Singing about the Motherland

In Nukus, the town phase of the “You are the only one, my sacred Motherland” contest has taken place. This contest is devoted to the 26th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Under the leadership of the President, special attention is being paid to bringing up the younger generation to develop harmoniously and to creating broad conditions for them to acquire knowledge thoroughly.

It has been said that this makes it possible for the younger generation to learn professions and to display their potential and talent.

In the contest, folklore ensembles of culture and recreational centres, young people studying at secondary special and higher educational institutions and those studying at children’s schools of music and art participated.

Z.Maqsudova, a student of children’s school of music and art No 1 in the town of Nukus; S.Turdimuratov, M.Beyimbetova, N.Bozorboyeva and G.Ahmetova, students of the Nukus college of culture and art; N.Tolemisov, a student of children’s school of music and art No 12; A.Umrzoqov, a singer of the “Ilme sultan” song and dance folklore ensemble; and R.Yusupov, a singer of the “Aq Zhaghis” culture and recreational centre; were declared the winners and obtained the right to participate in the Qoraqalpoghiston republican phase of the contest.


Propagation events being held at a high level

Propagation events have been held in Andijon on the slogan of “We will build our great future with our brave and noble people”. These events have taken place in the run-up to the 26th anniversary of the Motherland’s independence.

The propagation events were arranged by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education, the Ministry of Public Education and the Ministry of Defence of Uzbekistan in cooperation with the Writers Union of Uzbekistan, the republican morality propagation centre, the Uzbekkino national cinematography agency and the hokimiyats (governorates and mayors’ offices) of the region, districts and towns. Propagation groups consisting of prominent scholars, poets and writers, film and theatre actors and performing arts workers held meetings as part of the propagation events at educational establishments, in neighbourhoods, at enterprises and organizations, at military units and cultural and recreational facilities.

They talked about the essence and significance of ideas and initiatives put forward in a book entitled “We will build our great future with our brave and noble people”, written by President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

The cherishment of peace and calm in this country, results of the implementation of large-scale reforms and improvement work, good changes in people’s lives and young people’s achievements were explained in simple and accessible language, using examples from life.

Especially, such events held at children’s school of music and art No 20 in Jalaquduq District and children’s school of music and art No 23 in Qorghontepa District, at the Andijon industrial-teaching college, at the Asaka car manufacturing vocational college and at the Ravon Taraqqiyot Orzusi LLC in Andijon District gave feelings of great pride and joy to participants.

“Living in our free and prosperous country, we feel proud. We are sure that our children will develop and be happy. We, elders, consider it our duty to explain this to young people and to call on them to cherish peace,” says labour veteran Davlathon Ikromiddinova, who lives in Qorghontepa District.

The propagation events concluded with a gala concert in the “Soghlom Avlod (healthy generation)” stadium in the city of Andijon. There military servicemen and sportspeople of Andijon who had achieved great victories at continental and world championships gave impressive performances.

The hokim (governor) of Andijon Region, Sh.Abdurahmonov, made a speech at the event.


To Worthily Celebrate the Anniversary of Independence

September 1 is the historic date of our country’s gaining independence, the appearance on the world map of a new, sovereign state – the Republic of Uzbekistan. We celebrated it as the most valuable holiday.

For its worthy celebration, the President’s Decree “On the preparation and conduct of the celebration of the 26th anniversary of the state independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan” was adopted.

The republican commission approved for this purpose will develop a program of organizational, practical, spiritual, educational and awareness-raising activities embodying the main idea “My love and devotion to you, native Uzbekistan!” within a week. When preparing it, it is proposed to proceed from the main provisions of the Strategy for Actions and the state program “Year of dialogue with the people and human interests”.

It is recommended to pay great attention to comprehensive coverage of large-scale work aimed at modernizing the country, deepening democratic reforms, further enhancing the role of parliament and political parties, the effectiveness of the public administration system, strengthening the role of civil society institutions, including the media. And also the great importance is of the fact that a system of open and effective dialogue with the population of state and non-governmental organizations is established on the spot, as a result of which many problems of citizens are solved in accordance with their appeals.


The Uzbeks celebrate their I-Day in Delhi


Kiren Rijiju, MoS for Home Affairs, with Aslam Akbarov, charge d’affaires, Uzbekistan (BCCL)

The embassy of Uzbekistan in Delhi saw many Indian and Uzbek diplomats, as well as politicians and businessmen, come together to celebrate Uzbekistan’s Independence Day recently. The decorations at the event matched the mood of the pleasant evening perfectly. The chief guest for the evening was Kiren Rijiju, MoS for Home Affairs.

‘Delhi’s my second home’

With the national anthems of both countries being played, the start of the soiree was perfect. The Uzbek charge d’affaires, Aslam Akbarov, who has been to India before, played host that evening.


Talking about his love for Delhi and his profession before he got into the foreign service, Akbarov said, “I love this city. Since this is my second tenure here, Delhi is like my second home. Although the climates of Tashkent (the capital of Uzbekistan) and Delhi are very different, the mindsets of people are very similar.” He added, “I am a journalist by profession, but soon after graduating from university, I joined the foreign service.” The evening also saw Anil Shastri, the son of former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri, in attendance.


(L-R) Gonchig Ganbold, the Mongolian Ambassador, Syed Muazzem Ali, the Bangladeshi high commissioner, and Parakhat H Durdyev, the ambassador of Turkmenistan
However, a few days after this celebration, the Uzbek president, Islam Karimov, passed away, and the embassy in Delhi observed a three-day mourning period following his demise.


(L-R) Milan Hovorka, the ambassador of the Czech Republic RS Jaura (L) and Adnan Abu Alhaija, the Palestinian ambassador (BCCL)


(L-R) Vitaly Prima, the ambassador of Belarus, Samargiul Adamkulova, the ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic and Anil Shastri


“Uzbekistan is one of the most prosperous countries in the region”


On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the state independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Jahon I.A. correspondent in Moscow talked with the deputy of the State Duma, the president of the All-Russian Federation of School Sport Irina Rodnina. Three-time Olympic champion, ten-time world champion in figure skating has shared her views on the achievements of our country in the development and popularization of physical culture and sport among young people.

– Uzbekistan is a socially-oriented state. Over the past few years the country paid great attention to education of physically healthy and intellectually rich young generation who possess modern knowledge and professions. Through this deliberate policy of Uzbekistan in a relatively short period of time it became one of the most prosperous countries in the region.

As in many democratic states, Uzbekistan’s Constitution serves primarily as a solid legal foundation that provides a comprehensive youth development. Constitution provisions have become the basis for making a number of legislative acts and state programs in this sphere. A declaration of 2016 in the republic as Year of a healthy mother and child, of course, is another important step towards the formation of a healthy generation.

It is a deep sense of respect and the fact that the purpose of popularization of healthy lifestyle leadership of Uzbekistan actively promoted sports activities and youth involvement in it. As part of this large-scale measures the Children’s Sports Development Fund has been established in the country, which is an important factor of improvement of the gene pool of the nation.

Along with this, in the country set up a three-stage continuous sports system, which includes such sports as “Umid Nihollari”, “Barkamol Avlod”, “Universiada”, which caused great interest among young people and enabled to improve their practical skills from childhood and later in adolescence.

As a result of such care today, you can see a lot of medals won by young Uzbek athletes at the prestigious international competitions, and to say with complete certainty that with the harmonious development of young people have a great future of Uzbekistan.

