Honor­ing the Great States­man

The 100th an­niver­sary of the birth of the out­stand­ing states­man and writer Sharaf Rashidov is widely cel­e­brated in our coun­try

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On Novem­ber 6 – on his birth­day, festive events ded­i­cated to his cen­te­nary were held in Jiz­zakh. Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan Shavkat Mirziy­oyev at­tended the events.

The open­ing cer­e­mony of the mon­u­ment to Sharaf Rashidov, erected in the cen­ter of the city of Jiz­zakh, was held.

The event was at­tended by mem­bers of the Se­nate, deputies of the Leg­isla­tive Cham­ber of the Oliy Ma­jlis of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan, mem­bers of the gov­ern­ment, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of state and pub­lic or­ga­ni­za­tions, la­bor vet­er­ans, writ­ers and artists, res­i­dents of the re­gion, our com­pa­tri­ots fr om the Repub­lic of Karakalpak­stan, re­gions and the city of Tashkent, for­eign guests, and youth. It was also at­tended by rel­a­tives of Sharaf Rashidov, his friends, col­leagues and stu­dents.

The Pres­i­dent of Uzbek­istan Shavkat Mirziy­oyev de­liv­ered a speech at the cer­e­mony. The Head of our state spoke about life and ac­tiv­i­ties, high hu­man qual­i­ties of Sharaf Rashidov, his great mer­its for the ben­e­fit of our peo­ple. Sharaf Rashidov was born on Novem­ber 6, 1917 in the city of Jiz­zakh. He stud­ied at Jiz­zakh Ped­a­gog­i­cal Tech­nicum, at the Fac­ulty of Philol­ogy of Sa­markand State Uni­ver­sity. He started his ca­reer in a news­pa­per of Sa­markand re­gion, be­came an edi­tor of the news­pa­per due to his pro­found knowl­edge and abil­i­ties, while study­ing at the uni­ver­sity’s fi­nal year.

He par­tic­i­pated in the Sec­ond World War, in 1942, re­turned af­ter be­ing in­jured. At the age of thirty was ap­pointed edi­tor of the lead­ing edi­tion of the repub­lic of that time – “Kizil Uzbek­iston” news­pa­per. Sharaf Rashidov is well known as a poet, writer and pub­li­cist.

When he was ap­pointed head of Uzbek­istan in 1959, he was just over forty. Sharaf Rashidov de­voted him­self to this ex­tremely re­spon­si­ble post for al­most a quar­ter of a cen­tury.

It was a very dif­fi­cult, con­tra­dic­tory time. Sharaf Rashidov ful­filled his fil­ial duty to peo­ple in such con­di­tions with honor. De­vel­op­ment of Mirzachul, Karshi, Yazya­van, Surkhan-Sher­abad steppes, cre­ation of gar­dens and food crops on mil­lions of hectares of vir­gin lands – these were the mea­sures aimed to­wards the fu­ture.

Dur­ing the pe­riod of Sharaf Rashidov’s lead­er­ship, new cities such as Navoi, Zaraf­shan, Yangiyer, Gulis­tan and oth­ers emerged on the map of Uzbek­istan. Largescale con­struc­tion and im­prove­ment works were car­ried out in all re­gions of the repub­lic. Con­struc­tion of a va­ri­ety of fa­cil­i­ties – plants, fac­to­ries, hos­pi­tals, higher ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions, schools, lay­ing of roads, de­vel­op­ment of mines are as­so­ci­ated with the name of this per­son.

Dur­ing this pe­riod, Tashkent turned into one of the most beau­ti­ful cities in the East. This was es­pe­cially ev­i­dent af­ter the earth­quake in Tashkent. To­day, the metro, the Palace of arts “Istik­lol”, “Uzbek­istan” ho­tel, Tashkent TV Tower are the adorn­ment of our cap­i­tal. Sharaf Rashidov was a very mod­est, gen­er­ous man. He could find a way to ev­ery­one’s heart.

An out­stand­ing states­man also es­tab­lished a large school of man­age­ment. The wisdom, jus­tice, diplo­macy of this per­son and at the same time his sim­plic­ity served as an ex­am­ple for all lead­ers.

The eco­nomic growth of the repub­lic de­creased af­ter the death of Sharaf Rashidov. This be­came, first of all, the re­sult of an ill­con­ceived pol­icy at that time, fi­nally, the loss by peo­ple of their au­thor­i­ta­tive, ex­pe­ri­enced leader, with­out whom our repub­lic was turned into an ex­per­i­men­tal site.

Sharaf Rashidov was a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of his era, served the sys­tem op­er­at­ing at that time. How­ever, with his death, this sys­tem be­trayed him, in­sulted his mem­ory, pur­sued his rel­a­tives.

