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No. 26, May, 2014

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Magtymguly Pyragy and Universal Human Cultural Values   Korean

A Magtymguly's festival atmosphere hung over Ashgabat city wholly!

Wherever we went downtown, the large signboards, telling about the 290th memory of Magtymguly with his portrait was flashing. The outdoor concert and performance to the illustrious memory of Magtymguly were held in the park. The musical concert and creative opera about him were also held at the theatre. It was impossible to forget about Magtymguly's festivals no matter where we went in the town, Ashgabat. In short, it took us a long time to calm down after the excitement of Magtymguly festival.

Turkmenistan people's cultural awareness to cherish the great traditions of the early pioneer was quite peculiar. Turkmen’s pride could be understood easily at “Ylham Park”. This park is the place where the history of Turkmen literary was summarized. The statues of the great literary figures were erected in the park by the times.

Seong Min Hong

(President, RIES)

This conference was different from the past. The international conference was held in the title of The International scientific conference «Magtymguly Pyragy and universal human cultural values»in the presence of President of Turkmenistan at Ruhiyet Palace, Ashgabat city on May 14-16, 2014. Hundreds of participants, well organized program and human atmosphere sublimated the conference in festival. The conference was itself a culture.

Turkmenistan president, H.E. DR. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov personally took the initiative in pushing on with the international Magtymguly conference. At the opening address of the conference at Ruhiyet Palace, he stressed that the world will still rediscover genius Pyragy and his verses are the noble message on the triumph of true and spiritual values to the whole world.

The zenith of this conference informed us the diversity. The literary gem was translated into various languages. Magtymguly's verses were published the translated book by Korean language and other languages, for example English, French, Germany, Russian, Turkish, Iranian, Arabic etc., translated into and published a book. Goşgular, 290 ýyl Magtymguly, (Aşgabat: Türkmen döwlet neşirýat gullugy), 2014 introduces Magtymguly's verses by various language typically.

The praise to Magtymguly has not been completed yet. In addition to the conference, the concert and opera about the praise to Pyragy were presented successfully at the National Theater. The concert on the occasion of the Day of Revival, Unity (the Day of Constitution) and Poetry of Magtymguly Pyragy was presented at Maslahat Palace. Particularly "Magtymguly" Opera Magtymguly Music and Drama Theatre last day was sufficient to be in harmony with all audiences, including conference participants. Really this conference, throwing the audience into a state of feverish excitement, would be recorded as a living meeting to practice "Universal Human Cultural Values", the theme of the conference. Repeatedly I congratulate on Magtymguly's 290th birthday. I wish that the golden verses written by his spirit widespread all over the world and contribute the realization of the Universal Human Cultural Values.


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The Noble Message on the Triumph of True and Spiritual Values to the Whole World!

H.E. Dr. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov

President of Turkmenistan

At the opening address of the International scientific conference The International scientific conference «Magtymguly Pyragy and universal human cultural values», H.E. Dr. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President of Turkmenistan emphasized that the world will still rediscover genius Pyragy and his verses are the noble message on the triumph of true and spiritual values to the whole world. It was held in the presence of President of Turkmenistan at Ruhiyet Palace, Ashgabat city on May 14-16, 2014.

This is the epitomized text, "The Awakened Bright Hopes and Noble Aspirations in Souls" of 290 ýyl Magtymguly, published by Goşgular, 2014 (Aşgabat: Türkmen döwlet neşirýat gullugy)

"In the current year, we are commemorating the 290th anniversary of the well-known philosopher and classical poet of the Orient - Magtymguly Pyragy. We widely celebrate this date in various parts of our country and also at the international level. I am confident that the world will still rediscover genius Pyragy and his verses will be recited in different languages with greater influence, spreading the noble message on the triumph of true and spiritual values to the whole world!"

"We observe in his poetry that Pyragy was realizing his exceptional mission, gifted by the great ability to sense harmony, beauty and justice. He was well aware of the difficulties of his task, but he was not afraid of the privation and hardships because he was not yearning for fame or for personal gain, but he sought after a good life for his compatriots."

As a flesh yearning for life

After facing a mortal dream,

My desperate soul yearns

For different times.

"The poetry of Magtymguly is well studied in the international and Turkmen literary science, and in our country is known by the old and the young, his verses are recited by children and are appropriately quoted by wise elders. In the process of learning the legacy of our poet who came centuries ahead, there are some aspects yet to be understood from the point of view of the modern science.

With this aim, we develop close international cooperation; maintain relations with scientific centers and numerous scholars from various countries, conduct researches on new information and facts pertaining to the life and art of Magtymguly in our country and far beyond its boundaries."

Source: Goşgular, 2014, 290 ýyl Magtymguly, (Aşgabat: Türkmen döwlet neşirýat gullugy), pp.20-23.


Programme

The International scientific conference  «Magtymguly Pyragy and universal human cultural values»

The National Institute of Manuscripts of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, on May 14-16, Ashgabat, Trukmenistan

 

 

Tuesday, 13 May, 2014

Arrival of the conference participants at Asgabat International Airport.

