From June 17 to 18 of this year, through the joint efforts of the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Akimat of the Turkestan region of Kazakhstan, an information tour “Turkestan is the pearl of the Turkic Nations” was organized for journalists and bloggers.
As part of the info tour, the guests attended the opening of the Uzbek-Kazakh youth forum “OPEN TURKISTAN YOUTH”. Special guests of the forum were Advisor to the Minister of Tourism and Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Uzbekistan Lola Rakhmanbaeva, chief specialist of the Association of Youth Workers Timur Iskhakov, as well as youth activists Bakhyt Jandos, blogger Baidaulet Jamankulov. During the forum, they exchanged answers for questions on various topics, shared their thoughts with the youth.
It is worth noting that within the framework of the info-tour, representatives of the “Silk Road” International University of Tourism and Cultural Heritage met with the rector of the International University of Tourism and Hospitality Murzamadieva Mainura. During the meeting, the parties discussed the prospects for academic exchange, the development of joint training programs for students and faculties of both universities, the organization of joint research projects and research programs, the holding of joint seminars and scientific and practical conferences and the implementation of joint innovative projects with the possible involvement of interested investors from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, as well as other countries.
In addition, the two-day excursion program included an introductory tour around such sights of Turkestan as the Karvan-Saray, the Khoja Ahmed Yassawi complex, the Uly Dala Eli museum, a flying cinema, the Sauran ancient settlement, the Ukasha ata mausoleum, the Mazhratut mulberry bush, the city of Kentau and Jastar amusement park.
The organized info-tour enabled the delegation from the Republic of Uzbekistan to get acquainted with the tourist potential of the Turkestan region, with its unique natural resources, sanatorium and resort facilities, cultural attractions of the region, including a variety of cuisine and hospitality traditions.
The organizers are confident that the info-tour will give an additional impetus to further expand mutually beneficial cooperation and attract tourists from the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The Embassy of Israel in the Republic of Uzbekistan donated a new collection of unique books to the library of the “Silk Road” International University of Tourism and Cultural Heritage.
These books are devoted to the history, culture and tourism of Israel, as well as museology, architecture and art, which will undoubtedly be of great benefit to our teachers and students in the process of scientific research and education.
The enrichment of the Library fund of the University goes hand in hand with the implementation of the state youth policy, the patriotic education of young people, the improvement of the spirituality of the younger generation, the further development of a culture of reading, respect for national literature and art, appreciation and worthy stimulation of the work of creative workers.
The implementation of the above trends at the “Silk Road” University is largely the merit of the rector - Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Minister of Tourism and Cultural Heritage Aziz Abdukhakimov. Under the leadership of the rector, in the shortest possible time, about 20 thousand books were delivered to the library in such areas as tourism, art, history, archeology, ethnology, geopolitics, economics, cultural studies, religious studies, sculpture, architecture, cultural heritage, published in all corners of the world. Diplomatic institutions of our country abroad also contribute to the enrichment of the University Library.
Life is a long way, and we face many difficulties, joys, and worries along the way. Apart from our knowledge and educational experiences we also need to have special skills that are essential for the future life, so that we can find our own path in life, overcoming the challenges that we face, without giving up on the difficult situations of our lives. As each child grows up and becomes an adult reaching puberty, he or she steps into the entirely new stage of life. The question is whether they are ready for that stage of life or not. Today youth constitute most of the population of Uzbekistan. Every young generation will build their own society by starting their family and every society we create is a whole state. It is known that the more peaceful and harmonious the families, which are an important part of society, the more the state can develop peacefully and sustainably. In this regard, the strength of the family bonds and the formation and implementation of spiritual aspects in it are essential. It is because children who are the future of our country are grown up in the families.
So how strong are the bonds of families today and how about the foundation? Indeed, who or what plays a crucial role in the formation of the family, what about external influences? How well do existing families and new small families maintain their status? Do we evaluate how much influence the Western culture and the Western way of life have on our families?
This means that every young person who builds a family must have the ability to take responsibility for preparing the family for the problems that will arise in it, as well as the ability to find solutions based on our religious and secular and of course our national values.
One of the reasons for the growing number of family conflicts in society today is the fact that young people's perceptions of family life are not sufficiently formed. We know that many young people spend most of their time in the schools where they study. We think that every university should have master classes to prepare young people for marriage. You may be wondering, “Why do we need those classes that may take so much time?” Your question is relevant.
It would be a good idea to organize family preparation master classes that we offer at our university, because after the daily classes, at least once a week, there should be a place where students can express their inner experiences. These master classes are not the same boring lectures as you might think, but of course modern psychological trainings, brainstorming exercises. Family preparation master classes should be conducted once a week or every two weeks, depending on demand, in collaboration with a university psychologist.
Within the framework of the project “Vocational Education for Economic Growth in Central Asia (PECA)”, implemented in cooperation with the German Society for International Cooperation and the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education, an international scientific and practical conference “Regional aspects of sustainable development: challenges and prospects” is planned to be held in Tashkent on October 27-28 this year.
