On January 26, 2022, in the Turkmen capital, at the initiative of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the International Scientific and Practical Conference "Turkmen land - the center of cultural values of world popularity" began its work.
Members of the Government, leaders and representatives of the Halk Maslakhaty and the Mejlis of Milli Gengesh, ministries and departments, public organizations, scientific and educational sphere, scientists and students attended the opening ceremony and plenary session of the forum, which took place in the building of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Foreign members of the International Association of Turkmen Alabay from a number of countries joined the conference via digital system.
A video clip dedicated to the national historical and cultural heritage, archaeological findings and traditional ancient ornaments preceded the opening ceremony of the forum.
An exhibition of arts and crafts was placed in the exhibition hall of the CCI; elegant yurts “ak öý” were installed. Here are examples of pottery, tapestries, carpets and rugs, jewelry. On special sites one can see the best representatives of the Turkmen Alabay breed.
A special place at the exhibition is given to the books of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
The plenary session of the scientific and practical conference is devoted to such topics as the development and popularization of the experience of national dog breeding, the peculiarities of the upbringing and breeding of the Turkmen Alabay, archaeological finds, ornaments and patterns of carpets and rugs, which reflected the image of the Alabay, etc.
As the speakers noted, such international platforms not only bring together specialists in the field of cynology, but also contribute to the expansion of a mutually enriching dialogue between countries and peoples in the cultural and humanitarian sphere.
In the speeches of foreign participants, the emphasis was placed on world cultural values, which emphasized that the Turkmen land is the center of ancient civilizations and cultural values of world significance. As noted, the Turkmen people have been making a significant contribution to the spiritual and cultural development of humankind for thousands of years.
Foreign cynologists emphasized that the creation of the International Association of Turkmen Alabay with headquarters in Ashgabat, on the initiative of the leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, was a landmark event.
During the work of the first section "Archaeology, intangible cultural heritage and carpet art - the property of universal culture", held at the Turkmen State Institute of Culture, the participants noted the unique national schools that have accumulated over the centuries and have accumulated the richest experience associated with Akhal-Teke horse breeding, breeding of Alabays, as well as with the dutar - a bright brand of national culture.
The second section "Brave Turkmen Alabay - an amazing gift of fertile nature" was held in the building of the International Association of Turkmen Alabay. Presentations were made here on the fidelity and courage of the Alabay - a defender, a symbol of an indomitable will to win, physical strength and good spiritual strength.
On January 27, the conference will continue its work at the Magtymguly Turkmen State University, at the National Carpet Museum and at the Center for Public Organizations of Turkmenistan, where sections will be held on the topics “Brave Turkmen Alabay - a living memory of the times”, “Artistic embodiment of Turkmen Alabay in carpet and arts and crafts ".
A separate section will be devoted to numerous unique works of the head of state Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, which are a source of inspiration and guidance in the study of the primordial national values of the Turkmen people.