Poetry Challenge Launched to Mark Abai’s 175th Birth Anniversary

Poetry Challenge Launched to Mark Abai’s 175th Birth Anniversary

Education Department of Nur-Sultan has announced an online challenge to recite the poems by Kazakh poet Abai Kunanbaiuly.

The participants will have to record a minute-long video, indicate their full name and upload on Instagram, tagging @modernastana with the hashtags #ABAI175JYL and #ABAI175LET. According to the information posted on the website of the Mayor’s Office of Nur-Sultan, the video with the highest number of likes will be published on the official page of the city’s Education Department.

“In spite of the declared state of emergency in Kazakhstan, we must not feel discouraged. During the time when our children are on a prolonged break from schools, we invite them and their parents to take part in the poetic challenge, dedicated to Abai’s birth anniversary. The challenge participants will compete in memorizing the works of the great Kazakh poet”, the message says.

The challenge runs until April 15.