In the framework of the international youth-political forum “Jastar-Otanga!”, a panel session on “Bridges of Spirituality – from Farabi to Nizami” dedicated to the 880th anniversary of Nizami Ganjavi was held on 6 October 2021.
Nurjan Jetpisbayev, Chairman of МК “Jas Otan” greeted the participants and noted the importance of the event. In his speech, Mr. Vusal Gurbanov, Acting Director of ICYF-ERC talked about the importance of the poems written by Nizami Ganjavi, his humanistic messages to the world, as well as the role of the famous scientist #Farabi, writer Abay Kunanbayev, who lived and worked in Kazakhstan, in spreading their humanist ideas. Mr. Gurbanov also noted that by the decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev the year 2021 has been declared as the year of Nizami Ganjavi in Azerbaijan, who is one of the greatest poets and thinkers of the Muslim East. Ilqar Fehmi, Writer-playwright, Secretary of the Writers’ Union of Azerbaijan gave an online lecture on the peculiarities of Nizami’s work. Amerkul Abuov, a professor from Kazakhstan and doctor of philosophical sciences, emphasized Farabi’s work and what modern Kazakh youth should learn from this scientist.
At the end of the session, Nurjan Jetpisbayev, Chairman of МК “Jas Otan” Young Wing shared his views on the city of Shusha which was liberated from Armenian occupation and declared the cultural capital of Azerbaijan by President Ilham Aliyev’s decree. Young people from Russia, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan expressed a desire to visit Shusha.