On May 23, the Library named after Makhtumkuli in the city of Kiev hosted the anniversary literary-musical evening titled “Makhtumkuli – a symbol of the Turkmen nation”, timed to the great Turkmen poet and philosopher Makhtumkuli Fraghi’s 295th anniversary and on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the library of the same name.
On the occasion of the remarkable data, the Embassy of Turkmenistan congratulated those present on the anniversary events, noting that the Library named after Makhtumkuli performs an important cultural and educational function, being one of the sources to popularize the words of the great Turkmen poet and his philosophy, who dreamed of the prosperity of the Turkmen people.
As a part of the celebration events, a small concert was organized. The program included musical and literary compositions based on poems of the Turkmen poet and dedicated to his work. Artists – teachers and students of the Kiev children’s music schools No.22, No.29 and V.Chornovol school No.235 – showed remarkable talent and a subtle understanding of the lines of the great Fraghi.
In addition, within the framework of the holiday program, art exhibition “Paints of the poetic word of Fraghi” consisted of artworks and illustrations of schoolchildren participating in the Art Critics class was organized.
Young participants of the celebration were presented with copies of Makhtumkuli Fraghi collection of poems in Ukrainian language.
Presentation of video book “Makhtumkuli – a symbol of the Turkmen nation” was the culmination of event. In this video project, the poems of Makhtumkuli on patriotic and lyrical themes were performed by local youth in Turkmen, Ukrainian, Russian and English, accompanied by national Turkmen melodies.
Yu.V.Lopata, Director of the Library named after Makhtumkuli, A.I.Gordiyenko, Director General of the National Library of Ukraine for Children, N.S.Vaskiv, Professor of the Department of Journalism and New Media of Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Doctor of Philology and admirer of the Turkmen poet, addressed participants of the event.