Experts’ Opinion on President’s Article “Abai and Kazakhstan in 21st Century”
National ideology of Kazakhstan will be revived by the celebration of the 175th anniversary of Abai Kunanbaiuly. The national spirits will be reawakened by praising the mind and thoughts of the genius. President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev calls on in his article for everyone to follow Abai’s values that are mentioned in each event. Only then will a person rise to the level of society which Abai spoke about.
Head of Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan Eastern Department, Alibek Kantarbayev commented on the President’s article. He said that each event that will take place in the future must be focused on specific teachings. He is preparing for a big task.
“If both wisdom and poems of Abai become Kazakhstan’s ideology, it will be a great future. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said the same thing. I expect this will not remain at the thesis level but will be implemented and turned into important projects,” said Spokesperson of Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan Eastern Department, Alibek Kantarbayev.
Abai used to say that the achievement is in the unity of Kazakhs. Sabit Zhambek, a scientist from Kokshetau, who turned these words of Abai into a lifelong statement, said that he expects a lot from the article of the President. This is given that Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in his article had called for the strengthening of Abai Kunanbaiuly’s works globally. The world is knows Abai and knows what a great Kazakh nation is.
“In any society, we must pay attention to Abai’s words. We should learn from his words. Abai said: ‘We need to have a goal for everything.’ With this goal, we should move forward,” said PHD Candidate in Philology, Sabit Zhambek.