Mahalla, Backbone of the Country

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August 30, 2014

Mahalla, Backbone of the Country


The national round of the contest “Model citizens’ self-government bodies” dedicated to the 23rd anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence has taken place at the Turkiston Palace under the slogan “Love you, you are dear to me, my native Uzbekistan!”


Chairman of the Mahalla Cahrity Public Fund of Uzbekistan A.Ahmedov and others noted that priority significance is attached under the leadership of President Islam Karimov to uplifting the status and eminence of the institution of mahalla, to enhancing its rights and powers, bolstering its material and technical capacities and boosting its engagement in the process of reforms.

Initiated by the head of our state, the Concept of Intensification of Democratic Reforms and Formation of Civil Society in the Country has been facilitating quality transformation in the activities of mahallas, opening up new prospects for further improvement of organizational foundations of the institution of citizens’ self-government bodies, for the expansion of scales of tasks they face, the consolidation of interaction with bodies of government and management.

Attention to the development of citizens’ self-government bodies helps reinforce the involvement of mahallas in addressing responsible challenges like the preservation of peace and harmony in the country, promotion of best folk traditions and upbringing of a comprehensively advanced generation. In its turn, the measures taken in Uzbekistan to boost the standing of mahalla in the society constitute an important factor in the growth of interest by the world community to this unique institution of self-government.

Principal goal sought by the annual traditional national contest “The model citizens’ self-government bodies” organized by the Mahalla Charity Public Fund is the demonstration of the great significance being attached to the citizens’ self-government bodies in the years of independence, the profound and detailed study of the activities of mahallas, the popularization of the advanced work experience, support and encouragement of mahalla activists.

All the citizens’ assemblies of the country have taken an active part in the current competition. A special emphasis was placed in the meantime on the effectiveness in the use of conditions and opportunities being created in independence years for the enhancement of activities of mahallas and their active engagement in the process of reforms. Exhibition of stands and photo albums on the activities of mahallas was organized in the lobby of the Turkiston Palace.

This year around, five principal winners of the contest have been named. The first place of the competition went to the Toshlok mahalla citizens’ assembly (chaired by G.Shamsieva) in Bukhara Region’s Gijduvan District. The Kimyogar mahalla citizens’ assembly (chaired by U.Mirzaev) in the city of Navoi came second. The third prize was earned by the Shofayzi mahalla citizens’ assembly (chaired by B.Shamsiddinov) in the Shaykhantahur District of Tashkent. The fourth best came to be the Buirapush mahalla citizens’ assembly (chaired by A.Ahmedova) in Surkhandarya Region’s Sariasiya District. And the fifth place went to the Islomobod mahalla citizens’ assembly (chaired by K.Yuldasheva) in Andijan Region’s Andijan District.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan A.Ikramov addressed the event participants.