NEWS

Everything starts from a family

Consistently emphasising the importance of the spiritual and moral upbringing of modern youth, the leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov urges to rely upon the rich historical and cultural heritage of the Turkmen people and inexhaustible resources of folk pedagogy, in which knowledge, skills and abilities, tested by practice and passed from one generation to another are combined. This, in turn, requires the widespread use of folk traditions and customs in family upbringing, which will have a beneficial effect on the formation of high patriotism, a sense of self-awareness, honour and dignity in young people. We can find the very first ideas of national upbringing in the wise teachings of our ancient forefather Oguz Khan, who paid special attention to the formation of the best traits of national character in his six sons and numerous grandchildren: kindness, mercy, diligence, hospitality and patriotism. So, calling for kindness, Oguz Khan taught, “Honour the old as father and the young as brothers.” In everyday life, the forefather of the Turkmen taught to do good, “Visit the sick person, bid farewell to the deceased”, “Do not pass a person without greeting and say a good word to him.”

Even Old Age Can Be Joyful

Spring, the best time of the year, when everything around revives and the first spring flowers rejoice with its beauty, has come. As in previous years, in the year “Turkmenistan – the Home of Peace and Trust”, on the eve of the holiday, the hyakimlik and department of culture of the Babadayhan etrap and also public organisations congratulated on this event an amazing woman who is happy in the family and actively participates in public activities for the benefit of society. She is a resident of the etrap centre, Hurma Maviyeva. She is 92 years old. Perhaps it is a great miracle to live a long life in health and being at a very old age to do everything by oneself, not to be a burden to anyone and to be a living symbol of hard work, patience and faith. And not only for relatives and loved ones.

Favourite of a Large Family

Two years ago, our newspaper told that a resident of the Babadayhan farmers’ association, Mary etrap, Ajapsoltan Hajiyeva celebrated her 118th birthday in good health. And now, Ajapsoltan-dayza has lived until her 120th anniversary. The phenomenon of her longevity does not cease to amaze. She was born in 1900. During her lifetime, there were transformations of socio-political life in our land. She remembers well how her fellow villagers went to the front during the Great Patriotic War and with what joy in 1945 the whole village greeted the news about victory over the enemy. The Almighty gave her happiness to live until the days of independence and neutrality of her native Motherland and to see not only the happy life of her children, but also grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even great-great-grandchildren.

A Happy Mother – a Healthy Child!

The foundation for a good health is laid before the birth of a child. In our country, high priority is therefore given to the programme for maternal and child health care and family reproductive health. Reproductive health issues were first addressed on a global scale at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo. The participants urged to put women’s reproductive health and rights at the centre of the global and national development agenda. Thanks to the unceasing concern of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the health of mothers and new-born babies, the women reproductive health indicators, including maternal health, are steadily improving in Turkmenistan.

A Happy Mother – a Healthy Child!

The foundation for a good health is laid before the birth of a child. In our country, high priority is therefore given to the programme for maternal and child health care and family reproductive health. Reproductive health issues were first addressed on a global scale at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo. The participants urged to put women’s reproductive health and rights at the centre of the global and national development agenda. Thanks to the unceasing concern of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the health of mothers and new-born babies, the women reproductive health indicators, including maternal health, are steadily improving in Turkmenistan.