Rich legacy of Abai is a world heritage. His works reflect universal human values that are emphasized in the president’s article ‘A Course towards Future: Modernization of Public Consciousness’. Touching upon the theme of national identity, Nursultan Nazarbayev refers to the wisdom of the great Kazakh poet that still remains a guide for future generations.

MEKEMTAS MYRZAKHMETOV, LAUREATE OF STATE PRIZE:

- Abai's wisdom is a powerful spiritual support that is still strong nowadays. It was him who once said that the salvation of the nation lies in its spiritual revival. His wisdom is key to purification and modernization of public consciousness.

The great poet cherished such human qualities as intelligence, morality, justice and mercy. The memory of him was perpetuated in Paris, London, Moscow, Istanbul and Beijing.

BOLAT ZHUNISBEKOV, DIRECTOR, ABAI STATE MUSEUM:

- The achievements of our country show that Abai's dream has come true. Kazakhstan is well known worldwide. The international exhibition EXPO 2017 which is taking place in Astana proves it.

During the past two centuries, the wisdom of Abai has been relevant. The great philosopher proclaimed knowledge, honesty and compassion the highest values of mankind. In his works, he was calling for peace among people and tolerance that are emphasized in Nursultan Nazarbayev’s program article.

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