Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies

under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Address to the People of Kazakhstan by President

of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

“Constructive Public Dialogue – the Basis of Stability

and Prosperity of Kazakhstan”

Only through a constant dialogue between the Government and society

can a harmonious state be built in the context of modern geopolitics.



221 1 копияA meeting of the National сommission for the implementation of the program «Rukhani zhangyru» took place on the 22nd of August, 2019 in Akorda under the chairmanship of the Secretary of State Marat Tazhin. It reviewed the results of the program for two and a half years and identified tasks for the coming period. https://www.inform.kz/ru/marat-tazhin-provel-zasedanie-nackomissii-po-realizacii-ruhani-zhangyru_a3558862

22 2Opening the meeting, the Secretary of State noted, that large-scale work has been carried out in all areas of the program. Work on the transition of the alphabet of the Kazakh language to the Latin graphics continues in accordance with the government's phased action plan. There are 4 groups on spelling, methodical, terminological and informational work.

The project «New humanitarian knowledge» in the cooperation with major international publishers like Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and others translated and published 48 books on philosophy, political science, world history, economics, literary theory, international law, oriental studies, pedagogics and other sciences into Kazakh language.  More than 300 leading university professors, editors, translators and linguists took part in this work.   Textbooks were delivered to 113 universities of the country, and are highly appreciated by teachers and students. Their electronic versions are freely available on the portal of «Open University of Kazakhstan».

Under the project «Tugan zher» with the participation of more than 10 thousand patrons 1800 objects of culture, education, sports were built and 1500 were reconstructed. According to the project «Modern Kazakhstan culture in the global world» for the first time in our history «Аnthology of Kazakhstan poetry and prose» was translated and published in 6 UN languages, the international presentation of which starts in September.

According to the project «Sacred geography of Kazakhstan» 28 historical objects were restored, large-scale research work was carried out. The construction of the visit centers «Otyrar» and «Tamgaly» is being completed. Legislation on the protection and use of historical and cultural heritage sites is being improved. In cooperation with BBC World News, "Euronews" a series of documentaries about the sacred sites of Kazakhstan were filmed. Kazakhstan Institute of social development and project offices of the program in all regions have been established.   The Ministry of culture and sports has prepared proposals to encourage patronship in the field of culture. The Ministry of education and science has developed a mechanism of material encouragement of students for volunteer activities.

During the meeting, the Secretary of State gave the directive to launch a number of new projects.  On September 4-6, the First forum of writers of Asian countries will be held in the capital of Kazakhstan, which will be attended by famous writers of about forty countries.

22 3At the end of August, the project «A night in the museum» will be launched, which will allow people of Kazakhstan to visit every fourth Saturday of the month from 21 to 3 hours one of the museums of the rural area for free. In the new television season, a series of television, radio and internet projects of a cultural nature will be aired.  A series of videos, video lectures, which will be broadcasted on TV channels and will also be posted on the Internet, is aimed at teaching Kazakhs a new alphabet in the Latin script. It is planned to expand the territory of radio «Classic». 2020 is declared as the Year of volunteers.  In this regard, the Chairman of the National Commission instructed state agencies to accelerate the adoption of measures to support students for socially useful activities.

Deputy chief of the Executive Office of the President Malik Murzalin, Minister of information and social development Dauren Abayev, Minister of culture and sports Aktoty Raimkulova, Vice Minister of education and science Fatima Zhakypova made speeches at the meeting.

The meeting was attended by members of the National Commission, the Director of the KazISS under the President of Kazakhstan Zarema Shaukenova, head of the scientific-methodical center «Archive-2025» of the National Archive of RK, chief research fellow of KazISS under the President of Kazakhstan Berik Abdigaliuly.