ON SPIRITUAL CONSENT DAY, AN ONLINE LECTURE WAS HELD AT THE LIBRARY OF ELBASSY

Within the framework of the scientific and educational program of the Library of Elbassy for students of secondary school No. 19 and gymnasium school No. 65 in Nur-Sultan, an online lecture was held on the topic " Elorda – rýhanı kelіsіm mekenі", dedicated to Spiritual Consent Day.

In 1992, the first World Congress of Spiritual Consent was held in Almaty on the initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy Nursultan Nazarbayev. Its participants adopted a manifesto in which they declared October 18 as Spiritual Consent Day – a day of a moratorium on conflicts and clashes, a day of seeking reconciliation, a day of mercy and helping others.  

  

Researcher of the social, humanitarian and educational projects department of the Library of Elbassy Kalamkas Uzenbayeva explained to the young listeners that the aspiration for peace, harmony and justice is the basis of the spiritual culture of our people, and strengthening the spiritual principles of the multinational Kazakhstani culture is an important part of our state policy, stressing that Elbassy laid the foundations for this development path. It has gained worldwide recognition as the Kazakhstan model and is now being used by many countries to preserve peace and mutual understanding.

– This is the wealth and legacy of Kazakhstan, it is an enduring value that we must protect and cherish, – said the lecturer.

Special attention was paid to the role of the capital of Kazakhstan in strengthening interethnic and interfaith dialogue. Nur-Sultan hosts the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, which has become a unique platform for meetings and cooperation of representatives of various faiths around the world, as well as many other political, economic, spiritual and cultural international forums.

N. Nazarbayev in his book "In the heart of Eurasia" wrote: "Astana is the heart of Eurasia, a place where cultures and customs are intertwined, where in harmony representatives of different civilizations live."

In the course of the online lesson, students were shown an exhibit stored in the museum collections of the Library of Elbassy – the "City of Peace" award, which was awarded to the capital of Kazakhstan in 1999 by UNESCO. The lecturer also spoke about the purpose and significance of the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation and the Wall of Peace monument located in Nur-Sultan.

In turn, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in his article "Lessons of historical personality" noted: "The idea of the head of state to relocate the country's capital to the center of Saryarka was a turning point in the history of Kazakhstan. His proposal to build the main city on the banks of the Esil River gave a powerful impetus to the socio-political life of the country and increased our prestige in the world community. This decision made a great contribution to strengthening our geopolitical positions and predetermined the development of Kazakhstan as an indivisible state. The idea of moving the capital has become a powerful unifying factor. Today, the capital has become a favorite city and the pride of our people. Last year, I decided to name the city Nur-Sultan, which is an objective assessment of the huge contribution of its founder and builder. There is no doubt that this was the right decision. This step means that the new history of Kazakhstan and the name of the head of state have become one for us."

At the end of the lecture, a 6th-grade student of gymnasium school No. 65 Ayauly Arystan shared her impressions:

– We learned about the history of the transfer of the capital from Almaty to Akmola, learned how important it is for our country and the whole world. There was very interesting information about the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. Many thanks to the lecturer!