Caring for the younger generation - a priority task for the state
Caring for the younger generation - a priority task for the state
Published 30.06.2022

Extensive care for the young generation, its harmonious development and health, worthy upbringing and education, creation of the necessary conditions for obtaining chosen professions, doing science and creativity, physical culture and sports is an invariable priority of the state policy of Turkmenistan. This year, the motto of which is “The era of the people with Arkadag”, our Fatherland, under the leadership of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, continues consistent implementation of large-scale reform programs covering all spheres of life of the state and society. At the same time, special attention is paid to youth - the future of an independent neutral Motherland, the backbone of its further prosperity and progress.

At the legislative level, young Turkmen citizens are guaranteed rights and freedoms, effective support and favorable opportunities for active participation in the socio-economic, socio-political and cultural life of the country. Based on modern requirements and tasks for the future, systematic steps are being taken to modernize national legislation in this area. A clear confirmation of this is the meeting held on June 14th by the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, dedicated to the discussion of the draft Law of Turkmenistan “On State Youth Policy”, the new edition of which is being prepared now.

This historic meeting of the Hero-Arkadag with the youth highlighted the key vectors of work carried out in our country in this direction in the Epoch of the Revival of the New Era of Powerful State. In his speech, the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh, announced specific initiatives relating to various areas of youth policy and the improvement of the above-mentioned Law, emphasizing the importance of a comprehensive and scientific approach to the issues of making changes and additions to it, taking into account public opinion, wishes and suggestions.

In this regard, Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted the expediency, after studying, summarizing and analyzing the proposals received by specialists from ministries, sectoral departments and scientists, to submit them for consideration by the Mejlis Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan.

Speaking in support of the initiatives of the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh, the meeting participants emphasized that the wise instructions and advice, the far-sighted ideas of the Hero-Arkadag, his personal example of selfless service to the people and the Fatherland are an important life guide for young compatriots.

Today, all conditions have been created in our country so that young people can receive education at the level of world standards, realize their abilities and talents, intellectual potential, enrich and broaden their horizons. Turkmenistan has adopted the Concepts for the Development of the Digital Education System, Improving the Teaching of Foreign Languages, State Programs in the Field of State Youth Policy, Development of the Digital Economy for 2021-2025, and other important documents.

It is an indisputable fact that the indicators of progress of any country are determined not only by natural resources, economic and social indicators, but also by the presence of erudite highly qualified specialists, including those in the scientific and technological field. Since innovation, digitalization, advanced science and high technology are now integral components of socio-economic growth and, in general, the movement of human society forward.

The meeting of the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with teachers and students of the Turkmen Agricultural Institute, which took place during his working trip to Dashoguz velayat at the end of May this year, was devoted to these and other topical topics.

Thus, the subjects of a thorough discussion were the training of qualified personnel for all sectors of the agro-industrial complex, the use of modern teaching methods, the combination of theoretical studies with practice, the introduction of a digital system into the learning process. At the same time, much attention was paid to the issues of further development of agricultural science and strengthening its ties with production, encouraging young people to research activities, and effectively combining the centuries-old agricultural traditions of their ancestors with advanced technologies.

The theme of the implementation of the state youth policy, the modernization of domestic legislation in this area was continued during the recent working trip of the Hero-Arkadag to the Lebap velayat.

During the meeting of the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with teachers and students of the Turkmen State Pedagogical Institute named after Seyitnazar Seydi, located in the city of Turkmenabat, there was also an interested exchange of views on the training of specialists for the education system in accordance with the requirements of the time, the widespread use of innovative technologies, stimulation of profile science. In this regard, the importance of studying the best world experience in this area and its practical application in an organic combination with the rich experience of national pedagogy was noted.

At meetings in the above universities, Hero-Arkadag made a special emphasis on the tasks facing the young generation at a new stage in the development of the Fatherland, as well as on key aspects of the work of the scientific and educational sphere, on which efforts will have to be focused in the near future. In this context, the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesha drew attention to the main priorities of the domestic and foreign policy of Turkmenistan, implemented under the leadership of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

The adopted plans and strategies designed for the long and medium term are aimed at achieving the goals set, including the program “Revival of a new era of a powerful state: the National program for the socio-economic development of Turkmenistan in 2022-2052”. Noting that a significant role in their successful implementation is assigned to our youth, Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed confidence that they will adequately cope with the solution of the important tasks set.

In continuation of the topic, it should be noted that today our young compatriots are provided with ample opportunities to study both in domestic and foreign higher educational institutions. Great importance is attached to strengthening fruitful cooperation in this area in the framework of the implementation of the foreign policy strategy of neutral Turkmenistan. This is clearly evidenced by the initiative to create a joint Turkmen-Russian university, expressed by President Serdar Berdimuhamedov during his official visit to the Russian Federation on June 10th.

