October 3, 2019 was held the grand opening of the I International Congress “CHILDREN AND BOOKS IN A POLICULTURAL WORLD” in the conference hall of the Republican House of Friendship.

The organizers of the Congress were:

• T.K. Zhurgenov Kazakh National Academy of Arts

• Scientific and Expert Council of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan,

• Republican House of Friendship, Almaty,

• Department of Oriental Philology and Translation , Abay KazNPU

• Academy of children’s books “ALTAIR”.

At the opening of the congress, welcoming remarks were made by:

• Rector of T.K.Zhurgenov Kazakh National Academy of Arts, Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan ABDUALIYEV AKAN ZHYLKYSHYBAYEVICH (Almaty);

• Head of the Center for the Study of Interethnic and Interfaith Relations in the Central Asian Region of the Presidential Academy of Public Administration, Chairman of the Scientific and Expert Council of APK AIGUL KAKIMBEKOVNA SADVOKASOVA (Nur-Sultan);

• Head of the Department of Oriental Philology, Abay KazNPU, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Higher School of Economics, member of the APK Council, MIRZOYEV KNYAZ IBRAGIMOVICH (Almaty)

The moderator of the Plenary session was a professor at T.K. Zhurgenov KazNAA, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, Academician of the Moscow Aviation Institute, member of the NEG APK M.D. SHAIMERDENOVA (Almaty).

Congress received congratulations and greetings from various organizations:

1. The Minister of Education and Science of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic – KUMYKOV A. M.;

2. Rector of the Eurasian Humanities Institute, academician, doctor of historical sciences – KUSAINOV A.K. (Nur-Sultan city);

3. Vice-rector for research work of the Eurasian National University. L.N. Gumilyov – MERZADINOVA G.T.;

4. Vice-rector for scientific work and international relations of Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University signed by A.D. ZHAKUPOVA

The Congress was attended by: scientists, teachers, writers from Kazakhstan (Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Kokshetau, Semey), the Russian Federation (Moscow, Pyatigorsk, Nalchik, Grozny, Makhachkala), Hungary, Turkey and Uzbekistan. As well as young scientists, undergraduates, university students and students of schools in Kazakhstan.

The ceremony of awarding the winners of the writing stage of the international children’s contest “Let’s draw a fairy tale!” was held at the Congress venue.

Technical support to the Congress was provided by the employees of the Faculty of Cinema and TV under the leadership of the candidate of art history, associate professor G.A. MURSALIMOVA.

The following exhibitions were organized in the lobby of the House of Friendship:

• children’s tales of the Kazakh author of Kazakh tales doctor of philological sciences, professor, member of the SEC SHAIMERDENOVA N.ZH.;

• scientific works and literary works of the teaching staff of the Academy, doctoral students, undergraduates of the Academy (organizer, head of the library TUTIBAYEVA E.A.);

• paintings of the teaching staff of the Academy (organizer: head of the museum TOKPANOVA M.K.);

• children’s books and drawings of winners based on the results of the International Children’s Contest “Let’s draw a fairy tale!”.

A Resolution was adopted of the Following Congress.

At the end of the Congress, a concert of teaching staff, undergraduates and students of the Academy was held:

• Student Dance Theater “Asian Students’ Dance ”, with the lead of dean of the faculty “Choreography”, Honored Worker of Kazakhstan SUSHKOV D.V., ZHUMAGALIYEVA A.M., MYNBAYEVA M.

• laureates of song contests AKIMBEK ASKAR,  KASPAKOVA GAUHAR,

• instrumental duet of guitarists «Егіз» – ZAURE NARBUTAYEVA AND ASAN NARBUTAYEV.