In the palace of arts of Ellikqala District of the Republic of Qoraqalpoghiston, north-western Uzbekistan, a concert programme entitled “Ona yurt ohanglari” (Melodies of the native country) was presented with the participation of the youth symphonic orchestra of Uzbekistan.
At the Uzbek State University of World Languages, the Tashkent city council of the Uzbekistan Liberal-Democratic Party has conducted a spiritual enlightenment event entitled “Alisher Navoiy – a great poet, thinker and statesman of the East”.
Alisher Navoiy and Muhammad Bobur are big representatives of Uzbek classic literature. Their great literary heritage serves as an important source for studying Uzbek literature, art and history. Therefore, research into the lives and creative work of Navoiy and Bobur is always in the centre of attention of scholars, writers, poets and artists.
In Uzbekistan, great attention is being paid at the level of state policy to morality and enlightenment work, which serves to raise book-reading culture and to popularize reading among the population, especially the younger generation, and to create broad conveniences for readers in distant steppe villages and settlements.
An enlightenment event has been held in Samarqand at the initiative of the city’s department for the provision of methodological support for establishments of public education. This event was devoted to the popularization of reading and to the raising of book-reading culture.
In the central exhibition hall of the Art Academy of Uzbekistan, an exhibition of works of visual art, photographs and folk art entitled “Uzbekistan is our common home” has opened on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the republican international cultural centre.
A cultural programme devoted to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the People’s Republic of China took place in the Istiqlol palace of arts on 18 January.
A ceremony has been held in the capital city to give awards to the winners of creative contests on the promotion of Uzbekistan’s non-material cultural heritage. The contests were conducted by the country’s Ministry for Culture and Sports and the republican scientific methodological centre for folk art and cultural enlightenment work.
In more than 3 thousand pictures presented in the central exhibition hall of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan, children depicted their vision and understanding of the Motherland, nature and the world around them.