In turn, we are ready to develop cooperation with our Uzbek colleagues in children’s sports field, and as the President of All-Russian Federation of  School Sport I invite teams of Uzbekistan to take part in the 4th Festival of School Sport of CIS countries, which will be held in Krasnodar from September 25 to October 2, 2016.

We know that these days our friendly Uzbekistan takes a lot of work for a worthy meeting and celebration of 25th anniversary of the state independence.

Taking this opportunity, I wish the sunny and multinational country peace and stability, and all its inhabitants – further welfare and prosperity!



Secretary General of the Energy Charter: Uzbek model of economic and social development has fully justified itself


Secretary General of the European Energy Charter Urban Rusnak has congratulated the people of Uzbekistan with the 25th anniversary of independence.

– 25 years is an important date. From the first days of independence, Uzbekistan has been undertaking profound structural reforms that today have already brought about visible results. And they inspire confidence in a brighter future. Now I can say with conviction that the Uzbek model of social and economic development, worked out by President Islam Karimov, has fully justified itself and is the bedrock of not only the prosperity of the state, but it also ensures the well-being of different ethnic and sub-ethnic groups living in Uzbekistan.

It is commendable that one of the priority directions of the state policy is nurturing of comprehensively advanced young generation and boosting women’s health. After all, only healthy people can ensure the welfare and prosperity of the nation. In this regard, I believe the decision to declare the year 2016 in the country as the one of healthy mother and child was deeply thought-out.

I should note that this year is significant in that Uzbekistan has chaired the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. SCO is important platform to strengthen partnerships in the region, in which Uzbekistan is considered one of the leaders. I think that this fact has helped raise the standing of the organization, improve its activities, and cement peace and security in the SCO space. I am confident that the adopted documents will facilitate the enhancement of cooperation of member states in the name of stability and progress in the region.

One of the main achievements of Uzbekistan during the years of independent development is the creation of a favorable investment climate, enhancement of the attractiveness of business, which contributes to drawing in foreign direct investment. In this context, it should be noted that the Energy Charter is ready to contribute to the development of the nation’s economy, becoming a bridge to find and be a magnet for new investments in the energy sector of the country.

I take this opportunity to congratulate the people of Uzbekistan with an important jubilee date and wish every success and prosperity!



Ambassador of Azerbaijan: Uzbekistan is the central state in the region, without participation of which no important issue can be solved

Festive atmosphere of the greatest event in the history of Uzbek people – the 25th anniversary of state independence is already hovering over our country. In connection with this auspicious occasion the heads of diplomatic missions accredited in Tashkent, kindly give interviews to Jahon Information Agency in order to talk about the past of our republic path.

Thus, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Uzbekistan Huseyn Guliyev, expressing his wishes to Uzbek people, shared his assessments of the work done over the years of independence.

– Mr. Ambassador, this year Uzbekistan celebrates the 25th anniversary of independence. We would be grateful to hear your opinion on the success achieved by our country in the sphere of state and social construction.

– Over the years of independence Uzbekistan has carried out a large-scale administrative reform – modernization and renewal of the structures of state and economic management, reorganization of local government bodies. And thanks to the successful reforms of the indigenous socio-political system, rapid and sustainable development of the country has been ensured, foundation of a new national state system has been formed, democratic legal state and strong civil society foundations have been established.

– Economic development is one of the most important policies of every state. In your opinion, what measures provide a positive dynamics of Uzbek economy?

– Your country’s achievements over the years of independence are primarily the result of balanced, promptly started, comprehensively thought-out reformation policy intended for a long-term, liberalization and economic modernization, diversification of its structure.

Uzbek model of transition to a socially-oriented free market economy has fully justified itself in practice. It is no secret that today many countries are studying your experience in this area, including the anti-crisis program to prevent and neutralize effects of the global economic crisis.

In my opinion, the wide attraction of investments in various economic sectors, an increase in the capacity and volume of exports, sound monetary policy are an important factor of growth of Uzbek economy.

– Mr. Ambassador, how do you assess Uzbekistan’s steps towards development of the social sphere?

– According to the tradition in Uzbekistan, each year is dedicated to a certain social direction, in the framework of which widespread and effective measures for its development are being adopted. At the initiative of the head of state 2016 was declared as the Year of a healthy mother and child. The state has once again demonstrated its full commitment to a strong social policy and the idea ​​”human is the highest value.”

Considering that healthy and happy family is the foundation of a strong future, this factor has been given one of the priority values ​​in social policy. I am confident that adopted state program will allow reaching new frontiers in this field.

– Representatives of more than 130 nations and nationalities live in Uzbekistan. Mr. Ambassador, what factors impact on the assertion of an atmosphere of tolerance in the society?

– Having said that Uzbekistan is home to more than 130 nations, you have answered your own question. This is an obvious case of inter-ethnic harmony. Uzbekistan – a multinational and multi-confessional country, where representatives of various ethnic groups live in peace and harmony.

Achieving this level of quality is a natural result of national policy pursued by your country’s leadership and based on humanism and universal values.

According to official statistics, about 40 thousand Azerbaijanis live in Uzbekistan. They are present in almost all the country: living in Bukhara, Kashkadarya, Navoi, Samarkand, Syrdarya, Tashkent and Ferghana regions, the city of Tashkent. It is encouraging that they have made and continue to make a worthy contribution to the development of economy, industry, science and culture of Uzbekistan.

– Please share your views and assessments of current state and prospects of bilateral cooperation between our two countries.

– In a short period of time after independence, Uzbekistan has become an equal member of the international community, many international organizations, taking its rightful place in the world. Republic, with its powerful human and resource potential, is the central state in the region, where any important issue cannot be solved without it.

Relations between Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan are developing dynamically, effectively and efficiently. In 25 years since independence, they are regarded as a strategic partnership.

Azerbaijan is grateful to Uzbekistan for its active support in the election of our country to the non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. We, for our part, have always supported and will support Uzbekistan in all international organizations.

– Your wishes to the people of Uzbekistan on the occasion of the approaching great holiday.

– Taking this pleasant opportunity, with great pleasure I am sending my warmest greetings to the brotherly people of Uzbekistan on the occasion of the anniversary of independence! I sincerely wish you good luck in the upcoming endeavors, happiness, peace, prosperity, well-being and warmth to each family!


Uzbekistan has successfully built its own model of development


On the occasion of upcoming holiday – our country’s Independence Day, in parallel with the greetings and sincere wishes coming from diplomatic missions abroad, representatives of foreign countries assess the achievements of republic over the years of sovereign development.

Ayfer Ilhan – the head of the popular daily Turkish publication DUNYA Gazetesi, specializing on international life, shared his thoughts on this subject. She noted a considerable interest among their readers for the results of 25 years of independent development of Uzbekistan.

– Your country has successfully formed its own model of development, corresponding to the national realities, A.Ilhan stressed. In her opinion, the experience of our country in the restoration of national statehood and an independent foreign policy strategy is truly worth careful study.

According to the journalist, people in Turkey watch the progress of large-scale reforms in Uzbekistan with a genuine interest and are sincerely happy for every achievement of the Uzbek people, who once again has established itself in its difficult history as a mature nation that can build an independent state and occupy a worthy place in the international community.

