Aytmatov, erected in order to
perpetuate the memory of the great writer and public figure, was held on
Chingiz Aytmatov Street of Yunusabad district, in Tashkent.
The event was attended by members of the delegation from
Kyrgyzstan, deputies of the Legislative
Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, representatives of various ministries and
agencies, public organizations, national cultural centers, the
diplomatic corps, writers and poets, youth.
In order to execute the resolution of the President of Uzbekistan “On
the wide celebration of the 90th anniversary of the great writer and
public figure Chingiz Aytmatov’s birth” of April 2 this year,
large-scale work is being carried out in the country. In particular, the
book of memories “Chingiz Aytmatov and Uzbekistan”, a collection of the
writer’s works was published.
Almost all works of the writer are published in Uzbek. His works “Jamila”,
“My Poplar in a Red Headscarf”, “First Teacher”, “Mother’s Field”,
“Goodbye, Gulsary!” won readers’ high recognition.
At the event, flowers were laid to the monument, and respect was given
to the memory of a great person. His works, glorifying universal human
values and ideas of humanism, exemplary life and social activities were
On the same day, an event dedicated to the memory of Chingiz Aytmatov
was held at Uzbek National Academic Drama Theater.
Advisor to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan
H.Sultanov, Director of the National Human Rights Centre
of the Republic
of Uzbekistan A.Saidov and others spoke
about the rich creative heritage of the writer, exemplary life and
social activities, his enormous contribution to the development of our
national literature and culture and improvement of spirituality of
Scientific conferences devoted to the memory of the writer, meetings
with famous writers and poets in educational institutions, labor
collectives and makhallas are the reflection in the image of the writer
of high respect for the entire Kyrgyz people.
At the event, a documentary “Favorite Son of Two Nations” was shown,
scenes based on the writer’s works, songs and dances were presented.