“Respect for the elderly is in the basis of our people’s mentality”, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said in a holiday message to the country’s elders and all compatriots on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons.
“It was like this at all times, and it is so now. We are rightfully proud of this, the head of state continued. – We are proud that we have wise elders who will advise and help young people, pass on their knowledge and experience to them. We are proud of national traditions, which we follow and enrich in the spirit of modernity. We start any big undertaking with the blessing from elders. They are always with us, and we are infinitely grateful to them for this”.
“Having gained rich life experience, the elders give us wise advice both in raising children in the spirit of patriotism and respect for elders, and in work”, the Turkmen leader stressed, wishing everyone sound health, longevity, and happy and prosperous life.