We preserve the heritage of our ancestors

22 May 2021
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On the significant holiday for our country, the Day of the Constitution and the State Flag, a conference devoted to the important event was held at the State Museum of the State Cultural Centre of Turkmenistan. The collection of the museum was replenished with two new relics, which became valuable exhibits. These are a kurte (national cape for the bride) and patterned knitted socks made by the mother of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Ogulabat eje half a century ago. The foundations of moral and cultural values are instilled primarily in the family, which, being a unit of society, forms a behavioural norm from birth. According to the national leader, culture is an inexhaustible source of strength, which contributes to the formation of the national characteristics of each of the peoples and is a spiritual bridge of rapprochement. The Turkmen people are one of the most ancient peoples of the planet, who have preserved their ethnic and historical integrity for thousands of years and have made a significant contribution to the political, spiritual, moral and economic development of the world from the earliest eras.

The event was organised by the Ministry of Culture of the country. In our state, programme activities are being carried out to instil in young people a sense of patriotism, to preserve our national heritage and to raise the interest of the younger generation in studying the history and culture of the native people and respect for family values on which our whole life is based. After all, the leitmotif of the conference was closely connected not only with the folk traditions of culture and art, passed down from one generation to another, but also with the wise traditions of the upbringing of the Turkmen people. In this regard, items of clothing, lovingly created by Ogulabat eje and preserved in the family of our Arkadag, are symbols of tangible and intangible family values.

Elena KUZOVATKINA,
NT. Photo: Hasan MAGADOV.
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