Archive November 2020

Video lecture “Jumeken’s talent is priceless”

On November 12th,  within the walls of the Karaganda Regional Children’s Library named after Abai, a video lecture entitled “Zhumeken’s talent is priceless” was held with the participation of the author’s researcher Marat Azbanbaev.

The event is dedicated to the 85th birth anniversary of the famous Kazakh poet, prose writer and translator Zhumeken Nazhimedenov (1935 – 1983). Zhumeken Sabyruly is known primarily as the author of the words to the popular song, which served as the basis for the new National Anthem of Kazakhstan.

The guest of the event, who has devoted more than 10 years to studying the biography and creative heritage of Zh. Nazhimedenov, pays special attention to the early period of the future akyn’s life, associated with his work at Karaganda mine  33 (Maikuduk mine). In the inhuman conditions of the mine, giving all his strength to hellish labor, the poet’s character was tempered, his ideas about civic responsibility and patriotism were formed. The name of Zhumeken, according to Marat Aktorgaevich, is inscribed in golden letters in the history of the formation of the mining capital of Kazakhstan. And it is the duty of grateful descendants to immortalize this name among other glorious names of Karaganda.

Researcher Azbanbaev was familiar with Nazhimedenov’s wife, Nasip-apai during his lifetime. Having once seen her interview in one of the newspapers, Marat Aktorgaevich decided to send a request to the regional archive. The materials of the local archive were not enough, then the researcher was forced to turn to the funds of the presidential archive. Studying the biography of an individual, Azbanbaev managed to open a huge layer of documents that severely and honestly reflected the true situation of people who found themselves in the grip of the great war.

In the funds of “Abaevka” readers will find both rare editions that were published during the author’s lifetime, and modern collections in a beautiful hardcover. Some of them were presented at the exhibition “Zhyr da zhazkan, ken de Kazkan – Zhumeken”, prepared for the video lecture hall.

Of particular interest are several small-format books published in the 60-70s. These books were prepared by the well-known publishing house “Zhazushi”, in which the author himself worked at one time. An example is “Zharyk pen zhylu” (Almaty: Zhazushy, 1966), “Mezgil Kunderi” (Almaty: Zhazushy, 1968), etc.

In 2005, a two-volume edition was published, chronologically presenting all the poetry collections created by Zhumeken. The readers’ attention can also be drawn to the collections of smaller volume, which appeared in the series “Atamura kitapkhanasy” and “My 100 books”. In the series “Teenagers library” in 2015, three novels by Nazhmedenov “Aq shagyl “, “Dank pen daqpyrt ” and “Kishkentai” were published.

Having lived a short life, Zhumeken Nazhimedenov left many plans unrealized. But what the author has created has taken a worthy place in the spiritual treasury of our people.


Benefit show “Formula for Success.” Meeting with Sanzhar Kobentaev

On November 12th , on the Saryarqa TV channel, the benefit show “Formula of Success” was filmed. The dialogue took place between the executive director of the public fund “Asar Karaganda”, public activist Sanzhar Kobentaev and the children of the school-gymnasium №41 named after A. Baitursynov, specialized boarding school named after N. Nurmakov and secondary school №58.

The main topic of the meeting was the volunteer movement.

Sanzhar first came into contact with social work in 2016, while still a student. Many guys at the university were active participants in various charity events, and this contributed to the appearance of the young man’s desire to do something useful with his fellow students. “It’s important when you have the right environment. Thanks to my environment, I have become who I am, ”said the Guest.

Today the public fund “Asar Karaganda” works in 5 directions. The “Bereke” charity campaign helps those in need in the form of food baskets, the “Road to School” campaign helps schoolchildren from needy families get ready for school.

During the conversation, the guest of the program advised the participants in the benefit show to engage in self-development, learn languages, and attend various courses. He  is happy to learn to play the national instrument – dombra, he is  in a vocal group.

To the question “How to achieve success in life?” Sanzhar replied that the path to success lies through reading books. “Devote at least 10 minutes to daily reading and also read such books as“ Mamluks ”by author E. Tursunov and“ The Art of Charisma ”by Ch. Hupert,” Sanzhar advised.

“It is generally accepted that only young people – students and schoolchildren can be volunteers. But this is not so; we can all do good to society. For this, first of all, desire is necessary. I consider it my human, civic duty to help those in need, ”says Sanzhar Kobentaev. The active conversation and involvement of Sanzhar contributed to the genuine interest of children in the volunteer movement, life guidelines and human values.

At the end of the filming, Sanzhar identified an active participant in the dialogue and handed over a gift, it turned out to be a student Oraz Aruzhan from  8 “A” class of secondary school №58.

In turn, the organizers of the project presented the Guest with the “Formula of Success” statuette – a symbol of success and recognition, as well as the “Book of Words” by Abai Kunanbayev and the encyclopedia “Kazakstannyn Kyzgaldaktary”.