Today, the grand opening of the international volleyball tournament among veterans for the Korkyt Ata Cup took place at the «Muz Aidyny» sports complex. About 100 veterans over the age of 55 from Russia, Uzbekistan, Almaty, Shymkent, Turkestan, Zhambyl and Kyzylorda regions took part in it. Only 7 teams participated in it.
The guests of honor of the tournament were the Lieutenant General of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Amankeldi Shardarbayev, the rector of the Kazakh National Agrarian University Tlektes Espolov.
The akim of Kyzylorda region Kuanyshbek Iskakov took part in the grand opening of the tournament. He warmly welcomed the tournament participants and wished them good luck.
It should be noted that in Kyzylorda region there are many different events aimed at promoting the heritage of Korkyt Ata on a global scale. The international folklore and music festival "Korkyt and the melodies of the Great Steppe" has already become traditional. It has been held since 2006 in conjunction with the TURKSOY international organization. It has been recently organized for the fifth time. On the instructions of Elbasy, the Korkyt Ata complex was reconstructed in 2015, the Korkyt Ata Pilgrimage Center was additionally built, the complex was one of the first at the international exhibition EXPO-2017, and thousands of tourists visited it.
“One of the significant events not only for the region, but for the whole country was the inclusion of the heritage of Korkyt Ata in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The decision was made on November 28, 2018 in the Republic of Mauritius at the 13th session of UNESCO. It should be noted the great contribution to this matter by the statesman and public figure Krymbek Eleuovich Kusherbayev, who for over 6 years spent a lot of work in this direction.
Today, for the first time a tournament is being held in the region among veterans who have worked in various sectors of the region. This tournament should serve as an example for the younger generation to follow, and also open the way for the development of mass sports, ”said the region akim.
The opening of the tournament continued with a concert program.