160th birth anniversary of great writer Shakarim Kudaiberdiuly

Eight books have been re-published in Semei to mark the 160th birth anniversary of prominent Kazakh writer Shakarim Kudaiberdiuly. The works are included in the national literature treasure of Kazakhstan. The books include ‘The Book of Muslims’, ‘The Kazakh Reflection’ and other works created in 1911 and 1912. A number of epic poems and philosophical works by the writer were also published. The organizers also provided faxed copy of the books. The unique project was implemented by the scientists of the ‘Shakarimtanu’ research center of Semei State University named after Shakarim.

YERLAN SYDYKOV, ACADEMICIAN, KAZAKHSTAN SCIENCE ACADEMY:

- Shakarim’s main idea was to make people happy. He wanted to bring happiness and promote equality and freedom for Kazakh people. Unfortunately, he didn’t see these days. However, we believe that the now is the time that he was dreaming about. Kazakhstan’s Independence allowed us to restore Shakarim’s works and to learn about his values. The main obligation of the scientists is to promote these works among the young people for the benefit of our country.