– We are convinced that the country, which will soon celebrate the 25th anniversary of the State Independence, will continue its successful path forward, representing the embodiment of centuries-old ancestral aspirations and noble aspirations of the present generation to build a free and strong country with a great future.

I take this opportunity to congratulate all Uzbek people on the anniversary of independence and wish them further success, peace and prosperity!



Tashkent City Stage of “You are the one, the sacred Motherland!” at Turkistan Art Palace


The Tashkent city stage of the contest “You are the one, the sacred Motherland!” held at the Turkistan Art Palace.

Holding of art contests, musical evenings, spiritual and educational events devoted to our country, peace and tranquility in the country, in connection with the 25th anniversary of Independence of our Homeland, gives to our compatriots a sense of pride.

One of these projects is the show-contest “You are the one, the sacred Motherland!” held in high and a festive spirit at the initiative of the President of our country Islam Karimov in all regions of our country.

At the Tashkent city stage of the competition 46 participants performed to the audience and the jury songs glorifying Uzbekistan, peace and quiet, a great history and today’s days.

At the end of the competition, the first place was taken by Akmalhuja Holhujaev with the song “Vatan”. Second place was won by Sardor Tursunov with the song “Iftikhor”, Ulugbek Holikov with the song “Assalom”. Third place was taken by Gulnoza Boymirzaeva with the song “Chiroyli ulkam”, Bahrom Karimov with the song “Uzbekiston”, Zabihilla Tulkinov with the song “Vatanim”, as well as Sardor Gafurov with the song “Uzbekistan”.



Georgian Ambassador: Uzbekistan occupies a worthy place in the international relations


On the eve of 25th anniversary of our country’s state independence Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Uzbekistan Konstantin Jgenti in an interview with Jahon I.A. shared his opinion about the achievements of our country over the past period and expressed his sincere wishes to the Uzbek people on the occasion of the anniversary.

– The success of Uzbekistan in the sphere of state and social construction is obvious. Proof of this is the holding of such important events as election. According to its results, it is clear that the people of Uzbekistan fully supports the country’s leadership’s strategy, aimed at building a democratic state.

It is very important that the country has set course for diversification of economy with the transition from monoculture of cotton production to the development of other industries, including high tech, industrial production, development of infrastructure and services. Investment in the social sector has been increased.

It is impossible not to note the progress in the reform of agriculture. The policy of country’s leadership, aimed at the promotion of the national agricultural industry, food self-sufficiency, was very effective.

In the years of independence gross domestic product continues to grow steadily. Since the mid-2000s, the economy began to gain momentum. Thus, according to the World Bank in the period of 2007-2014 years, its growth rate averaged 8.4%.

In September 2015, the International Monetary Fund reported “steady growth” of Uzbek economy in recent years and praised the prudent economic policy of government, which provided “a sufficient level of foreign exchange reserves, a margin of safety in public sector and low rate of public debt.”

The business climate in Uzbekistan has become favorable due to the measures aimed at creating necessary conditions for the development of private enterprise and foreign investment.

Considerate attitude for the family, parents and children in Uzbekistan are traditionally hold a special place. Therefore, the State program “Year of a healthy mother and child”, which was initiated this year by President Islam Karimov, is a reflection of these traditions. I am confident that its implementation will not only strengthen the family institution, but also contribute to fostering of healthy and harmoniously developed, strong generation.

The Georgians, like the Uzbek people have always been proud of tradition of tolerance and humanity. In a short period of my tenure as Ambassador of Georgia in Uzbekistan every day I am convinced that your society can be an example of such good traditions.

Thanks to a wise and far-sighted policy of the government of Uzbekistan the country since the first years of independence takes its rightful place in international relations. The important initiatives of international importance put forward by the head of state and supported by the international community can be proof of this.

It should be noted that Uzbekistan is geopolitical center of gravity of the whole Central Asia. No significant problem in the region can be solved without participation of a strategic location and political weight of the country as Uzbekistan.

Georgia and Georgian people have established friendly relations with Uzbekistan. There are no key points in the foreign policy of our country, on which the two sides would have dissensions. The principles embodied in the UN Charter are the main basis of our cooperation.

From the first years of independence, the bilateral relations have been developing very stable, and I am pleased to emphasize that the last two years have been particularly successful. This is evidenced by the fact that transit of goods from Uzbekistan to Europe and other countries through our railways and the port of Poti has increased 7 times.

At the same time, during this period our countries conducted a meeting of the Uzbek-Georgian intergovernmental commission, in the course of which the parties have developed a plan for the further development of economic and trade relations.

Together with Uzbek colleagues conducted the days of Georgian cinema in the country, which was attended by well-known actors of our country. This year, the first steps have been taken to maintain cooperation between Georgia and Uzbekistan orientalists to study ancient Eastern manuscripts.

Taking this opportunity, on behalf of the Government and people of Georgia I wish friendly Uzbekistan and its people further success, peace and prosperity!



Music Festival “Ijro Zavki” in Youth Creativity Palace


A music festival “Ijro Zavki” in honor of the 25th anniversary of independence of our Motherland took place in the Youth Creativity Palace.

The children’s schools of music and art, centers of artistic creativity, built under the leadership of the President of our country, contribute to enhancing the youth spirituality. By Tashkent city Council of the Public Youth Movement “Kamolot” in honor of the greatest, the dearest holiday of our country- the 25th anniversary of Independence of our Homeland held a variety of creative projects, events, concerts, art exhibitions, forums, spiritual and educational activities under the motto “My life, my destiny – my native, unique Uzbekistan!”. Music Festival “Ijro Zavki” is one of the projects dedicated to this glorious date, aimed at a broad explanation of the significance and scale of attention in the years of independence to the development of musical art.The festival was attended by 120 contestants aged from 14 to 30 years – students of educational institutions and employees of the creative teams. The jury consisted of poets, famous actors and pop artists. As part of the festival, were held live performances of the songs in the genres of pop and national makom.

At the festival, were songs glorifying the Motherland, Independence, our peaceful, tranquil and happy life. Particular attention was paid to performance skills and vocal. First place was taken by Dilmurod Toshmurodov. Second place went to Azizbek Olimov. Third place was shared by Hadicha Imomnazarova and Islam Umrzokov.



“We are accustomed to the highest standards of products manufactured in Uzbekistan”


Almaty hosted a presentation of Uzbekistan’s new car brand Ravon with the participation of representatives of ministries and departments, political, business, expert and analytical circles of Kazakhstan, diplomatic corps and mass media.

During the event, the speakers elaborated on the successes of our country achieved over the years of independence, the state and prospects of Uzbek-Kazakh cooperation, as well as outcome of the meeting of the Council of Heads of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Tashkent.

It was especially noted that over the past 25 years, Uzbekistan has emerged as a dynamically developing state. Those present emphasized high efficiency and success of chosen development strategy known to the world as Uzbek model, which is recognized by authoritative international financial and economic organizations and research centers.

Organizers spread informational materials about favorable conditions for doing business and tourism potential of Uzbekistan.

During the presentation the guests familiarized with new models of cars produced in Uzbekistan – Spark, Aveo and Gentra.

The fact that more than 52% of components for cars made in Uzbekistan within the framework of the large-scale localization program made huge impression on the participants of the event.

At the end of the presentation those present appreciated the products of Uzbek automakers, highlighting its high quality and reasonable price offers.