In addition, young Turkmen citizens have a good opportunity to master various specialties and labor skills in their chosen profile in secondary vocational schools operating in our country.

The course taken by Turkmenistan for innovative development, industrialization and diversification of the economy provides for a radical modernization of the industrial infrastructure, the creation of high-tech industries. This, in turn, causes an increase in the demand for qualified personnel who own advanced technologies. Thus, new jobs are being created in the country, which contributes to solving the issue of youth employment.

A significant factor of the market economy is the full use of the potential of the private sector, whose representatives are now productively working in various sectors of the national economy of the Motherland. In this context, consistent steps are being taken to support and encourage the youth entrepreneurial initiative.

At the same time, large-scale infrastructure projects being implemented in Turkmenistan, in particular, such as the construction of Ashgabat City and the new administrative center of Akhal velayat, are a good incentive for university students and young professionals today. Here, their creative ideas and original developments can be in high demand and find practical application.

In the new historical era, the state and society pay close attention to the issues of educating young people in the spirit of high humanistic and moral values of our people, true patriotism, on the noble example of glorious ancestors. An important aspect here is also the stimulation of the interest of young Turkmen citizens in the richest historical and cultural heritage of the nation.

Over the centuries, the Turkmen people have developed wise traditions and principles of education, passed down from generation to generation. Diligence, honesty, decency, friendliness, responsiveness, respect for others, respect for nature, responsibility, independence - all these qualities are laid down from childhood, making up a solid foundation for the formation of personality, the further full-fledged creative life of a person.

Therefore, everything necessary is being done in our country to ensure the well-being of young citizens, who have at their disposal excellent kindergartens and schools equipped with modern multimedia equipment, as well as health and recreation centers located in all regions of Turkmenistan.

The list of significant dates of the national calendar includes International Children's Day, which is widely celebrated annually on June 1st together with the world community. Having ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Turkmenistan demonstrates a high responsibility in creating optimal living conditions, guaranteeing the rights and interests of the younger generation.

Special attention in our country is given to the children left without parental care. The state takes care of them, providing all the opportunities for the children to find a large and friendly family, to feel like full members of this family and our society.

One of the examples is the Döwletliler köşgi Palace in the capital, the pupils of which have all necessary conditions so that they can successfully study, spend their free time interestingly and profitably, show their creative abilities and talents, play sports. As is known, on the eve of the International Children's Day, the President of Turkmenistan visited this children's town and met with the children, which became an unforgettable event for them.

In a conversation with the pupils of Döwletliler köşgi, Arkadaglu Serdar emphasized that children are our future, the flowers of our life. Therefore, the best is for them, and always will be. Young Turkmen citizens will always feel the care and support of the state. On the occasion of the holiday, on behalf of the President of Turkmenistan, the children were presented with gifts.

At the same time, noting that many years have passed since the commissioning of the Döwletliler köşgi, its buildings are outdated and they need to be repaired, the head of state said that in the near future it is planned to carry out work to bring the Palace to a modern state, addressing in this regard specific instructions to the relevant leaders.

It is also noteworthy that on June 1st, young Turkmen citizens in need of special social support were presented with holiday gifts on behalf of the Hero-Arkadag and at the expense of the Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Charitable Foundation for Assistance to Children in Need of Guardianship on the occasion of International Children's Day.

From time immemorial, the mentality of the Turkmen people has been based on adherence to such noble principles as the desire to do good deeds, to help those who, due to various circumstances, find themselves in a difficult life situation. In the modern era, they are embodied in a set of legal guarantees for the protection and ensuring the legitimate interests of orphans and children deprived of parental care, as well as in a system of economic measures and targeted actions aimed at adapting our young compatriots who need special social support in the society and preparing them for independent living.

In this regard, it should be noted that since its inception, the Charitable Foundation, established on the initiative of the Hero-Arkadag, has been carrying out large-scale effective work. It should be recalled that last year the Fund made a decision to allocate new ambulances with modern specialized equipment to the pediatric departments of hospitals in etraps and cities of velayats of Turkmenistan, which were handed over for their intended purpose. The Charitable Foundation also regularly allocates funds for examinations and various operations for children in need of care, including those from low-income families, in medical institutions of the capital and velayats of the country, to pay for treatment costs, purchase equipment, appropriate materials and medical products.

Solving challenges related to the health of the younger generation is constantly in the center of attention of the state. In this direction, profile reforms and programs are being implemented in Turkmenistan, in particular, the State Program “Saglyk”, the National Strategy “Healthy Mother - Healthy Child - Healthy Future” for 2021-2025, etc.

