Special significance attached under the leadership of President Islam Karimov to the further advancement of national arts, the discovery and stimulation of young talents, familiarization of our people with their creative endeavors.
The Istiqlol Palace in Tashkent has hosted an official ceremony of awarding the laureates of this year’s Nihol Prize, initiated by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan for gifted youth, and a gala concert.
It’s noted that extensive opportunities are being created under the leadership of the head of our state to foster high spiritual and ethical qualities of youths, to promote the national music art that is instrumental in aesthetical upbringing of the growing generation.
To this end, wide-ranging efforts undertaken to construct children’s music and arts schools that fully meet the contemporary requirements, to equip them with the essential hardware and accessories, to further perfect the quality and substance of music education. The noble aspirations being nurtured in the name of the development of arts facilitate the achievement of such gracious goals as the elevation of cultural and enlightenment level of the younger generation.
The Nihol Prize is awarded to singers aged 17-25 with an aim of stimulating their mastery in the variety performance as well as musical, classical, dance and opera arts and the energetic creative activities directed at creating highly artistic works glorifying the Motherland.
In accordance with the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On the improvement of the organization of works of the contest of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the Nihol Prize among the talented youth”, signed 3 November 2011, the competition for the prize is held once in two years, in three stages, which facilitates the remarkable expansion of the coverage of their participants, in particular those living in remote areas.
This year’s competition also has been held at the high organizational level and upper mood.
Shahzodbek Sobirjonov (Andijan Region), Shiraz Tursinbaev (the Republic of Karakalpakstan), Bekzod Bahromov (Namangan Region), Farangiz Shamsieva (Samarkand Region), Dilmurod Sultonov (Khorezm Region) have been named winners of Nihol Rize 2015 in the nomination “Variety Art”.
Sayyod Juraev (Bukhara Region), Bahodir Sayyidov (Navoi Region), Alisher Ahmedov (Tashkent) are announced winners in classical sons. Shahzod Asatullaev (Kashkadarya Region) and Dostonjon Mirzokarimov (Sirdarya Region) have been triumphant in musical performance.
Zarnigorkhon Umarova and Dildora Mirsodikova (both from Tashkent), Iqboljon Rahmatov (Ferghana Region), Amnzoda Jumaniyozov (Khorezm Region) were recognized best in opera signing, while Sehriyo Mirzaeva (Tashkent) proved second to no one in dancing art. They all were awarded with diplomas and prizes in an official setting.
The festive evening ended with a gala concert with the participation of masters of arts and Nihol Prize winners.
Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan B.Khodiev delivered a speech at the event.