Af­ter Is­lam Ka­ri­mov be­came the head of the repub­lic, his­tor­i­cal jus­tice was re­stored; the good name of Sharaf Rashidov was re­born. At the ini­tia­tive of the first Pres­i­dent of our coun­try, his 75th an­niver­sary was widely cel­e­brated in 1992.

Large-scale prepa­ra­tion for this event was car­ried out in Jiz­zakh. The al­ley of Sharaf Rashidov in the regional cen­ter has been re­con­structed. Over 20 species of trees im­ported fr om Bel­gium, such as moun­tain pine, birch, tulip tree and oth­ers, have been planted on the ter­ri­tory. A color foun­tain with a di­am­e­ter of 24 me­ters is in­stalled. Uzbek­istan Ho­tel next to the al­ley is also re­con­structed. The Bus­ton and Navruz com­plexes lo­cated on its two sides have been thor­oughly ren­o­vated, mod­ern con­di­tions for hold­ing large fo­rums have been cre­ated.

The Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan Shavkat Mirziy­oyev and daugh­ter of Sharaf Rashidov’s, Sayy­ora Rashidova, opened the mon­u­ment to the great states­man.

Shavkat Mirziy­oyev vis­ited the me­mo­rial mu­seum of Sharaf Rashidov, the con­struc­tion of which was com­pleted on the eve of the ju­bilee, got ac­quainted with con­di­tions cre­ated here and the pre­sented ex­po­si­tions. The fa­cade and in­te­rior of the mu­seum are dec­o­rated in tra­di­tions of na­tional ar­chi­tec­ture. An op­por­tu­nity of show­ing films about ac­tiv­i­ties of Sharaf Rashidov is cre­ated in the con­fer­ence hall.

There are more than 2,700 ex­hibits in the mu­seum, which tell the story of the life and work of the out­stand­ing states­man and writer. There is a rail­way car next to the mu­seum, which Sharaf Rashidov used dur­ing the state ser­vice. The in­te­rior of the rail­way car is kept in its orig­i­nal form.

Pres­i­dent Shavkat Mirziy­oyev vis­ited the me­mo­rial com­plex cre­ated in Jiz­zakh in mem­ory of Hamid Alim­jan and Zul­fiya. The head of our state gave in­struc­tions for per­fect­ing the land­scape of the al­ley named af­ter Hamid Alim­jan and Zul­fiya, im­prove­ment of the mu­seum’s ac­tiv­i­ties, strength­en­ing the ma­te­rial and tech­ni­cal base of the board­ing school. He laid flow­ers at the foot of the mon­u­ment to the po­ets.

Jiz­zakh regional mu­si­cal drama the­ater was re­con­structed at the level of mod­ern re­quire­ments in con­nec­tion with the 100th an­niver­sary of the birth of the out­stand­ing states­man, fa­mous writer Sharaf Rashidov.

The fa­cade of the the­ater build­ing is riv­eted with a mod­ern cover, stained-glass win­dows are in­stalled, and the side­walks are laid with ce­ramic tiles in the process of large-scale ac­tiv­i­ties car­ried out here. A ma­jes­tic foun­tain is erected in front of the the­ater, rare or­na­men­tal trees and flow­ers are planted on the ter­ri­tory.

The heat­ing and ven­ti­la­tion sys­tems, wa­ter and elec­tric­ity net­works, seat­ing in the au­di­to­rium for 550 seats, stage light­ing de­vices, sound am­pli­fy­ing equipment are ren­o­vated, nec­es­sary con­di­tions in dress­ing rooms are cre­ated.

The Pres­i­dent of our coun­try, in­spect­ing the the­ater build­ing, noted that this mod­ern cen­ter of art be­came a great gift for res­i­dents of Jiz­zakh re­gion dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tion of the an­niver­sary of Sharaf Rashidov.

The ac­tiv­ity of the cre­ative team of the the­ater should now be felt by res­i­dents of re­mote dis­tricts of the re­gion, said Shavkat Mirziy­oyev. To do this, it is nec­es­sary to in­crease the po­ten­tial of the cre­ative team, work on cre­at­ing the­atri­cal works at the level of to­day’s re­quire­ments. Peo­ple’s in­ter­est in the the­ater should be in­creased, and their spirituality should be ed­u­cated through this.

A me­mo­rial evening and a con­cert pro­gram ded­i­cated to the cen­te­nary of the birth of the out­stand­ing states­man and writer Sharaf Rashidov was held in Jiz­zakh regional mu­si­cal drama the­ater.

Me­mo­rial evenings, spir­i­tual and ed­u­ca­tional ac­tiv­i­ties de­voted to the 100th an­niver­sary of the out­stand­ing states­man and writer Sharaf Rashidov are con­tin­u­ing through­out our coun­try, in ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions, mil­i­tary units, work teams col­lec­tives and ma­hal­las.

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