Issues of improving and further developing children's health care, including those related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of various diseases, were raised during the visit of the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh to the capital's Scientific and Clinical Center for Maternal and Child Health in May this year.

During working trips to the Balkan, Dashoguz and Lebap velayats, which took place this year, Hero-Arkadag also visited the pediatric departments of multidisciplinary hospitals in the cities of Turkmenbashi, Dashoguz and Turkmenabat, opened with the participation of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

Having inquired in detail about the state of health of the children undergoing treatment here and the medical services provided to them, the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan noted that the Charitable Foundation would provide young patients with the necessary assistance so that they fully recover and enjoy life on an equal basis with their peers. In response, the children expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the Hero-Arkadag for the truly fatherly care shown.

Of course, health plays an important role in ensuring the well-being and comprehensive development of the younger generation. And here an integral factor is the approval of the principles of a healthy lifestyle in society, the active involvement of children and young people in physical education and various sports. All conditions have been created for this in our country. Along with stadiums, other specialized facilities and sports schools, the corresponding infrastructure is provided for in secondary schools and preschool institutions, children's health centers, universities, and residential areas.

After all, physical education and sports have a beneficial effect on the human body, the formation of its moral and volitional qualities, the development of mental abilities. Systematic training and physical exercises also temper character, educate young people in purposefulness, perseverance, diligence, discipline, and a negative attitude towards habits that are harmful to health.

The far-sighted state strategy implemented in Turkmenistan in this area is bearing visible results. The popularity of sports among young people is constantly growing. Today, young Turkmen athletes successfully compete in international tournaments, achieving remarkable results. More and more young Turkmen citizens are involved in regular sports, who enthusiastically participate in various competitions and public events. This is also confirmed by the sports events organized this year in our country on the occasion of World Health Day and World Bicycle Day, also designed to help improve the ecological culture of society.

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov took part in the bike rides in the capital dedicated to these festive dates. Continuing the good family traditions laid down by the Hero-Arkadag, the head of state, who is an honored coach of Turkmenistan, constantly devotes time to sports. During the cyclo-cross, Arkadagly Serdar demonstrated excellent physical and athletic training, setting a good example for his compatriots, and above all, for young people.

Taking into account the fact that the role of science and innovative technologies is growing in the modern world, great attention is paid in our country to encouraging young Turkmen citizens to engage in research activities. For these purposes, an annual competition of scientific works among young people is held, organized by the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan and the Central Council of the Magtymguly Youth Organization.

As already reported, this year the award ceremony for the laureates of this prestigious review, timed to coincide with the Science Day traditionally celebrated on June 12th, was held in the conference hall of the Oguz Khan Engineering and Technology University. With great enthusiasm, the participants of the celebration heard the Address of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, sent to the winners of the competition, which emphasized that the development of science, the introduction of advanced achievements in the economy, and the strengthening of scientific potential are among the main tasks of our independent neutral state. Congratulating the laureates on their victory, the head of Turkmenistan noted that young scientists are a powerful force of our country, who have a bright future with great goals.

That is why the training of highly qualified specialists with non-standard thinking, a broad outlook and the necessary professional skills is the most important task set for the fields of science and education in a new historical era. In Turkmenistan, targeted state support is provided to these areas, conditions are created for conducting fundamental and applied scientific research, expanding their range, and the material and technical base of specialized institutions and higher educational institutions is being strengthened.

As a result, the number of participants in the intellectual competition is steadily growing. This year, held under the motto “The era of the people with Arkadag”, 1,140 people took part in the contest, including 730 students and 410 young scientists who presented their developments, theoretical research and research in six priority areas of science and technology. The winners of the competition were 72 representatives of the youth research movement, who were awarded honorary diplomas and valuable gifts on behalf of the President of Turkmenistan.

At the same time, excellent opportunities have been created for young citizens of our country for creative activities and various types of arts, where they can realize their abilities and talents.

The implementation of the state youth policy is also inextricably linked with the preservation of the original family values of the Turkmen people, their transfer to new generations. In this regard, systematic measures are being taken in Turkmenistan to support young families.

As Hero-Arkadag noted during the aforementioned meeting, the enthusiasm of young people, their love for the Motherland, zeal for honest work, pride in the present, confidence in a bright future, respect for friendship, love, commitment to the principles of a healthy lifestyle occupy a worthy place in the annals of the new historical era. Caring for the young generation is the most reliable and reasonable investment in tomorrow.

And the best response to this concern is the active and responsible life position of the Turkmen youth, striving to make a concrete contribution to further progressive development of an independent neutral Motherland, increasing its international authority.

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