Accommodation: "Oguzkent" and "Ashgabat" hotels

 

Wednesday, 14 May, 2014

09:00 - 12:00

Visit to the State Museum of the State Culture Center of Turkmenistan

Ashgabat Sightseeing Tour

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch at the Hotel Restaurants

16:00 - 18:00

"Ylham" Park, visit to the memorial of Magtymguly, concert and dedicated events at the park

 

Thursday, 15 May, 2014

09:00 - 10:30

Opening Ceremony of the Conference with the participant of Turkmenistan Gurbanuly Berdimuhamedov

 

Venue:

Ceremony of presentation of International Prize of Magtymguly and "Magtymguly Pyragy" medals

Ruhiyet Palace

11:00 - 12:30

Venue:

Ceremony of presentation of "Magtymguly Pyragy" medals. (continued)

Magtymguly Turkmen State University

13:00 - 14:30

Reception

Venue:

Mizan Business Center

17:00

Concert on the occasion of the Day of Revival, Unity (the Day of Constitution) and Poetry of Magtymguly Pyragy

Venue:

Maslahat Palace

20:00 - 22:00

Official Reception on behalf of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanuly Berdimuhamedov

Venue:

Restaurant of Yildiz Hotel

 

Friday, 16 May 2014

09:00 - 12:30

Conferance continued in the sections

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch

15:00

Closing Ceremony of the Conference Adoption of the address of the conference participants to the President of Turkmenistan

Venue:

Magtymguly Turkmen State University

18:00

"Magtymguly" Opera

Venue:

Magtymguly Music and Drama Theatre

 

Saturday, 17 May 2014

09:00 - 11:00

Departure of the conference participants

 


Turkmenistan Conference

The Guiding Spirit of Magtymguly will Lead Turkmenistan to a Civilized Nation with an Advanced Culture

Dr. Seong Min Hong

Magtymguly Pyragy(1733-1783)

 

Magtymguly Pyragy was a Turkmen spiritual leader and philosophical poet in the 18th century. He is believed to be born in the Hajygowshan village, now the Iranian province of Golestan.

He studied his early education in the Persian and Arabic languages from his father Döwletmämmet Azady, a leading scholar at that time. He went on to study in various madrassahs.

Magtymguly worked as a silversmith after returning to his home, while he taught and wrote. It is few materials, known about Magtymguly's family life. He is buried in Aktokay village in north-eastern Iran.

 

Magtymguly Pyragy(17331797) was the spiritual leader of Turkmen in the 18th century. At this time, Turkmenistan which was involved in the wars of the whole land adjoined with Iran, Khiva and Afghanistan. The Turkmens were nomadic people who lived on their own, never trying to conquer any land. The Turkmens began to reconstruct their way of life after centuries of poverty and isolation. Turkmenistan established the republic in 1925 after many twists and turns.

In this process, Magtymguly Pyragy played the role to secure independence as the national poet. Using a literary language and Turkic language as opposed to Persian, he was widely respected as the pioneer of Turkmen poetry, literature and language. His poems which are devoted to Turkmen people and humanistic ideals are often quoted as proverbs in Turkmen society. They dealt with the suffering of the common people’s lives and the tragic legacy left behind by the war and tribal conflict. He criticized rulers and many religious figures for their exploitation of the poor and their mockery of justice.

Today Turkmenistan is an independent and neutral country. It has the world's fourth-largest reserves of natural gas. The geographical situation is more advantageous than that of its neighbors due to the outlet to the Caspian Sea and the Middle East. Its culture is a mix of diverse and varied influence. Turkmens drew their inspiration, which can be seen in the literature, the music and the folklore from the nomadic traditions. Now Turkmenistan began to take-off toward a civilized country on the New Silk Road in the 21stcentury. Magtymguly’s spiritual effect will lead to develop the country, opening a new era of Turkmenistan’s renaissance as a cultural movement.

Note: This is Dr. Hong's text of the International scientific conference «Magtymguly Pyragy and universal human cultural values».


RIES Activity

 

 

«Magtymguly Pyragy and Universal Human Cultural Values»에 관한 투르크메니스탄 국제회의

Dr. HONG, president of RIES presented the paper, “The Guiding Spirit of Magtymguly will Lead Turkmenistan to a Civilized Nation with an Advanced Culture” at International Scientific Conference The International scientific conference «Magtymguly Pyragy and universal human cultural values», held in Ashgabat city, Turkmenistan on May 14-16, 2014.

 

막틈굴리 거리축제와 Opera 창작예술

Participants of International Scientific Conference enjoyed street ceremony at "Ylham" Park, concert on the occasion of the Day of Revival, unity and poetry of Magtymguly Pyragy and "Magtymguly" Opera.

 


 

Photos at Conference

 

Conference

Performance & Opera

Carpet Museum

Particpant

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