670th anniversary of Amir Temur to be celebrated in Shahrisabz
Navruz, the holiday that marks the revival of nature, a Persian New Year, is
currently being celebrated in all comers of the Uzbek land.
It is probably not accidental that the celebration of a remarkable day in the
history of Uzbek nation, the anniversary of Sahibkiran-Hazrat falls on the
middle of this festive month. It is the commander and leader skills of this
great ruler of the medieval (1370-1405) that played a crucial part in the
creation of a centralized state with the heart in Movarounnahr (valley between
the rivers of Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers), on the land of Uzbekistan, with the
capital in the city of Samarkand. It is during the reign of Sahibkiran and his
successors that science, culture, literature and education bloomed and developed
together with the state.
We are proud of the fact that not only are we the heirs of his -creations, but
are also the contemporaries of the new revival of the independent state of
Uzbekistan, which was build by Great Temur.
He was the head of the state built on "custom laws and traditions". His words
"Our deeds identify us indeed!" are the clear evidence this, because thanks to
his accomplishments the states of Asia and Europe were united into a single
geo-political space. This constituted the historical mission of this great
ruler. And his idea of global partnership, international, interregional, and
inter-state stability is quite urgent these days, because these factors have
positive effect on the development and prosperity of the state. Constructive
approach to popularization and implementation of these postulates characterizes
the actions of Uzbekistan's administration. An important role, in this, is given
to the art and creative work of the Uzbek citizens walking in the vanguard of
the national diplomacy, because the art language is an international one, and a
multi-stage art education, protected by the Uzbek government, plays an important
role in bringing up creative personalities, who will determine the future
success and progress of our state.
All this, undoubtedly, influences the quality of education, the improvement of
which is defined as one of the most important national tasks and factors in
achieving the aims of country's development in the new century and new
The anniversary of Amir Temur will be celebrated on an especially large-scale in
the city of Shahrisabz (formerly Kesh), near which (13 km away) he was born in
1336 in the village of Hoja Ilgar.
The Director of Kash-kadarya Boarding-Lyceum of Art of the Academy of Arts of
Uzbekistan located in Shahrisabz, Mihiddin Astanov said:
Just as the whole nation, members of the teaching staff and the students of
our lyceum are very enthusiastic about the preparations to celebrate 670th
anniversary of our great ancestor Amir Temur. We will celebrate the date
together with the representatives of the international community on 9 April this
Our lyceum will participate in the following events scheduled for March-April:
exhibitions of the paintings of the students of 8-10th classes entitled "The
monuments of Temurids' Epoch through the eyes of young artists" and "The image
of Sohibkiran in my art"; an open class in the Museum of History and Culture
named after Amir Temur entitled "Amir Temur ? the Supporter of Culture and Art";
thematic lessons "We are the heirs of Amir Temur", "Amir Temur ? State
Official", "Amir Temur ? the legislator", "Amir Temur ? a talented architect", "Amir
Temur ? Great Ruler".
As a part of celebrations, our library will hold the exhibition of books and
publications dedicated to Amir Temur and his 670th anniversary. The students
will be taken on a field trip to the state museum of Amir Temur in Shahrisabz.
Our lyceum was opened in the city of Shahrisabz in 1997 as a base for studying
art on the basis of generalization, revival and transfer of the rich heritage of
our ancestors in making the pieces of decorative and fine art.
The classes are conducted in the study campus for 150 seats and a master class
for artists, as well as library and gym. We also have a dining hall, a lawn and
a garden. The total of 24 teachers are working to bring up educated individuals.
Among them are the members of the Association of Arts of Uzbekistan ? T. Namazov,
I. Negmatov, N. Bobokulov, and first category teachers ? G. Hafizov, F. Murodov,
R. Hami-dova from the general education department.
I would also like to note that we are celebrating this special day with
outstanding achievements. The illustrations of this are the successes of our
graduates. Many of them have become the laureates of the International
Children's Contests, such as Lid-itse (Czech Republic) ? M. Holov, M Sodikov
(1999), A. Murodov (2000), F. Mavlonov (2002), Shankar (India) H. Haknazarov
(2001), and T. Lashenov (2002), Z. Kiyomov and S. Rahimov (2004) all received
silver medals. The teaching staff of the lyceum received a bronze medal and a
diploma at the abovemen-tioned contest in the Czech Republic in 2002.
Shankar-2003 Contest diplomas were awarded to N. Muhit-dinova, Polish and
Bangladesh (2004) diplomas to S. Rahimov, and Slovak Contest diplomas (2003) to
E. Davinov, S. Jonko-bilov, S. Abdurahmonov, U. Ahmadjonov, S. Farmonov, T.
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