Today, the regular 8th congress of the Youth Organization of Turkmenistan named after Makhtumkuli took place in the Mekan Palace in the capital, which was participated by delegates of youth organizations from Ashgabat and all regions of the country.
The holding of the forum in the year, held under the motto “Happy Youth with Arkadag Serdar” is of particular importance. The issues of education, intellectual, spiritual, moral and physical education of young Turkmen people are in the center of the unflagging attention of the head of state. It is with the youth, who is assigned a significant role in achieving the grandiose goals outlined, that President Serdar Berdimuhamedov connects the further advancement of the Homeland along the path of great transformations.
The agenda of the congress included a set of issues of youth policy, discussion of ways to solve current and future tasks set by the President of the country and Arkadag – the National Leader of the Turkmen people Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the younger generation in the era of the Revival of a new epoch of a powerful state.
The delegates considered concrete measures for the further implementation of the State Program in the field of state youth policy of Turkmenistan for 2021-2025, as well as amendments and additions to the Charter of the Youth Organization, taking into account the new version of the Law “On the state youth policy” and actual modern tasks, a number of organizational issues.
Before the forum, its participants got acquainted with a traveling exhibition telling about the successes and achievements of the Homeland, the rich historical and cultural heritage of our people.
The next Congress of the Youth Organization of Turkmenistan named after Makhtumkuli is declared open. The National Anthem of Turkmenistan sounds solemnly.
With great enthusiasm, the audience listened to the Address of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov to the delegates of the congress, the happy youth of the country. The message of the head of state emphasizes the importance of the forum, designed to become a significant event in the life of Turkmen youth, filled with great love for the Homeland and committed to the ideals of humanism, benevolence and friendship.
“Young people are the creators of the great future of their native people and beloved Homeland, an active part of our society. We see the strength, prestige and bright tomorrow of the Turkmen state in it. Our young compatriots make a worthy contribution to the achievements of the country and the solution of the tasks set. We are proud that our youth justifies the high trust placed in them, achieving significant success in science, education, sports, culture and art,” the appeal reads.
The agenda of the congress is submitted for consideration by the delegates, which is unanimously approved.
Then the floor is given to the Chairman of the Central Council of the Youth Organization of Turkmenistan named after Makhtumkuli Ya.Keriev, who, anticipating his speech, on behalf of the younger generation warmly congratulated the Hero-Arkadag on his appointment as Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty and recognition at the legislative level as the National Leader of the Turkmen people.
The report gave an overview of the ongoing work and outlined its promising directions, taking into account the tasks set by President Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in the field of youth policy.
In the context of the motto of 2023, announced with regard to the wishes of the people and with the aim of wider inclusion of young people in political, economic and cultural processes, their education in the spirit of patriotism, humanism and diligence, ensuring active participation of young people in the socio-political life of the country and support for their initiatives, it was emphasized that this fact inspires the members of an Organization he heads, inspires to new achievements and labor victories.
As it was noted, the state youth policy is inextricably linked with the activities of the Makhtumkuli Youth Organization of Turkmenistan, which unites over 900 thousand members today and is a large association defending the interests of young citizens. This public structure has been established since its foundation, namely since November 16, 1991, it has been fruitfully working on the upbringing of a physically strong, spiritual and moral, hardworking, devoted to the Homeland generation. For more than 30 years, it has been successfully fulfilling the tasks of consolidating its members, directing their strength, abilities, and knowledge to the progressive development of an independent neutral Homeland.
As the head of state emphasizes, “The main mission of this Organization is in providing patriotic upbringing, quality education and attracting young compatriots to creative activities and sports, identifying their talents, as well as in forming a galaxy of young professionals with a broad outlook, well versed in advanced technologies, committed to the ideals of nobility and family values.”
It was also noted that, speaking to the delegates of the 8th Congress of the Makhtumkuli Youth Organization of Turkmenistan on September 1, 2022, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov identified a set of important, responsible tasks, as well as the main directions of the work of this public association in line with the state youth policy and national development strategies.