In particular, the member of parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan F.Karataev said:

– Cars produced in Uzbekistan by technical characteristics is not inferior to their competitors and become more and more popular among the people of Kazakhstan.

Despite existing complexity of economic character, Uzbek carmakers prove to foreign clients that “cheaper – does not mean worse.”

I am sure that the sustainable development of the country will continue. Uzbekistan will continue to implement successfully various projects.

I take this opportunity to congratulate the people of Uzbekistan with the 25th anniversary of the state independence and wish further development and prosperity!

Deputy Head of the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan in Almaty R.Karibjanov:

– The Kazakhstan delegation with positive impressions returned from the SCO summit held in Tashkent on June 23-24 this year.

Our country is an important task – to continue the work of the organization at the same high level that has been set in the Uzbek presidency.

However, I want to congratulate Uzbekistan with access to a new level of development in the automotive industry. I am sure that the presented brand will enjoy the same success as its predecessors – UzDaewoo and Chevrolet.

General Director of “Transavia” representation in the Republic of Kazakhstan V.Matveev:

– We have become accustomed to the high standards of products produced in Uzbekistan and its vegetables and fruits, which have a unique taste.

Produced new automobiles impressive in the country. According to their technical specifications they are not inferior to Western counterparts.

The chances of Uzbek manufacturers to win the markets of Kazakhstan and other CIS countries are very high, as they offer the best value for money.

Professor of the Faculty of “Social Science” at Kazakh-German University R.Burnashev:

– I am certainly pleased that Uzbekistan is developing its own high-tech manufacturing complete range of engines and vehicles. This confirms the fact that the republic in 25 years of independent development came out not only on the level of political independence and international recognition, but also a qualitatively new stage of technical independence – the development of its own high-level technologies to create an independent automotive and motor industry.

Presentation of the new brand in the year of the 25th anniversary of independence of Uzbekistan testifies to the correctness taken the leadership of the country’s landmarks. It also seriously confirms sufficient effectiveness of Uzbek model of development.

I wish Uzbekistan a further consistent and steady development.



Contest of best worker specialists

The Uzbekistan Trade Unions Federation has held a contest for the best worker specialist, devoted to the 25th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence.


This public organization is also actively making a contribution to the implementation of the state youth policy being conducted in the country under the leadership of President Islam Karimov.

This contribution includes the contest for the best worker specialist being conducted for the first time as part of a project for helping to train young workers and to upgrade their skills.

The goal of this contest held under the slogan of “My life, my destiny – my sacred homeland, my beautiful and unique Uzbekistan” is to identify talented young specialists and to create the necessary conditions for raising their professional skills and knowledge.

The republican stage of the contest is taking place these days. In this contest, participants’ knowledge and skills are being put to theoretical and practical tests. Young people are showing their talent on such nominations as Servicing Agricultural Machinery and Equipment, Welding Work, Construction and Decoration Work, General Construction Specialist, Sewing and Sewing Appliance Production Technician and Technologist, Cooking, Hairdressing and Decorative Cosmetics.

On the Servicing Agricultural Machinery and Equipment nomination, a graduate of the Hazorbogh agrarian vocational college in Denov District of Surkhandaryo Region, Shamsiddin Magatov, took first place. A graduate of the Qarshi agro-business and entrepreneurship vocational college in Qashqadaryo Region, Suhrob Tokhtayev, took second place. And a graduate of the Khojayli agrarian economics vocational college in the Republic of Qoraqalpoghiston, northwestern Uzbekistan, Ghafur Seitzhanov, was in third place. The winners and runners-up were awarded diplomas and prizes.



Posted on July 20, 2016 

Uzbekistan has become a prosperous state – greetings from the United States


These days diplomatic missions of Uzbekistan abroad are receiving congratulatory messages to the Uzbek people on the occasion of 25th anniversary of state independence of our country.

Thus, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats of US Congress House of Representatives, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California sent his sincere congratulations and warm wishes on the eve of the great holiday.

“Over the past years, Uzbekistan has become a stable and prosperous country, a model of which can serve as a shining example for many countries. Thanks to wise leadership of President Islam Karimov republic has taken a worthy place in international arena.

Uzbekistan is a key US partner in the region and I hope that our countries will continue to develop close friendly relations. As chairman of the subcommittee in charge of cooperation with the Central Asian states, I intend to contribute to creation of Caucus on Central Asia in the House of Representatives. In addition, the Congress delegation intends to visit Uzbekistan again in order to discuss prospects for expanding inter-parliamentary relations and cooperation in other areas.

Using this pleasant opportunity, I wish to express the residents of Uzbekistan my best wishes on the occasion of the anniversary. I look forward to further deepening of relations with the republic for benefit of our peoples’ interests.



Posted on July 20, 2016 

Indication of Uzbek nation’s economic and moral might


It has been 20 years since an automobile was produced in Uzbekistan for the first time

A quarter of a century ago, if you said to a person who by village understood a cotton field, by worker a cotton picker and by machine building a cotton harvester that in several years’ time Uzbekistan would join the ranks of countries producing cars, what would be his response?! Indeed, an agricultural republic, which had to import even wheat, set up the production of cars just five years after achieving independence. That was unprecedented. After all, car manufacturing is a very complex and modern branch of industry.

With every passing day the greatest holiday of the country– the 25th anniversary of its independence is drawing nearer to us. At these significant moments, it is natural for Uzbek people to take a deeper look at life and search for an answer to a question: Who were we in the past and who are we today?

In a historically short space of time, consistent reforms aimed at establishing a law-governed democratic state and a strong civil society, at making systemic economic changes and at taking up a worthy position among developed countries were implemented in the country under the leadership of President Islam Karimov.

These reforms made it possible for the large creative and intellectual potential of the Uzbek people to be used for the development of their homeland and for the realization of their big dreams and for their living standards to be second to none.

Leading analysts of the world are trying to find out the secret of the country’s economic success. Although in the early 1990s, it rejected typical forms of transition to a market economy, a few years afterwards Uzbekistan was one of the first among the former Soviet republics to achieve GDP growth. This country created a strong social security system for low-income sections of its population and achieved self-sufficiency in such strategic products as oil and grain. All these were unexpected for the international community.

20 years ago, the Asaka automobile plant was put into operation. On 19 July 1996 the official opening ceremony of the UzDaewooauto joint venture took place in Asaka.

At that ceremony, President Islam Karimov said: “People in our country and far and close neighbours understand well that the construction of this large plant requires not only economic and financial possibilities but also big moral power and a big heart.”

Car manufacturing is regarded as one of the leading branches of industry in the world. According to reports, this branch of industry accounts for nearly 10 per cent of the world’s GDP and is capable of a deep systemic economic change. The most modern and advanced technologies are widely used in car manufacturing, and its products are of large added value. This serves to ensure the industry’s competitiveness.

Every job created in the branch leads to 7-15 jobs opening in other branches and to a rise in demand for highly qualified specialists in the country.



Results of program for setting up local production.

The setting up of local production of products is a priority area of developing the car manufacturing industry and raising its production potential. It makes the consistent and steady development of the economy possible. Thanks to it, new jobs can be created, and the process of introducing modern efficient technologies into the production sector can be accelerated. Most importantly, it serves to use local raw materials and production resources more widely, to encourage the production of competitive goods and to save foreign currency through reducing the import of components.

