The opening ceremony of the exit information and image project of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy “Elbasy. Youth. Creation” was held at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty on May 23, 2019.

The name of the project is related to the central theme of 2019, announced by the First President of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev Year of youth.

The exit information and image project “Elbasy. Youth. Creation ” is aimed to popularizing the creative ideas and initiatives of Elbassy, showing and promoting unique funds for the general public, developing methods for organizing excursions, and also gives information about the life and activity of N.A. Nazarbayev.

At the opening ceremony of the project, director of the Library of Elbassy, doctor of political sciences, professor Amerkhan Rakhimzhanov noted:

– In the biography of the First President of Kazakhstan – Elbassy Almaty occupies a special place. This city is not only the small homeland of Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev, the period of its formation as a political leader from the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR to the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan was passed here. And most importantly, Almaty is the cradle of the Independence of Kazakhstan. This is the place where the history of the sovereign Kazakhstan takes it start. Unique archival materials of those years – in this project. This is something that the young generation of Kazakhstan should know, see and read.

Rector of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Galimkair Mutanov said:

–Special attention is paid to students in the Year of Youth, declared Elbassy. The number of grants, awards, scholarships is increasing. There are all conditions for receiving foreign education, many young Kazakhstanis successfully continue their studies at the leading universities of the world. This gives a firm confidence in the future and a solid foundation for the further development of Kazakhstan.

The Presidential Orchestra of the State Guard performed at the opening of the event, and the Company of the Guard of Honor of the State Guard Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan presented a military defile.

A panel lecture by director of the Library of Elbassy, doctor of political sciences, professor A. Rakhimzhanov on topical issues of youth policy in independent Kazakhstan was held at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in the limits of the project “Elbasy. Youth. Creation”. A documentary film about Elbassy “Избранный временем” were shown to the university students. A film screening and a lecture by A.M. Rakhimzhanov will be held in KazNAU on May 24 at 10.00 a.m.

A large comprehensive exhibition “Youth is the foundation of the nation” was presented in the limits of the project.

There are presented materials from the archival, museum and book collections of the Library of Elbassy. It reflects three major themes:

         Elbassy. The history of independent Kazakhstan, inextricably linked with the First President N.A. Nazarbayev. It will be presented through archival materials, books and museum exhibits. Materials telling about the history of the institution of the presidency of Kazakhstan will be take a special place. The exhibition will show materials from all presidential election campaigns and referendums, starting from the moment the institution of the presidency was instituted on April 24, 1990.

         Youth. From the first years of independence, the state policy of education and science was aimed at the consistent development and integration into the international educational space. To adapt the education system to new socio-economic conditions was the general objective of the first reforms in Kazakhstan. So, the “Bolashak” scholarship was established on November 5, 1993, which became a real breakthrough project, an investment in human capital. 

         Creation. The third part of the exhibition are described the development strategies of Kazakhstan aimed at the future, as well as the creative power of public organizations, sports, personality development of citizens with an active lifestyle.         

Exit excursion “Historical choice” gives an opportunity to get acquainted with the facts from the biography of Elbassy thanks to rare video and photo materials, archival documents. N.A. Nazarbayev's life path from a komsomol-metallurgist to the youngest Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR; from the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Kazakh SSR to the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbassy are presented on a historical background. 

 

The purpose of the excursion “Historical choice. The ascent” is consistent disclosure of the first steps of independent Kazakhstan aimed at the formation of good neighborly relations and cooperation with the outside world on the basis of archival materials. Unique archival materials: theses and handwritten notes of Elbassy for meetings, as well as personal correspondence with heads of state and heads of international organizations, diplomatic gifts - all this can be seen, looked through, read during the excursion.

Thematic excursion “Sports Glory of Kazakhstan” introduces the sports history of our country over the years of independence. There are the collection of gifts presented to N.A. Nazarbayev from Kazakhstan and foreign athletes.