These include ensuring legal and social protection of young people, promoting spiritual, moral and cultural values, national traditions and customs, healthy lifestyle principles among young people, fostering patriotism, civic responsibility, hard work, creativity, support for personal growth, participation in public associations, encouragement of youth initiatives, including entrepreneurial ones.
Among the most important tasks that determine the fate of the country and the happy future of the people is the need to instill in young citizens the desire to constantly enrich their knowledge, understanding the trends of world development. The main goal of the activities carried out should be the formation of a generation with a broad worldview, versed in high technologies, the President of the country noted, calling also for creating all conditions for in-depth study of foreign languages by young people, literature and art classes, regular creative competitions. Among the main principles are conscientiousness and commitment of young people to family values, Arkadagly Serdar emphasized.
In order to successfully implement these tasks, the head of Turkmenistan has approved the law “On State Youth Policy” in a new edition.
The adoption of this document significantly strengthens the legal framework of the youth policy carried out in the country, and is also intended to promote the expansion of opportunities created for the younger generation.
In this regard, the delegates of the Congress expressed gratitude to President Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Hero-Arkadag for the large-scale transformations aimed at the progressive development of the state and society, attracting the younger generation to their implementation, assuring that the Turkmen youth honorably justifies the high trust.
The theme of the successful implementation of the state program in the field of state youth policy of Turkmenistan for 2021-2025 was reflected in the speeches concerning the first issue of the agenda of the congress “Happy Youth with Arkadagly Serdar: confident steps to great heights”, teachers of the Turkmen language and literature of the capital secondary school#125 with in-depth study of foreign languages B.Orazmammedov, an employee of the Turkmenbashi Complex of Oil Refineries of “Türkmennebit” SC Sh.Danatarov, and a private entrepreneur from Turkmenkala city of Mary velayat A.Nazarlyev.
The forum participants highlighted the importance of the new version of the Law of Turkmenistan “On State Youth Policy”. It was noted that it provides for the engineering of methods for the development of youth entrepreneurship and benefits for state support of enterprises that are created by entrepreneurs and are called “youth” ones if 75% of its employees are young people.
In addition, it is guaranteed the procedure for preferential payment of income tax by young professionals who have graduated from educational institutions and have just been hired. In order to achieve continuity of education and professional orientation of young people, the law provides for a temporary postponement for school graduates from conscription, as well as other benefits.
It was emphasized that one of the main directions of the state youth policy of Turkmenistan is the promotion of international cooperation, the development of fruitful partnership with reputable structures and youth organizations of various countries in order to strengthen peace and trust on the planet.
As it was noted, due to the proposed state support, productive interaction has been established with international agencies, foundations, organizations through the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, etc. The members of the youth organization perceived with great enthusiasm the initiatives announced during the January 26 government retreat on the preparation of a long-term strategy for international partnership of Turkmen youth aimed at more active interaction of young people of the country with their foreign peers in cultural, economic, scientific, educational, sports and other spheres. In particular, the establishment of an International Center for Young Diplomats on the basis of Institute of International Relations, the opening of branches of foreign higher educational institutions at domestic universities, as well as the development of the “Young Talents” program and the holding of International Youth Games in Turkmenistan on a permanent basis.
When discussing the second item on the agenda of the Congress “National Leader of the Turkmen People – University of Life for happy youth”, the participants focused on the tasks set by Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in a speech at a joint meeting of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, representatives of the country’s public.
As it was noted, the youth were very enthusiastic about the legislative recognition of the high status of the National Leader of the Turkmen people for the Hero-Arkadag and his appointment as Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty, which was a sign of deep respect and recognition of the merits of the Hero-Arkadag in strengthening sovereignty, contributed to strengthening international authority and developing the economic potential of the Homeland. Representatives of the younger generation take the words of the national leader with great pride and responsibility: “Our successes, sovereignty, stability in the country and the well-being of the people depend on the younger generation, and I am convinced that young Turkmens will be able to justify this high trust!”.