Today, bumpers, auto enamels, sealants, industrial paints, exhaust pipes, fuel tanks, fuel pumps, car windows and seats, car batteries, electric cable binders, car interior components, car exterior lights, fuel, oil and air filters, encapsulated glass, generators, compressors, wheel discs, car frame parts and other products are made at many enterprises in the country.

In the initial years, dozens of joint ventures such as Uzdongju, Uzdongwon, Uztonghong and Uzsemyung were established.

Today more than 35 large production entities are working within the Uzavtosanoat joint-stock company.

It should be said especially that in 2011 the General Motors Powertrain Uzbekistan joint venture’s work on motor production was started in cooperation with General Motors.

General Motors Powertrain Uzbekistan has the capacity to produce more than 225 thousand car engines a year. Motors being produced to Euro-5 international ecological standards are supplied to the Asaka car manufacturing plant and are also exported.

The programme for setting up the local production of finished goods, components and materials in20015-2019, approved by the presidential decree dated 11 February 2015, creates wide possibilities for enterprises of the sphere. This programme envisages the local production of more than 30 types of industrial products such as shock absorbers, speedometers, technical resin for cars, small and standard batteries, radiators, air conditioners and noise blocking materials.

The country’s car manufacturing sector had a good effect on other similar sectors in it and is of important significance to providing employment. This is clearly evident in the fact that today more than 27 thousand people work in this system.

At every house

An automobile is a means of transport and of raising the quality of life. This aspect alone can help one understand and feel that the living standards in the country have risen so much. Today 42 in every 100 families in the country have cars.

“In the past, by house people understood a house consisting of a few rooms. Nowadays the construction of a house starts with building a parking space,” says Bahriddin Tursunov living in Bakhmal District.

Briefly speaking, the country’s car manufacturing industry, which is a vivid example of the Uzbek model of development, rapidly and steadily developed over the past 20 years and turned into a firm branch of this independent country’s industry. Today this country is among 52 countries producing cars and is among the top 30 in terms of production capacity, which shows that the international prestige of the Uzbek national auto-industry is rising. All these are actually confirmation of the ongoing realization of Uzbek people’s dream – the Uzbekistan is a Country with a Great Future idea put forward by the President in the very first days of sovereignty.



Posted on July 20, 2016 

Greetings from Singapore


Director of the International Centre for Policy Studies at the School of International Studies named after S.Radjaratnama (Singapore), Professor Rohan Gunaratna via channels of Jahon Information Agency directed his sincere congratulations to Uzbek people on the occasion of 25th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence.

“Having become a sovereign in 1991, your Republic has chosen its own path of development, taking into account the centuries-old customs, traditions and aspirations of the people, as well as global best practices, R.Gunaratna said. – Over the past few years we have been consistently implemented systemic reforms in socio-political, socio-economic and other fields. Their results are now evident in effective political system created in Uzbekistan, modern market economy, constantly increasing level of welfare of population. Moreover, positive changes are felt in the life of every citizen – I was convinced of this personally in the course of my numerous trips to the republic. In general, in comparison with many countries of Asia, Uzbekistan has achieved great success, herewith ensuring peace and tranquility in the country.

Republic acquired great authority in the world arena, establishing equal and mutually beneficial relations with many countries and international organizations. Uzbekistan is an effective factor in ensuring stability and security in Central Asia, plays an important role in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. Tashkent’s success during chairmanship in Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in 2015-2016 is highly commendable. Efforts undertaken on its initiative have contributed to the development of SCO, consolidation of an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect in it.

On the occasion of anniversary I want to wish the people of the friendly country to achieve new successes and high goals. I am sure that Uzbekistan will continue to be a driving force for progress in the entire region of Central Asia”.


Posted on July 5, 2016 

New homes for military servicemen’s families


A new apartment house built in a cantonment in Andijon Region, eastern Uzbekistan, has been commissioned.

At an event attended by members of the pubic, it was said that constant attention being paid under the leadership of the country’s President to raising the national army’s might and potential, to giving comprehensive support to military servicemen and their family members and to further improving their living conditions was giving great results.

This two-storey building consisting of 16 apartments had been built by construction workers of the Adolat qurilish servis LLC. The apartment house was given as a true holiday gift to military servicemen’s families on the eve of celebrations of the Uzbek people’s greatest and dearest holiday, the country’s Independence Day.

Senior Lieutenant Humoyun Muhammadiyev, who is a native of Kitob District, Qashqadaryo Region, and his wife Mahliyo Alimqulova are among them.

Memorable gifts from the regional hokimiyat (governorate) and from the building firm were handed over to these new apartment owners.

Andijon Region’s governor, Sh.Abdurahmonov, made a speech at the event.



Independence – national revival and development


The Navoiy Regional council of the Milliy Tiklanish democratic party of Uzbekistan has conducted a forum on this topic.

The event held on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the country’s independence was attended by members of the party’s faction in the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis (parliament) of the Republic of Uzbekistan, active members of the party, deputies and students.

It has been said that under the leadership of the country’s President special attention is being paid to restoring national values, doing improvement work at sacred sites and places of pilgrimage and developing craftsmanship. This is an important factor in the younger generation developing well in every respect and in strengthening such feelings in them as respect for national and universal values and pride in the homeland.

Participants visited the Qosim Shaykh complex in Karmana District and looked at Kamolot apartments houses that had been built for young families in the district.

As part of the forum, a round table conversation was held at the district hokimiyat (governorate) on the subject of urgent tasks of forming an Internet culture among young people in the process of globalization.

“All the necessary conditions have been created in our country for young people to thoroughly learn modern knowledge and professions and to engage in sports,” says a deputy of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Kozimjon Tojiyev.

Within the framework of the forum, an exhibition of prominent writers’ works, examples of craftsmen’s creative work and pictures by young artists was arranged.

A contest of essays and pictures has been conducted on the topic of “My life, my destiny – my sacred homeland, my beautiful and unique Uzbekistan”.



Vision, Consideration, Resolve


Samira Frimesh, head of department for communications at the Kuwait-based Al Nahar daily, has suggested that all the achievements made by Uzbekistan are associated with the head of state.

“This year, your nation is celebrating the 25th anniversary of state independence. Led by President Islam Karimov and by opting out for a way of building a democratic state and a robust civil society, Uzbekistan has made impressive achievements across all sectors and areas within a historically short period of time.

The main aim of the reforms spearheaded in the country is, first of all, comprehensive protection of human rights and freedoms, provision for a decent life and well-being of the people. In this respect, a positive assessment of merit goes to the measures taken in Uzbekistan to modernize the economy, diversify industries, and deliver favorable conditions for attracting foreign investments. All of the country’s successes are recognized and acknowledged by the international economic and financial institutions and agencies.

As member of the press, I would like to highlight the creation in Uzbekistan of legal conditions for the development of civil society institutions, including the media. Their status is based on such constitutional provision as freedom of the press, responsibility for the accuracy of the information and the inadmissibility of censorship. I witnessed all this during my participation as a foreign journalist in the elections of the President of your country in 2015.

I believe all the achievements of Uzbekistan during independence years in various spheres are inextricably linked with the name of the head of state. It is thanks to the far-sighted, balanced, firm and principled policy of Islam Karimov that the nation has become a full-fledged member of the world community, active member of reputable regional and international organizations. Crucially though, there is peace and stability reigning in the country, where the representatives of different ethnic groups and religions have been living in harmony and equally making their invaluable contribution to the development of society.



