26.08.2019 | For the first time in the Akmola region festival «Symbolism of birds in the culture of the Great Steppe»
To learn more about the traditions and history of the Kazakh people, to get acquainted with the beauties of the picturesque nature of the Korgalzhinsky Reserve, allowed the First creative festival «Symbolism of birds in the culture of the Great Steppe».
The project is the winner of the 2018 Fair of Social Ideas and Projects held by the Foundation of Elbasy annually for Kazakhstani NGOs. Its value is that the Festival is aimed at greening the worldview of children, the humanistic education of youth. This factor in the modern world is one of the most important in enhancing the interaction of science and humanities.
– Over the entire existence of the Fair of Social Ideas, more than 250 social projects have been implemented. The value of this festival is that it is aimed at greening the worldview of children, humanist education of youth. This factor in the modern world is one of the most important in enhancing the interaction of science and humanities, said Gulnara Yershimanova, senior project coordinator of the Foundation for the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
About 150 children and youth from Kazakhstan, including from the Russian Federation and the Kyrgyz Republic, took part in the festival, organized by the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy, and Private Institution «Korgalzhyn Ecological Observatory».
The festival is aimed primarily at popularizing the national culture, the formation of patriotism, promoting the creative, intellectual, spiritual, physical development of children and youth.
Kuralay Tuspekova — the Director of the State Institution «Korgalzhyn Ecological Observatory»:
– The creative festival «Symbolism of birds in the culture of the Great Steppe» will be held for the first time. This was made possible thanks to the support of the Fund of the First President in the framework of the Fair of Social Ideas, we were also supported by the city administration of the Korgalzhyn district of Akmola region. It is gratifying that children from Russia and Kyrgyzstan came to us to participate. The theme of our festival is birds. Thus, we instill in children a love of ornithology through creativity.
The extensive program included fascinating trainings, useful workshops, promotions, and sports tournaments. An artisans shop was opened, in which invited craftsmen conducted training in crafts. At the stadium of the district, sports were held in folk sports and games.
In addition, a tournament on sports tourism among youth for the Cup of the regional akim was held. Guests of the festival were able to get basic knowledge of orienteering in the area and participate in competitions.
In the framework of the six sites «Fine Art», «Decorative and Applied Art» (crafts made from natural materials), «Choreography», «Vocal», «Theater Art», «Instrumental Art», the festival participants showed their skills.
Adil Sultan – winner of the vocal competition:
– I performed the song of Nurgisa Tlendiyev «Kustar» /«Birds»/, as well as «Tugan zher», which is performed by Aikyn. I am 19 years old and am very glad that I took part in this competition and became the best among 14 participants. In the future I want to become an opera singer. Let there be more such competitions, they really support us and help us to believe in ourselves.
The visit to the Korgalzhyn Reserve, rafting and an incendiary open-air disco added brightness and memorability to the Festival.