Assembly of People of Kazakhstan

05 February, 2021

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An international conference on the topic of heroic epic “Forty Girls” was held in the capital

An international scientific-practical online conference “Forty girls” - the heroic epic of the Karakalpak people organized by the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan and the Karakalpak ethno-cultural association “Zhaikhun” was held in the House of Friendship of Nur-Sultan. The conference was organized on the basis of ZOOM platform.


The conference was attended by the Deputy Head of the Department of Internal Policy of Nur-Sultan Kusainova L.S., An Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Republic of Kazakhstan Niyazkhodjaev S., An Honored Worker of Kazakhstan, the Professor, narrator of folk tales, coordinator of the project “Zhyr” center of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan in Nur-Sultan Almatov A.N., the Press Secretary of “Otandastar Fund” NJSC Baigabylov Y.B., Laureate of the State Prize of Uzbekistan, Doctor of Science, Professor Bakhadyrova S., the Professor of the Department of Linguistics of the Karakalpak State University named after Berdaq, Doctor of Philological Studies Abdinazimov Sh.N., Head of the Department of Ethnography of the Karakalpak Humanitarian Research Institute of the Academy of Sciences, Candidate of Historical Sciences Z.I.Kurbanova, Honored Worker of Culture of Karakalpakstan, Laureate of the International Academy of Sciences, Academician Turdymuratov Zh.S., teacher of the Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy, Master of Arts Kairulla K., the activists of the society, professors, cultural figures, members and youth of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan.

The purpose of the conference is to develop the scientific and creative ties between two countries. A publication of the collection of international scientific-practical online conference on the heroic epic of the Karakalpak people “Forty girls”.

The Deputy Head of the Department of Internal Policy of Nur-Sultan, Kusainova L.S., spoke about the importance of the event, that was held at the international level: “Dear participants of the scientific-practical conference! We are declared to open an international online scientific-practical conference dedicated to the Karakalpak epic “Forty girls”. The representatives of the scientific community of Kazakhstan and Karakalpakstan, public, cultural figures, members of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan in Nur-Sultan and young people have participated at the conference. The organizers of the online conference are the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan in Nur-Sultan and the Karakalpak ethnocultural association “Zhaikhun”.


Nowadays, the center of the House of Friendship “Zhyr” is popular both in Kazakhstan and abroad. The head of the center, well-known professor Almasbek Almatov, is the moderator of our conference today. Many people are familiar with the creative program of the “Zhyr” center. It should be noted that the cultural center has expanded its borders and rose to the international level once again. An event that was held in the House of Friendship of Nur-Sultan city in 2020, the “Manas. The beginning of globalization” is one of the proofs of that.

It is known that the 2021 year was announced by the Head of State Kassym-Jomart Kemeluly Tokayev as the year of the 30th anniversary of Independence. In the period of the new history of Kazakhstan, a national art has its own essence. The people have preserved the great treasures, traditions and spiritual values. A balanced understanding of the historical and cultural heritage is very important today. Our mission is to preserve and deliver a cultural and spiritual heritage to the future generations. In this case, the western epics, that have left an indelible mark on the pages of history, occupy a special place. It is obvious thing that traditional epic art is a part of ancient world culture.

A heroic epic “Forty Girls” is a literary epic and historical monument. It depicts the events of both ancient and modern times, in particular, the military battles of the XVIII century in Khorezm and Turkestan. The brave girls of the epic are actually the heroes who protects their souls from the invaders with a fist in their hand. An epic poem clearly reflects the ideals of patriotism, justice, friendship of the peoples. At the end of the poem, the victorious Westerners will rule the country with the representatives of the indigenous peoples of Khorezm – the Karakalpaks, Uzbeks, Kazakhs and Turkmens.

The poem “Forty girls” occupies a special place in the folk epic, due to the richness of the language, the power of the multi-faceted, and the diversity of literary approaches. A liro-epic work is suitable for many talented researchers. Today, we will listen with interest to the famous scientist-speaker of the scientific-practical conference, dedicated to the epic “Forty girls”. Therefore, “I wish good luck to the participants”, - Kusainova L.S. said.

An Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Republic of Kazakhstan S. Niyazkhodjaev has praised the work of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan, noting that Kazakhstan has good relations with all countries. In his speech, he noted that social-economic, historical and cultural ties will pave the way for the successful achievements.

The Press Secretary of “Otandastar Fund” NJSC Baigabylov Y.B., the Laureate of the State Prize of Uzbekistan, Doctor of Science, Professor Bakhadyrova S., the Professor of the Department of Linguistics of the Karakalpak State University named after Berdaq, Doctor of Philological Studies Abdinazimov Sh.N., Head of the Department of Ethnography of the Karakalpak Humanitarian Research Institute of the Academy of Sciences, Candidate of Historical Sciences Kurbanova Z.I., Honored Worker of Culture of Karakalpakstan, Laureate of the International Academy of Sciences, Academician Turdymuratov Zh.S., teacher of the Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy, Master of Arts Kairulla K., and other participants of the conference told to the people about the “Forty Girls” epic. For example, according to the Head of the Ethnography department of the Karakalpak Humanitarian Research Institute of the Karakalpak branch of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Candidate of Historical Sciences Kurbanova Z.I., the first version of the epic “Forty Girls” was published in 1939. Since then, this work has been translated into several languages. In general, the speaker also spoke about Gulayim in his work. According to the data of the teacher of the Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy, the Master of Arts Kairulla K., the famous poet Kairolla Imangaliuly has also contributed to the survival of this saga.

In general, this epic describes the arrogance, patriotism and sensitivity of the girls, that do not lag behind the citizens.

Let's talk about the names of places found in the epic “Forty Girls”, that is contained in a certain historical document. Amudariya – red water dariya; Kozheli – the name of the ancient city; Tortkol is one of the ancient cities of Khorezm; the Mount Karzhan is one of the foothills of Kazygurt. A legendary Bakhtiar Khan, who died in the ancient times, the grazed Karabulak on the Kokshe side of the Tortkol mountain near Beskala. A very beautiful girl Khanshayim will be the only daughter of the khan, who has six sons. A Princess, who responds to the word with a cold under her feet, is engaged to the Western affairs. Miyaly's pasture in Oymauyt's game is left to his father. The country selects and gathers the best girls, and they are taught the basics of martial arts. It teaches to master the tricks of maneuvering and fundamental actions. She was able to set an example for the girls, showing her the best way to fight with the tools of the mountain. The girls, tightly wrapped around their waists and dressed in shorts, are divided into 20-20 groups and fight with each other. When he did so, he took Khanshayim under his name and ran away, worried as if he felt something. During the nineteen months, you laid a spear in the pasture “Miyaly” and shot spears at the pines. You have been tuned for six months. Your Aktanger is aware of what is coming. The three thousand troops will be ready to seize our food in five years. It reminds you of the news, - says a girl named Karashash. After that, the girls do not stop training for the war, but intensify it.

In general, this epic tells the story of the country and heroism. He explains to the public the values ​​of the native land and urges them to work together in order to overcome poverty in difficult times. We can feel greatness from this.

Towards the end of the conference, the honored cultural worker of Karakalpakstan Syrymbetov B., the Laureate of the International competitions Ayapov S., were awarded for their creative work.

A work of the conference has been summarized by the Honored Worker of Kazakhstan, professor, a well-known figure, the coordinator of the project “Zhyr” center of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan in Nur-Sultan – Almatov A. He expressed his confidence that the friendly relations and creative ties between the two countries will continue as well.


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