Uzbekistan prepares to celebrate the 25th anniversary of independence


On June 2, President Islam Karimov signed a resolution “On the preparation and celebration of the 25th anniversary of the state independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.

Presidential decree approved the membership of the Republican Commission for the preparation and celebration of the 25th anniversary of the state independence of Uzbekistan.

Republican commission is tasked within a week to develop a program of organizational and practical, cultural, educational and explanatory activities that embody the main idea of “My life, my destiny – my dear, unique Uzbekistan!”.

According to the document, on the eve of the holiday there will be held youth festival “Children of Independence”, “The future – for us”, national festival of friendship and culture “Uzbekistan – our common home”, scientific and practical conference “National idea – our idea”, the final stage of the republican competition “You’re the only sacred Motherland!” the best song and music glorifying the independence of our country, as well as traditional show-contest as “The greatest, the dearest”, “To live for the sake of the motherland”, “Image of Motherland – through the eyes of artist”, “Praising you, a contemporary”, “Chronicle of independence”, “This is – my motherland”.

By the Resolution the Uzbek Agency for Press and Information, the National TV and Radio Company of Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan National News Agency, Information Agency “Jahon” and other media are recommended to widely cover  the work on preparation and celebration of the 25th anniversary of the state independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan.



Festival is Marching on Along the Country


The youth festival “We are the children of a great country!” organized by the “Kamolot” youth public movement (YPM) and other organizations has turned into a true holiday for the youths and girls of the Ferghana region.

Interesting discussions and meetings with the participation of outreach group members made up of deputies of Legislative chamber of Oliy Majlis, well-known writers and poets, variety singers, opera performers, young scientists, laureates of State prizes and sportsmen were carried out within the framework of the festival in all the towns and districts of the region.

Art workers, sportsmen and the youth visited the “Muruvvat” home in Ferghana within the event called “Let nobody remains without love and attention!” where they had an informative talk with children surrounded with the care and attention of our Government.

A review-contest of drawings on the topics “”Enlightenment against ignorance” and “How do I understand the threat of extremism and terrorism” was held at the Park of culture and recreation named after Akhmad Farghoniy. A concert program with the participation of the youth symphony orchestra “Bakhor nafasi” left a great impression on the visitors.

“Round table” discussions aimed at promoting the theatrical and cinema arts and such projects as “From a small film to a great cinema” and “Student theatrical studios” aroused great interest among the youth.

Such projects as “This is my Motherland!” “Your favorite hero”, “A deputy and the youth”, “The ‘Kamolot’ library” and “The mass culture and the spirituality of the youth”, etc. were implemented in the Uchkoprik, Uzbekistan, Rishton, Oltiariq, Qushtepa, Tashloq and Quva districts.

“Such festivals play an important role in the further consolidation of the youth on the road to high goals and objectives, they serve the cause of strengthening in the youths and girls the feeling of patriotism, loyalty and faith in the morrow,” said winner of Zulfiya State prize Zulfiya Mamajonova.

A gala concert organized in the youth complex of culture and art crowned the festival in Ferghana.



The national army is our pride


A round-table conversation entitled “Our national army is the country’s pride” has taken place at the Tashkent military-telecommunications academic school on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of our Motherland’s independence.

Taking part in this event arranged by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Uzbekistan were officials of the ministry, students of higher military educational establishments and those studying at that school.

It was noted that our national army had become a school of bravery and courage hardening young people’s willpower and bringing them up in the spirit of devotion and love for the Motherland thanks to large-scale military reforms being implemented under the leadership of our country’s President Islam Karimov.

In our country, special attention is being paid to training military personnel and to improving the system of military education.

A concert by the song and dance ensemble of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Uzbekistan took place.



Posted on May 22, 2016 

Youth Forum of the Country


The next region to host the Youth festival “We are the children of a great country!” was the Andijon region.

This large-scale event, which includes 20 target projects, is organized by the “Kamolot” Public Youth Movement (PYM) jointly with ministries, Government agencies and the regional administration,

These projects under the titles “Deputies and the youth”, “Heroes of our times”, “My contribution to the advancement of my Motherland” and others have been held in the form of “round table” discussions, creative meetings, sport events and different types of activities.

A large group of scholars, poets and writers, art and cultural workers arrived from Tashkent to take part in the festival. The events were held in all the towns and districts of the region. Youth centers and sport arenas accommodated the events.

The opening of the forum in the Oltinkol district was held at the children’s Music and Art School № 17. The youths and girls discussed such issues as preservation of national customs and traditions and the study of the nation’s cultural heritage.

The young people of Buloqboshi district had a meeting with parliamentarians, in the course of which the young citizens demonstrated their aspiration to keep abreast with the socio-political life of the country.

Discussions at School №37 in Baliqchi district were focused on the problems of protecting the youth from the impact of destructive ideas, which present a threat to common human values. A quiz was organized on this topic and the winners received books as prizes.

Within the framework of the project “No one will remain outside mercy and attention” the participants of the festival visited the war and labor front veterans and the “Sakhovat” and “Muruvvat” charity homes.

The final accord of the youth forum was a gala concert at the regional “Soghlom avlod” stadium, which accommodated 25,000 spectators.



Posted on May 20, 2016 

Festival of Friendship


The youth festival “We are the children of a great country!” devoted to the 25th anniversary of the Republic’s independence continues marching on along the regions of the country. On the eve of the Day of Memory and Honors it was marked in Namangan region.

This traditional event organized by the Central council of the “Kamolot” Youth public movement and other organizations is aimed at familiarizing the youth with the democratic transformations taking place in society, strengthening the feeling of belonging to them, and protecting the youth from the negative impact of the “mass culture”, bringing up the youths and girls in the spirit of love for their Motherland and respectful attitude to national values.

The outreach promotional teams made up of deputies of the Legislative chamber of Oliy Majlis, prominent writers, scholars, theatrical and cinema actors, singers and sportsmen have conducted spiritual-enlightenment events within the framework of the festival with the participation of students, school children and cadets in all the towns and districts of the region.

20 projects realized in the course of the festival have aroused tremendous interest with the youths and girls of the region.

Thus, at the event organized in the regional center and the districts of the region within the frame of the project “This is my Motherland!” discussions concentrated on conditions and opportunities arising on the way of building up a constitutional democratic state, strong civil society, and about changes taking place in our life.

Many initiatives were advanced at the projects “Khokim”(Mayor) and the Youth” and “My Motherland is My Pride” held in all the districts of the region. They were directed at boosting the country’s socio-economic development and opening up the potential of the youth.

Another event “Deputy and the youth” was organized with the participation of senators and the deputies of Oliy Majlis. It was held in the form of a discussion about the implemented reforms in the sphere of ensuring the rights and interests of the growing generation, laws on the youth and their execution.

The participants of other events titled “People Trafficking is a problem of the time” and “Terrorism and extremism are a threat to the future of the youth” had exchanged views on the issues of protecting the youths and girls from the impact of destructive ideas, which are a threat to man, his honor and dignity.

The youth warmly welcomed the plays, short documentaries, and concerts prepared by student theatrical studios, young cinematographers, and youth symphony orchestras, which were staged, screened and performed in the regional theater, palaces of culture, cultural and entertainment centers, and in the parks.

The festival wound up its work with a gala concert with the participation of variety signers and musicians at the “Navbakhor” central stadium in Namangan.



