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Uzbek President meets with Ferghana intellectuals


Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- In Qoqand Museum of Great Scholars, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has met with public figures of Ferghana region, representatives of the senior generation and intelligentsia. The dialogue included topics of ongoing changes in the fields of culture and enlightenment, youth upbringing.

In Uzbekistan, special attention is paid to the veneration and promotion of national values, the study of the heritage of great ancestors. International festivals of the arts of bakhshi and maqom have been held in the country. The Imam Bukhari and Imam Termizi centers, Mirzo Ulugbek and Muhammad Khwarizmi schools of gifted children, creative schools named after writers have been established. Presidential schools as well as new higher education institutions are to create even greater opportunities for young people.

“Time flies by at a great speed. We are in search in every sphere, we are in constant movement. There are changes, but we are barely happy with them to the fullest”, the President said.

Participants noted with satisfaction that in Qoqand, like throughout the Ferghana region, extensive creative and construction works are underway today, and thanks to the International Festival of Handicrafters, the city has become even more attractive, while it has welcomed guests from all over the world.

The Museum of Great Scholars was also created at the initiative of the Head of the state. Its visitors are able to get information about the life and work of writers and scientists who lived in Qoqand. And the exposition of antiques and handicrafts will tell about the lifestyle of those times.