The scope of work carried out in our country to support young people and protect their rights and interests is expanding. Activists and deputies of the Democratic Party of Uzbekistan “Milliy Tiklanish” are also actively involved in this process, inspiring young men and women for great goals.
In this regard, at the “Silk Road” International University of Tourism and Cultural Heritage, together with the Samarkand City Council and the City Council of the Youth Union, on the occasion of the “Youth Month”, a thematic meeting “Deputy and Youth” was held with university students.
On June 16 this year, the “Silk Road” International University of Tourism and Cultural Heritage hosted a volleyball tournament as part of the “Cup of the State Security Service of the Republic of Uzbekistan” among students of higher educational institutions of the Samarkand region.
200 students from 11 higher educational institutions took an active part in the competition.
According to the results of the competition, the team of Samarkand State University took 1st place, the team of Samarkand State Medical University took 2nd place, the team of the Uzbek-Finnish Pedagogical Institute of Samarkand State University took 3rd place.
On June 15 this year, the US Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Uzbekistan Daniel N. Rosenblum paid an official visit to the “Silk Road” International University of Tourism and Cultural Heritage. The visit is timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as the expansion of working contacts with the “Silk Road” International University.
The guest of honor was met by the first vice-rector of the university J. Eltazarov. During the study tour around the University, the Ambassador was impressed by the management model and advanced technologies used in the teaching process, as well as the unique historical elements of the Great Silk Road, the galleries and the University Library.
In addition, Mr. Daniel N. Rosenblum held a guest lecture for university students on the topic “The Benefits of an International & American Education”, during which students received the necessary information about study opportunities in US universities. The meeting was held in an interactive format, students actively asked questions on topics of interest to them regarding studies and academic exchange opportunities in the United States.
The program of the visit also included an official meeting of Mr. Daniel N. Rosenblum with the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of the Silk Road University, prof. R.J. Hoffmann. During the meeting, the parties discussed the prospects for cooperation in the educational field. Prof. R.J. Hoffmann noted the need to maintain strong working contacts, as well as to establish an academic bridge for the unhindered mobility of students and teachers of universities in both countries. The parties noted the incredible expansion of mutual opportunities in all areas of activity achieved over 30 years of official diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and the United States. In turn, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Daniel N. Rosenblum expressed his gratitude for the hospitality. He stressed that, for his part, he would do everything necessary to implement the discussed plans.
The library is an integral part of education, reflecting the human need for the accumulation and enhancement of knowledge, cultural and intellectual development.
Thus, representatives of the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Heritage, on the initiative of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism and Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Rector of the “Silk Road” International University of Tourism and Cultural Heritage – Aziz Abdukhakimov, handed over about 100 books on broad areas of activity that will help students expand their knowledge in the learning process.
At the moment, the Library Fund stores more than 15 thousand printed and about 10 thousand electronic publications in such areas as tourism management, tourism marketing, archeology, museology, art, history, economics, gastronomic and pilgrimage tourism, linguistics, culture, ethnography, fiction, as well as manuals and textbooks in different languages of the world.
“We express our deep gratitude to the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism and Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Rector of the “Silk Road” University Aziz Abdukhakimov for his invaluable contribution to enriching the library fund of the university, – the director of the University Library, Siddikov Nurali, shares his impressions.
On June 10 this year, 47 graduate students of the Bukhara College of Tourism and Cultural Heritage at the “Silk Road” International University of Tourism and Cultural Heritage visited the University as part of the “Open Doors Day”.
The leading specialist of the department of work with professional educational institutions J. Kholbaev held a meeting with graduates of the technical school on the basis of the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated January 11, 2022 DCM No. 17 “On approval of the Regulations on the procedure for admission of successfully graduated graduates of technical schools to study in the areas of bachelor’s degree education of higher educational institutions on the basis of an interview”.
Also, the youth department of the University, in particular, the chief specialist of the department – S. Khaydarov, organized an excursion around the University for students of the Bukhara technical school. During the tour, information was provided on the conditions and available opportunities created for the successful education of University students.
In order to find an answer to this question, the Chairman of the Women’s Council of the “Silk Road” International University of Tourism and Cultural Heritage M. Abbasova and psychologist D. Turdiyeva visited Student Hostel No. 5.
The next meeting of the Women’s Council, which is regularly held among student-girls, was organized in the form of a warm conversation. Our girls, who are on the verge of marriage and are future mothers, were very interested in the topics of family, marriage, motherhood, early marriage, pregnancy, extramarital relations. In a lively discussion, the issues of the relationship of young people, their responsibility to the family, the future generation were also discussed.
Psychologist D. Turdieva shared her thoughts on the highest human quality – responsibility. The theme of the psychological aspects of responsibility, which is an important factor in achieving the goals, aroused great interest among the girls.
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