To know Abay is to know yourself

On May 13, 2020, as part of the events dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the great Kazakh poet Abay Kunanbayev, a webinar on the topic “Values of works of Abay heritage” was held at Astana IT University.

The purpose of the webinar is to study the multifaceted cultural heritage of the great poet Abay, to popularize the best works of the writer, and to promote the principles of humanism, tolerance, and peace.

The online webinar was attended by over 100 university students and teachers. Greeting the guests, the speaker of the webinar, Doctor of Historical Sciences, associate professor Shayakhmetov Nurbek Uahapovich told about the significance of the cultural heritage of the great Kazakh poet and enlightener Abay Kunanbayev and his invaluable contribution to the spiritual development of the people of Kazakhstan.

The participants of the webinar noted that Abay’s wise precepts about the importance of knowledge and science in human life, and his philosophical judgments are an important foundation of humanism and a school of spiritual development.