The specific tasks set by Arkadag for Turkmen youth at the new stage of the development of the Homeland are reflected, and readiness to solve them has been expressed in the speeches of teachers of the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan T.Babaeva, choreographer of the House of Culture of Atayap village of gengeshlik named after O.Ersaryev of Akdepe etrap of Dashoguz velayat, Kh.Kadyrova, acting head of the primary youth organization of the State Customs Service K.Baigeldiev, a 4th-year student of the Faculty of Olympic Sports of the Turkmen State Institute of Physical Culture and Sports named after N.Ataev.
The speakers noted the great importance of the Hero-Arkadag’s books, which are an invaluable guide, “a guiding star, a storehouse in the upbringing and education of the younger generation”.
The delegates of the Congress quoted the words of the National Leader at the above-mentioned joint meeting: “In the era of the Revival of a new epoch of a powerful state, our state is reaching new heights of development, continuing the baton of glorious deeds. And in recent years we have been actively working in all directions, actively involving young people. We have to celebrate significant dates and hold festivities, put into operation many industrial and social facilities, the largest of which is the new modern administrative center of Akhal velayat – Arkadag city.”
In general, as the speakers emphasized, the Youth Organization of Turkmenistan is getting out of the tasks assigned to it and significantly increases the efficiency of its work. The large-scale successes of our state, achieved under the wise leadership of the President of the country and the National Leader of the Turkmen people, inspire young people to creative and constructive work. Individual performances were accompanied by poetic lines dedicated to the beloved girl.
During the congress, the delegates condemned and unanimously voted for amendments and additions to the Charter of the Makhtumkuli Youth Organization. The amendments and additions made to the constituent document of this public structure take into account all modern realities and tasks arising from the new version of the law “On State Youth Policy”, as well as from the tasks set for the youth by the President of the country and the national Leader of the Turkmen people. The relevant Resolution was also adopted unanimously.
Then, in a solemn atmosphere, an award ceremony was held for the activists of the organization, who were presented with valuable gifts on behalf of the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, Arkadag – the National Leader of the Turkmen people Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, as well as from the Central Council of the Youth Organization of Turkmenistan named after Makhtumkuli.
Our forum once again demonstrated the unity and cohesion of young people around the head of state and the Hero-Arkadag in the name of high ideas of a new historical epoch and a bright future of the Homeland.
The delegates of the 8th Congress accepted a letter of thanks to the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov. Expressing deep gratitude for the special care for young people, they assured that creative searches, constructive solutions and innovative approach will become the main principles of the activities of representatives of the modern young generation, that activists of the Central Council of the Youth Organization, its velayat, etrap and city branches, all the youth of the country devote their strength, knowledge, skills and aspirations to ensure the long-term prosperity of the state, and increase the international prestige of the native Homeland.
At the end of the forum, aspiring actors of the State Institute of Culture and artists of the Mollanepes Student Theater performed in front of the audience. The bright theatrical literary and musical composition reflected the depth of patriotic feelings of the country’s younger generation, their willingness to multiply the glory of our independent neutral state.
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In the afternoon, in honor of the significant event, it was held a large concert with the participation of young talents, winners of youth creative competitions in the building of “Türkmeniň ak öýi” in Novruz Valley of Akhal velayat.
The honorary guests of the event were members of the Government of the country, heads and representatives of diplomatic missions accredited to Ashgabat.
The program of the festive evening consisted of works of national folklore, popular modern songs, bright choreographic compositions. The concert program was completed by the song “ÖŇE, ÖŇE, DIŇE ÖŇE, JAN WATANYM TÜRKMENISTAN!”, which became a musical symbol of the epoch of great transformations, the poems and music of which were written by the National Leader of the Turkmen people Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.