Epic of Manas is huge contribution of our people to world treasury of culture Kyrgyz president
President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov, on the occasion of the Day of Manas Epic. visited the National Academy of Manas and Chyngyz Aitmatov in Bishkek, his press said.
The head of state examined the Academy building, listened to excerpts from the epic of Manas. He talked with representatives of the creative intelligentsia, writers, poets and Manas narrators.
Congratulating the Kyrgyz people on the Day of Manas Epic, President Jeenebkov said that the Kyrgyz people have lasting values that are preserved and carefully passed from generation to generation, connected by invisible threads and constituting the essence of the spiritual life of the people.
The ocean-like epic of Manas is one of such pillars of the spiritual heritage of the Kyrgyz, the pride of our people, he said.
Jeenbekov named Manas an encyclopedia of life, traditions and history of the Kyrgyz people, a huge contribution of Kyrgyz people to the world treasury of culture.
The epic is recognized as the cultural heritage of all mankind and has taken its rightful place in the list of world literary monuments. We, all Kyrgyzstanis, are proud of this greatest cultural heritage, a spiritual masterpiece, he said.
The National Academy of Manas and Kyrgyz writer Chyngyz Aitmatov was created in Kyrgyzstan on Feb. 1, 2019 by the decree of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov.
The purpose of the academy is the preservation and popularization, an in-depth study of the epic of Manas, the Kyrgyz epic culture as a whole, the artistic, humanistic, philosophical and ethical heritage of Aitmatov.
The Academy is also recommended to help research, disseminate and popularize the values of the epic, as well as the creative heritage of Chyngyz Aitmatov.
Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency