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May 15, 2014

A Symbol of Courage and Selflessness

symbol-of-courage1Extensive efforts have been undertaken in Uzbekistan throughout the independent development years to reinvigorate the national spiritual values of our people, to restore the bright names of our great ancestors, study their legacy. The endeavors are consistently carried out to these days.

Amir Temur is an outstanding historical personality that affords a spiritual vigor to our national self-consciousness and that inspires us to bolster our national traditions and values, to cement such noble qualities distinct to our people as proclivity for constructive endeavor, selflessness in the name of welfare and prosperity of the native land, the sense of gratitude for the current happy days, and the confidence in the future. The life path of our great forefather who built a powerful state and left a rich practical and theoretical heritage in the development of Uzbek statehood, who opened a wide conduit for the advancement of science, culture, creativity, spirituality, is a school of invaluable experience for the contemporary generation.

At the initiative of President Islam Karimov, the year 1996 was announced in the country as the Year of Amir Temur. That same year, the 660th birthday anniversary of our great ancestor was celebrated in the international scale.

symbol-of-courageMagnificent monuments to the Sahibkiran were erected in Tashkent, Samarkand and Shahrisabz. A beautiful park, a major avenue, a metro station in the capital city, as well as a variety of institutions of culture and enlightenment across the nation are named after Amir Temur.

The State Museum of the History of the Temurids built in Tashkent, with its inimitable appearance and splendor, stirs admiration and reverence not only of our compatriots, but also of tourists and guests from around the world. The activities of the Amir Temur International Foundation and the Order of Amir Temur inspires the residents of Uzbekistan to consolidate the independence of our country and make one’s own worthwhile input into the advancement of the Motherland. With a foreword by the head of our state, the work “Codes of Temur” was republished in 2011 with a high printing standard, which became an important event in the cultural life of the nation.

Our people celebrate every year the birthday anniversary of the Sahibkiran in an elated mood. These days, on the 678th birthday anniversary of the great forefather, academic conferences, enlightenment events, panel discussions are underway in every region of the country, during which the participants note specifically that owing to the independence, everything necessary is created for the well-deserved veneration of Amir Temur, for a thorough study and extensive propaganda of his life and activities.

As the tradition goes, a ceremonial occasion took place April 9 at the metropolitan Amir Temur Park. It has been attended by members of the parliament, representatives of ministries, other government agencies and social organizations, writers and poets, academics as well as the student youths.

Chairman of the Amir Temur International Foundation – Director of the State Museum of the History of the Temurids Nozim Khabibullaev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea in our country Lee Wook-Heon, the People’s Poet of Uzbekistan Sirojiddin Sayyid, the Temurids’ Studies scholar Hakim Sattori and other speakers at the event stressed that in the course of the reforms being undertaken under the leadership of President Islam Karimov directed at boosting the national self-consciousness, wide-ranging efforts are being marshaled to study the life path of Amir Temur and his contribution to the advancement of world civilization, to use extensively his rich spiritual legacy in fostering the youth in the spirit of patriotism and devotion to ideas of national independence.

The interest in enquiring into the rich heritage left by Amir Temur and the Temurids in the sphere of national statehood, promotion of science, culture, creativity and other areas has been growing steadily throughout the globe. Numerous artistic and socio-political works are being created in Uzbekistan and abroad and academic conferences are organized to address the input made by the Temurids into the development of world civilization. All this has been instrumental in discovering novelties in the personality of the Sahibkiran Amir Temur and his epoch.

As the head of our state once noted, those who wish to evaluate the power and might of the Uzbek nation, its justice, infinite abilities and capacities, the huge contribution made by this people to the development of the entire human race – and thus its belief in the future – they should recall the image of Amir Temur.

The immense creative potential of our ancestor, his wise principles of building a powerful justice-based country, of maintaining peace and harmony in it, of cementing the atmosphere of friendship and magnanimity in the society, of ensuring the wellbeing of the population have turned into a major criterion today in the socio-economic life of our native land. This year, announced at the initiative of the head of our state as the Year of the Healthy Child, these aspects are finding their reflection in the efforts dedicated to nurture a healthy and comprehensively advanced generation capable of becoming worthwhile successors to their great forefathers, of being the main driving force behind the steadfast reforms being implemented across all walks of life.

Those gathered for the event laid wreaths to the Amir Temur monument.

Khanaka.Sultanov, State Advisor to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, took part in the occasion.

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Later the day, the State Museum of the History of the Temurids hosted a panel discussion to address the role and significance of Amir Temur and the Temurids in the process of the evolution of the Uzbek statehood. It was attended by representatives of public, nongovernmental and social organizations, scientists, teachers and students.

The occasion included an exhibition entitled “The Legacy of Great Ancestors Is Eternal”.

Enlightenment events in tribute to Amir Temur’s birthday anniversary are in progress in the Republic of Karakalpakstan and all the regions of the nation.