MAUSOLEUM OF NURMAGAMBET KOKEMBAYEV
Keiki Batyr Mausoleum in Kostanay region built as part of the Modernization of Public Consciousness program bids for joining the list of sacred places of Kazakhstan. The mausoleum was built on donations near Tasty village along the Arkalyk-Torgai highway. Milk whey was used for construction mixes supplied by the locals from nearby villages.
ABAI MUKANOV, SPOKESPERSON, CONTRACTOR ORGANIZATION:
- We used 200 liters of whey per day. The mausoleum was built in three months.
Its construction had a positive impact on the local infrastructure. This month, the historical homeland of Keiki Batyr will host large-scale sports, cultural and scientific events.
YERLAN KALMAKOV, HEAD OF CULTURE DEPARTMENT, KOSTANAY REGION:
- Of course, both scientists and ordinary citizens of Kazakhstan will show interest in the object recommended for inclusion into the "Sacral Map of Kazakhstan".
Burial of the skull of Keiki Batyr that was returned to his homeland after a century is scheduled for September. A collection of poems about the warrior written by famous Kazakh poets will be presented in September as well.