Transition to the new script is the path to a merger with world civilization
Transition to the new script is the path to a merger with world civilization, strengthening unity and developing identity. This opinion was expressed by members of the People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan, Mazhilis members, scientists and heads of language institutes. Experts note that the reform of the alphabet and graphics, which will affect exclusively the Kazakh language, will be implemented systematically and gradually. Thousands of methodical publications will be issued, that is, a range of educational events will take place. Therefore, it will not be difficult for the people of Kazakhstan, experts believe. In addition, the speakers highlighted the key role of the President in the decision to modernize the alphabet. According to them, this is another important step towards the prosperity of the multinational country.
ANATOLY BASHMAKOV, MEMBER OF SCIENTIFIC AND EXPERT COUNCIL, PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY OF KAZAKHSTAN:
- I, as a member of the People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan, support this decision and believe that we are on the right path. I think that this is not only a technical step, but a thoughtful spiritual decision, so the Head of State confirmed yesterday - We will deal with this problem in all departments of the People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan. We will involve students; the work is in full swing.
According to scientists, transition to the Latin script is also necessary due to the fact that all scientific and technological achievements around the world are registered and distributed in the Latin script, and this process cannot be reversed. Accordingly, Kazakhstan needs to use a new script for the further successful development.
SERIK NURMURATOV, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE:
- Transition to the Latin script doesn’t mean that we will lose connection with the Russian literature and science. The main value is unity in Kazakhstan. Transition to the Latin script will enrich our culture. We will advance in all spheres, not only in economy, but also spiritually and intellectually, I believe.