Friday, 15 November 2019, 18:30:39
Republican youth forum "Men Zhastarga Senemіn," dedicated to the Day of the First President of the country, was held at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty. At the award ceremony, the results were announced and the winners of the large-scale youth forum contests were chosen, the purpose of which is to develop patriotism through the prism of innovation and creativity.
The forum has been held within the walls of KazNU since 2013. As part of this annual republican event, competitions are held for the best student innovation project “My Real Contribution to the Innovative Development of Kazakhstan,” the best essays “What Can I Do for the Prosperity of My Country,” the best poetic work and song on a patriotic theme. In the Year of Youth, new contests were added to the Forum's bank: for the best project to promote the principles of integrity and the best creative work dedicated to the 85th anniversary of al-Farabi KazNU.
The relevance and popularity of the forum is evidenced by the growing number of projects and creative works annually received by the organizing committee. It has become a significant platform across the country aimed at developing patriotism, civic responsibility and youth potential.
This year, the organizing committee received over 1,500 entries from students from more than 100 universities from all regions of the country. Among them are both individual projects and works, as well as the fruits of collective creativity. An independent jury from among authoritative experts — public figures, representatives of business, government agencies, the media, scientists, culture and art workers selected 620 best works, the authors of which were invited to the forum.
Deputy Prime Minister Berdibek Saparbayev, Minister of Education and Science Askhat Aimagambetov, Minister of Information and Social Development Dauren Abayev, well-known public and statesmen, students and working youth from all regions of the country took part in the award ceremony.
Addressing the forum participants, Berdibek Saparbayev emphasized that 2019, at the initiative of the First President – Elbasy, was declared the Year of Youth. This is a manifestation of the state’s great and special concern for the young generation, which is a significant and active part of the country, a carrier of intellectual and creative potential.
“Young people have a lot of energy and talents. She takes an active part in the formation and development of Kazakhstan. The task of the state in the person of the Government is to create conditions for Kazakhstani youth to receive a decent education that meets all international standards and be able to realize themselves,” Saparbayev said.
He also noted that the Head of State declared the next year the Year of Volunteering. He will take the baton of the continuity of the Year of Youth. And this is symbolic, since it is known that young people participate in the volunteer movement.
According to the deputy prime minister, everyone should think about what contribution he made to the development of his country. Only then there will be a result.
The paralympic, the winner of the project “100 New Faces of Kazakhstan” Serik Esmatov made an inspirational speech:
“You know the story of my life and my success. And you realize that the path to success was not easy. After all, despite the fact that at the age of 13 I lost my legs, I did not lose myself, faith in my strength and love of life. As a patriot of Kazakhstan, I strive to prove with my example that you can also achieve great success. All in your hands! We, youth, are the future of Kazakhstan. I want to wish the forum participants new heights and creative achievements,” said the Esmatov.
Winners and prize-winners of the competitions were awarded with diplomas and valuable prizes. The first place winners received a grant for one year of free education at Al-Farabi KazNU, the creative works of the contestants will be published in a special collection. The forum ended with a vivid concert and performance of patriotic compositions.
The event was organized by the Kazakh National University and the Akimat of Almaty with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science, the Zhandanu Alemi Foundation, the Zhas Otan youth wing, the Union of Writers of Kazakhstan and Kazakh Radios.