The April 9 – the date of birth of Amir Temur – the great commander, renowned medieval statesman, patron of science and culture and creator of vast empire of good and prosperity – became the very date when all festivities related to such occasion took place nationwide in Uzbekistan. One of such solemn gatherings took place in the Amir Temur Square in Tashkent.
The event saw the participation of writers and poets, scientists, students, as well as the representatives of public and diplomatic corps accredited at the nation’s capital.
Since Uzbekistan gained its national sovereignty it has been rendering a scrupulous attention to paying a due respect to the honor of Amir Temur, also respectfully referred to as Sakhibkiran in Uzbekistan. At the moment, the country festively marks the 673rd anniversary of the great ancestor.
Those who spoke at the Amir Temur Square gathering in Tashkent have said that under the sober and wise leadership of President a substantial work was underway in the country to objectively study the national history, preserve the national traditions and values, revive the names of ancestors, who had become a pride of the nation, revere and pay a due respect to them, as well as learn about the life and works of outstanding scientists and thinkers.
Such qualities as kindness, fairness, humanism, accord, magnanimity and generosity, which were followed by Sakhibkiran himself in his lifelong tenure, have turned during the years of independence into criteria of the life in the Uzbek society, as much as the core of reforms being undertaken in the nation.
of independence on the initiative of President Islam Karimov
(Photo: Courtesy UzA)
Also, those who came to the solemn event spoke about the role and significance of Amir Temur and his dynasty in the history of world civilization – the subject now closely being scrutinized by scholars around the globe.
The attendees of the gathering have also laid wreath to the Amir Temur monument – the grandiose work of the Uzbek sculptors of early days of independence. The monument which proudly rises in downtown Tashkent has been personally initiated by President Islam Karimov and the day of unveiling the public was served to a festive pilav (festive food for many in such occasions) in honor of the nation’s renowned ancestor.
The same day the State Museum of History of Temur and His Dynasty in Tashkent – just several walks away from the monument – has hosted the roundtable on the values of independence and great heritage of Amir Temur.
The scientists, teachers, propagators of spirituality and students took part at it. The speakers have dwelled on the considerable role of Amir Temur’s heritage in the moral life of the Uzbek people. As a part of the event the artistic exhibition was launched on the epoch of Amir Temur and his dynasty.
Ikboljon Soliev for the Information Agency “Jahon” in English