Posted on May 17, 2016 

Elections on an Alternative Basis


Elections of chairpersons of citizen assemblies and their councilors have started in Uzbekistan. They are held on an alternative basis throughout the country, and the voters give their preferences to people with long-term service record and enjoying prestige and recognition in the makhalla (neighborhood).

Kangirja is one of the exemplary citizens’ assemblies in Toshloq district in Fergana region. Three candidates had been nominated to the position of chairperson of the makhalla citizens’ assembly and 82 representatives of citizens took part in the voting.

The candidates briefed those present with the programs of their future activities, in particular, they outlined a plan to transform their makhalla into a center of small business and handcraftsmanship, and attract the population into entrepreneurial activity.

Dilorom Otabekova was elected chairperson of the citizens’ assembly by secret ballot. The voters preferred her because she presented a concrete program for creation of new jobs on the territory of the makhalla, development of family businesses and solution of other socially-significant tasks. Also were elected nine counselors of the chairperson of the makhalla citizens’ assembly.

Two candidates had been nominated to the position of a chairperson of the citizens’ assembly of the “Sarichashma” makhalla of Jomboi district in Samarkand region at the meeting of representatives on the election of a chairperson of the citizens’ assembly. They presented their voters with their programs, goals and objectives. They spoke about the tasks in landscaping the area, development of small businesses and household entrepreneurship, securing the employment of the youth, consolidation of stable socio-spiritual atmosphere, and answered the voters’ questions.

Ulughbek Nodirov was elected chairperson of the citizens’ assembly of “Sarichashma” makhalla by secret ballot. 8 persons out of 16 were elected by open voting to the position of councilors of the chairperson of citizens’ assembly.

“I have been working for 20 years in the position of a responsible secretary of the citizens’ assembly,” says U.Nodirov. “I know well the problems of my native makhalla, and the way of people’s life on this territory. I will exert every effort to justify the trust laid on me.”

Elections are still going on in the citizens’ assemblies of the Republic.



Posted on May 17, 2016 

Ahead of Elections


The institution of citizens’ self-government, mahalla, has been drawing keen interest of the international community as an important participant in the enhancement of democratic processes in Uzbekistan and a model sample of a robust civil society. The faculty of Shanghai International Studies University have been carefully studying this unique system that incorporated the rich historical experience of the Uzbek people.

In May-June, elections of chairpersons of citizens’ assemblies and their advisers are underway in Uzbekistan. The Shanghai University website has published an article narrating this topic. The piece notes that during independence years, Uzbekistan established a system of organizational and legal safeguards to ensure the participation of citizens in public administration, independent solution of local issues through a democratic institution of mahalla. The article reports that many of the functions previously performed by the public and management authorities have gradually transferred to the mahallas. “They make a real contribution to the development of the country through the implementation of state programs for targeted social assistance to the population, for the support of private entrepreneurship and family businesses, for uplifting the welfare of local residents by promoting employment, for bolstering the basic unit of society, for nurturing comprehensively advanced generation,” writes the author.

On the topic of the election, the site provides information on the decision taken by the Kengash (Council) of the Senate of Uzbekistan’s Oliy Majlis “On preparations and organization of elections of chairpersons (aksakals) of citizens’ assemblies and their advisers”, signed into resolution on March 5, 2016. In accordance with the document, May-June this year are determined as the time of next elections to these bodies. It is expected that as a result, 9,764 aksakals and over 99 thousand their advisers will be elected. Approved and implemented is an action plan for the organization and conduct of this important event”, reports the material. The author points out that an important role in this process is played by a special committee to assist the conduct of elections, organized in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, all regions, the capital city, towns and districts. They ensure the implementation of the electoral legislation and coordinate the activities of institutions involved in the process, receive documents on the candidates from them, and carry out explanatory works among the population.

In conclusion, the article emphasizes that the practice of previous years shows that the election of the leadership of citizens’ assemblies have turned into a genuine democracy school, raising legal awareness and political and law culture of the population to a new level. “There is no doubt that the upcoming vote for the elders and their councilors will be organized at a high organizational and legislative level, and the results will serve to further strengthen the position of the mahalla within the institutions of civil society system, and consistently implement the principle “From a strong state to strong civil society”, sums up the university web-site.


Posted on May 11, 2016 

The charm of melodies


On the eve of the 25th anniversary of independence by the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Sport, with the support of the Republican scientific-methodical center of folk art and cultural-educational work, the International Social Fund “Oltin Meros”, “Tasviriy oyina” creative association, “Hunarmand” association and Navoi regional administration in the historical and architectural complex “Chashma” of Nurata district passed national festival of folklore groups and bakhshi “Nurli navolar”.

On this day, folklore groups, which representing the regions of the country, showed the richness and flavor of the national culture and traditions of our people. This was the main goal of cultural and educational events – to show the connecting face of the folklore with the history of the cultural heritage of our people, the greatness of national creativity as a source of spirituality among the younger generation.

Each group of eighteen members of the festival “Nurli navolar” presented all the richness and brightness of national color of their own region. Andijan and Namangan folk ensembles with the same name “Yor-Yor”, Karakalpak folklore-ethnographic ensemble “Shula”, “Boysun” from Surkhandarya, teams of children’s musical school №2 from Urgench city “Meros” and “Khorezm” from Khorezm region and others showed costume programs based on traditions and customs of ancient melodies. Many tourists from Germany, France, China, Korea and Russia, representatives of foreign embassies also took part and became witnesses of the festival.

Ethnographic ensemble “Shula” and “Nurjahon” from Nurata district were recognized folklore as the best creative teams.


Posted on April 30, 2016 

Youth Festival “We are the Children of a Great Country” in Khorezm


The Youth Festival under the motto “We are the Children of a Great Country”, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of independence of our country held in Khorezm.

Organized within the framework of the execution of this document the festival serves to increase youth’s sense of belonging to large-scale reforms implemented in our country, democratic changes and updates, education of the younger generation in the spirit of patriotism, respect for national and universal values.

Within the framework of the festival were organized the projects such as “Expert of the books written by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan,” “Khokim and Youth,” “Your favorite hero,” “Heroes of Our Time,” “Trafficking in human beings – the problem of time,” “We are the supporters of a healthy lifestyle!,” “We are against terrorism and religious extremism,” “Let no one be left without the love and attention,” “My contribution to the development of the country,” “Library of “Kamolot”, which was attended by deputies, figures of culture and art, theater and cinema actors, scientists, poets and writers, athletes and youth.

Participants of the festival got acquainted with the implemented in recent years in Khorezm region great creative work, visited historical sites and large industrial facilities. Within the project “Let no one be left without the love and attention!” was organized a visit to pupils of “Mehribonlik” and “Muruvvat” mercy houses, and to the older generation.

A gala concert held in the park “Avesto” in Urgench was the culmination of the festival.

The khokim (head of administration) of the Khorezm region P.Bobojonov made a speech in event.



Posted on April 22, 2016 

A Solo Exhibition of Akmal Ikromjonov at the State Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan


A solo exhibition of People’s artist Akmal Ikromjonov organized at the State Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan in the framework of the Festival of Fine and Applied Arts, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the independence of our Motherland.

At the opening, the rector of the National Institute of Arts and Design named after Kamoliddin Behzod H. Aminov, deputy director of the State Art Museum of Uzbekistan J.Temurhodjaev, deputy chairman of the Academy of Arts F.Toshmuhamedov and others noted that under the leadership of President Islam Karimov, the constant attention is paid to the development of national art, ensuring the continuity of the traditions of “Usto-shogird” (Master-pupil).

