MODERNIZATION OF PUBLIC CONSCIOUSNESS
Nursultan Nazarbayev's article '`Course towards Future: Modernization of Public Consciousness' was discussed at the South Korean Hankuk university of foreign studies. Kazakh language has been taught at the University for 13 years. According to professor Son Yong Hoon, switching to Latin script will help South Korean students to learn the Kazakh language faster.
SON YONG HOON, PROFESSOR, HANKUK UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES:
- Switching to Latin alphabet will let preserve the peculiarities of the Kazakh language and encourage speaking Kazakh more often. It will even facilitate a large number of foreigners in learning the Kazakh language, in particular, will push forward our students.
British experts have also praised one of the main messages of the President's article. They support the view that the world should know more about Kazakhstan, especially its culture. A well-known designer and concurrently the main author of the British pavilion’s design at EXPO 2017, Asif Khan believes that the unique and rich Kazakh culture should be promoted abroad.
ASIF KHAN, ARCHITECT, BRITISH PAVILION AT EXPO 2017:
- Communicate to the world who you are and where you are and to welcome people to visit Kazakhstan I think to show its unique culture, its landscape, its people. Expo is to create environment with, as an international visitor I feel like in collaborate with the Kazakh people to make new things happen. I think that’s hopefully the outcome that will be all that, and people will meet each other.
Spiritual revival is the main step towards the country's development. This opinion was expressed by the rector of the Eurasian National University Yerlan Sydykov. The President's article, according to the professor, sets a specific task for the Kazakhs, which is consolidating present achievements and aspire for future.
YERLAN SYDYKOV, RECTOR, GUMILYOV EURASIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY:
- We have achieved considerable results. We are planning to enter top 30 developed countries. Along with being wealthy, Kazakh citizens should also be developed mentally and spiritually. The president calls for preserving historical heritage. We have created this country, and everyone should contribute to its development.