Creative evening for the 120th anniversary of Mukhtar Auezov was held in Uzbekistan
People are marking the 120th anniversary of Mukhtar Auezov all over the world. Uzbekistan hosted a creative evening dedicated to this anniversary. Participants of the event spoke about the life and work of the great Kazakh writer and outstanding scientist. In 1922 Mukhtar Auezov was an auditor at the State University of Central Asia in Tashkent. Then he graduated from the university. He wrote articles for the Ak Zhol newspaper which he devoted to the theme of friendship between the two fraternal peoples. He glorified Kazakhstan and the Kazakh people all over the world.
BAKHTIYAR NAZAROV, ACADEMICIAN, UZBEK ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, PROFESSOR:
- More than 50 volumes of Mukhtar Auezov's works have been published. There are no such works in any country in Central Asia. The most important aspect is that you can find scientific facts and folklore from different points you look at his works. His works help to understand the importance of the unity of the people and the value of prosperity.
Mukhtar Auezov’s "Yenlik Kebek", "Aiman-Sholpan", "The Path of Abai" and "Ak kaiyn" take a special place in the history of the Kazakh literature. Auezov carefully preserved the wealth and heritage of the Kazakh culture for future generations. The books like ‘Auezov and Aibek’ and ‘Auezov and World Literature’ have been dedicated to the great writer.
MURAT AUEZOV, SCIENTIST:
- We should not forget about our connection with the brotherly people of Uzbekistan. We will not forget about each other, no matter what happens.
Mukhtar Auezov’s great legacy has been mentioned in Kyrgyzstan, too. Bishkek hosted a meeting dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the prominent Kazakh writer where figures in science and literature took part. Kyrgyz scientists, who were studying the literary heritage of the famous playwright, talked about the difficulties the writer faced on his way to success.
MURAT DZHUMATAYEV, ACTING PRESIDENT, KAZAKH ACADEMY OF SCIENCE:
- In 1930, he was arrested for having connections with the Alka organization of young Kazakh writers and he spent 2.5 years in jail. The truth is that the main reason for the arrest was that Mukhtar Omarkhanovich Auezov, as the first representative of the creative and scientific community, began to study the story of Manas the Magnanimous. He stood at the origins of preserving the epic in the difficult 1950s.
Mukhtar Auezov was one of the mentors of Chingiz Aitmatov. According to historians, the Kazakh writer was one of the first who introduced Aitmatov to the creative community. For many centuries the cultural connection of the Central Asian people has been intertwined not only in terms of traditions but also in terms of literature.