A.Ikromjonov teaches easel painting at the National Institute of Arts and Design named after Kamoliddin Behzod. His works, filled with national spirit, enjoying success at the republican and international exhibitions.

The exhibition features over 30 paintings by the artist, such as “Bouquet”, “On the roads of Kumushkan”, ” Bunch of Grapes”, “After the Rain”, “When hear the birds singing,” “Teahouse. The beginning of spring”.


Posted on April 20, 2016 

On Independence

on_independenceThe Healthcare Museum is welcoming new exhibits. An Uzbekistan Today correspondent has learned about the new items that will go on view soon.

“Many years have passed since the establishment of the museum while big changes have occurred in the healthcare system. And they need to be reflected in the updated collection,” says Vladislav Bolkunov, the Director of the Museum. “This section will also be of interest to doctors, who are active participants of all transformation. It’s always exciting to look at and gauge the outcomes of your efforts.”

The centerpiece of the update is the electrified map “Modern Organization of Medical Service in Uzbekistan” that is very sizeable – 2х6 meters. It will feature all major medical institutions across the country that represent the modern healthcare system.

“The developed projects will need to include changes in connection with recent events that have seen institutions for medico-social services for socially vulnerable groups go under the administration of the Ministry of Health from the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population,” Bolunov said.

Primary healthcare has been given a special place. The history of its development is represented according to the principle “yesterday-today.” Emphasis will be placed on the creation of a network of rural medical posts that have helped improve the quality of medical services for residents of remote populated areas. In the center of attention is switch from primary healthcare to general medical practices.

The portal will start with an exposition of personalities that reflect major chiefs and prominent scientists in the development of the modern healthcare system.


Posted on April 15, 2016 

The Youth Festival “We are the Children of a Great Country” in Navoi region


The Youth Festival under the motto “We are the Children of a Great Country”, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of independence of our country, held in Navoi region.

This festival, conducted in connection with the 25th anniversary of Independence of our Homeland by the Central Council of the Public Youth Movement “Kamolot”, also serves to unite the younger generation around good ideas, identify talented young people, and support their aspirations and initiatives, the manifestation of their talent and potential. Boys and girls actively participated in competitions and seminars organized in the framework of the festival in all districts of the region, the sides exchanged views on the fight against the various ideological vices and destructive ideas that promote immorality, careful attitude to national values. The event was attended by young people, which has reached great success in the fields of business, industry, science, culture and sport, known literary critics, scientists, figures of culture and art.

In all cities and districts are conducted the various activities in the framework of 20 projects, such as “Khokim and Youth,” “Deputy and Youth,” “This is my Motherland,” “Heroes of our time”. At the “Mehribonlik” houses of mercy, as well as for young people with disabilities under the motto” No one will be left without the care and attention!” were organized various spiritual and educational activities.

Within the framework of the project “Elderly – in high esteem,” young people visited the labor veterans, single elderly people and helped them in their housework. In accordance with the project “I Serve Uzbekistan” soldiers of the military units located in the city of Navoi and Kyzyltepa District, presented demonstrative performance, which further strengthened a feeling of love and devotion to the Motherland in the hearts of young people.

At the end of the festival was presented a gala concert titled “Children of Independence” with the participation of well-known pop artists in the “Yoshlar” sports complex of Navoi city. Active participants of the event were awarded with diplomas and memorable gifts.

The Khokim (head of administration) of the Navoi region E.Turdimov made a speech at the event.


Posted on April 12, 2016 

Children’s Art Festival in Navoi


The “Kizilkum San’at Gunchalari” festival, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Independence of our Homeland, as well as the Year of Healthy Mother and Child, held in Navoi.

The traditional festival held for 13 years at the Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat (NMMC), was attended by more than 600 young talents from 5 to 14 years, and demonstrated their skills in the directions of art, dancing, the national song, tambourine, nay, and piano.

Among the winners are the folklore-ethnographic ensemble “Sardoba kaldirgochlar”, dance ensembles “Adrenalin”, “Shirin”, the orchestra of Uzbek folk musical instruments “Nihol”, and tambourine playing ensemble “Sado”.



Posted on March 25, 2016 

A Photo Exhibition “Uzbekistan is the Generous Country” in Navoi


The event, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Independence of our Homeland and organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sport Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as the regional administration, was attended by representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, representatives of the older generation, students and journalists.

It was especially noted that implemented under the leadership of the President of our country consistent reforms, aimed at further developing the economy and improving the welfare of the people, gives its good results.

The exhibition features more than 120 photographs, which reflect prevailing in our country peace and tranquility, interethnic harmony, the atmosphere of religious tolerance, the results of large-scale work on the construction and improvement carried out in the years of independence, the development of science, education, culture, arts and sports.



Posted on March 15, 2016 

A Photo Exhibition “Uzbekistan is the Generous Country” in Karshi


A photo exhibition “Uzbekistan is the generous country” held at the College of Art in Karshi in honor of the 25th anniversary of Independence of our Homeland.

The exhibition, organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, presents about 100 works of famous masters of photography. The wide scale creative work which is carried out in our country, achieved success in industry, science, education, culture, art and sport, reigning in the country harmony and religious tolerance are captured on these photos.



Posted on March 13, 2016 

Month of Improvement and Greenery Planting in Tashkent


In accordance with the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers from March 4, 2016, Month of Improvement and Greenery Planting began in our country.

As part of the Month of Improvement and Greenery Planting, the Ecology Action held at the Culture and Recreation Park named after Abdulla Kadiri.

The event, organized by the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Nature Protection, was attended by workers of this committee, artists, youth, and public representatives. In the framework of the Ecology Action, seedlings of fruit and decorative trees were planted in the park.

‘Our park covers twenty-two hectares,’ said the deputy director of the park Nodir Muhammadjonov. ‘After the renovation, conducted in recent years, separate areas had been designated for each region. It serves as a demonstration of varied culture of our people, bringing to the consciousness of the youth our national values, development of ecological tourism. Month of Improvement and Greenery Planting will contribute to strengthening the beauty of our park.’

According to the Tashkent City Committee for Nature Protection, it will be planted more than three hundred thousand seedlings of trees, shrubs and flowers in mahallas, in the squares and streets of the capital, areas of apartment buildings in March.


Posted on February 23, 2016 

Significant way stages


Exhibition “Uzbekistan – generous country” continues to march across the country. It is dedicated to 25th anniversary of independence of our country. Vernissage organized by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Sport, opened in the Syrdarya region.

The exhibition presents more than 120 works of photographers. The works show a rich heritage, values and traditions of the Uzbek people, reflect the results of ongoing creative work, development of culture and arts, sports and education, science and enlightenment in the years of independence. Many photos of the portrait genre are presented here, where writers are depicting heroes of our time – the creators of the new country.

– I visited the exhibition with my students, and now certainly I will bring grandchildren, teacher at Gulistan professional college of information and computer technologies Inogamova Herod said. The younger generation should see and understand which way passed our state in just a quarter of a century, no great successes we have achieved, to appreciate the peace and tranquility that prevails in society. Thus, what are the conditions created in the country and especially for the young, so that she could live happily, to dream, and most importantly, to implement their plans.

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