Countdown timer for the 300th anniversary of Magtymguly Fragi launched

«7/24. tm» № 09 (196), 26.02.2024 The countdown timer to the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great classic of Turkmen literature, the outstanding poet and thinker of the East, has been launched on the portal of Magtymguly Fragi.

National pride

Great work is implemented to preserve the Turkmen alabays, to pass them on to the future generations with all their beauty, and the scientific basis for breeding alabays is successfully improved thanks to the concern of the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov in the revival of the new epoch of the powerful state. The Turkmen specialists thoroughly studied the methods inherited by our ancestors in this field, and the experience of world breeders is combined with the national principles.

An inexhaustible treasure of the world literature

Thanks to the concern of our Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, Turkmenistan has become one of the most developed countries widely recognized in the world community. In fact, the Turkmen people are known for their noble qualities of bravery, selflessness, humanitarianism, eloquence, and generosity since ancient times. At those times, the Turkmen people, who lived at the crossroads of the Great Silk Road, were widely known for their fine carpets, beautiful horses, dutars, and vaharman melons.

Magtymguly Pyragy about health

Our national culture and heritage are cherished in the revival of the new epoch of the powerful state. Turkmenistan is preparing to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birthday of Magtymguly Pyragy, the great Turkmen thinker and poet. Moreover, the poet's life and work are studied in depth. The issue of human health occupies an important place in the poetry of Magtymguly Pyragy. In his literary works, our wise poet identifies health, inspiration, and a healthy lifestyle among the main things. He encouraged appreciating health and promoting it throughout the life in the lines, ‘Know the value of health before falling ill’, ‘Recreation is the pleasure of the soul, and health is its sultan’. The principles of our wise ancestors are the model for people of all ages.


This art requires a lot of hard work, creativity, and talent.  Patterns are the main feature of the art of embroidery. Embroidery is one of the main arts of our nation. Since ancient times, Turkmen women have been deeply engaged in this art, and decorated their national costumes, household utensils, as well as horse accessories and other household goods with embroidery.

Anau declared cultural capital of the Turkic world in 2024

«7/24. tm», № 46 (129), 13.11.2022 The Permanent Council also decided to declare 2024 the Year of the great poet Magtymguly Fragi, in connection with the 300th anniversary of his birth.

Respect for our national values

On October 29, the second meeting of the Turkmen Alabay International Association was held in Ashgabat and was dedicated to the Turkmen Alabay Day. Members of the government, officials of the relevant departments and institutions of higher education, and members of the Association attended the forum. Foreign dog breeders joined them via videoconferencing. Members of the International Association participated in the meeting via videoconferencing and emphasized the importance of gathering and sharing information about the current conditions of alabays, discussing the issues of their preservation and increasing their number. They highlighted the importance of different joint events, including in methodological conferences, exhibitions, contests, educational conferences, training sessions, and round-table discussions. The participants expressed confidence that cooperation with the Turkmen experts will improve the effectiveness of efforts to preserve the gene pool of these wonderful dogs for the future generations and to increase the number of thoroughbred alabays.

The Turkmen alabays are our national pride

When people read the Turkmen Alabay book by our Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, they realize that our ancestors have always considered alabays as loyal companions and friends. The Turkmen alabays became the pride and national value of our people. The book consists of five chapters, including in ‘May the Rays of Prosperity Illuminate the World!’, ‘First and Loyal Friend’, ‘Childhood Friend – Loyal Friend’, ‘Symbol of Loyalty and Courage’, and ‘Some Notes in My Notebook about Thoroughbred Turkmen Alabay’. This valuable book provides important information about the role of alabays in the life, folklore, literature and creativity of the Turkmen people. The Turkmen proverbs about aim and happiness, namely, ‘a horse is an aim’, ‘dog brings happiness’, ‘my dog is my happiness’, prove that our people saw aims in horses and happiness in alabays. Thus, along with the antiquity, bravery, cleverness, courage, and intelligence of this breed, the book provides many historical sources to reflect the dogs’ loyalty and faithfulness and to increase the love for the Turkmen alabay, which is considered a faithful and loyal friend nowadays. The Turkmen Alabay International Association, established at the initiative of the President of Turkmenistan, demonstrates that the glory of our alabays, which provoke great interest in the world and differ from

Alabays are our national pride

Our national values provoke pride and inspire great respect in the revival of the new epoch of the powerful state. One of these values, which have enhanced the international prestige of our people, is brave, faithful and clever alabays. The Turkmen alabay was chosen the official mascot of the V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, held in our country in 2017 to play an important role in the recognition of Turkmenistan as a sports power. This fact demonstrated great respect of the Turkmen people for alabays. The 15-metre Monument of Turkmen Alabay in one of the most beautiful parts of our white-marble capital is another evidence of high esteem for alabays.

The basis of education

Along with different sports, special attention is attached to the Turkmen national games in our epoch. Our ancestors added the national principles, traditions, customs, as well as national games to the treasury of the world culture. The national games created by our ancestors have played an important role in the physical and mental development of the people and have preserved their importance at all times. The Turkmen people have always paid special attention to the upbringing of children and their development as many-sided individuals. The concern of the President of Turkmenistan for children is the pride of every parent. The living standards of our people are excellent. The upbringing of children should be perfect. In their turn, national games form the basis of education.