Before the event, Nursultan Nazarbayev familiarized himself with the expositions of the Centre’s museum, including paintings by the studio of military artists devoted to Kazakhstan’s Army, the Orbulak Battle diorama and the projection exhibition using 3D-mapping show.
Speaking at the festive meeting, the President of Kazakhstan congratulated all those present on the beginning of Zhas Sarbaz activity, the purpose of which lies in patriotic education of young people. In this regard, the Head of State emphasized the importance of forming the national spirit and deeply studying the country’s history.
"One of the significant issues of the recently published Address to Kazakhstan’s Nation is patriotic education. If we are unable to protect our homeland, then everything we have done over the 27 years of independence will lose its value," Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
The President of Kazakhstan noted that all measures taken by the government today are aimed at creating favourable conditions for the future generation.
"All this is for the youth, being our future. All the work being done is aimed at ensuring that your life is better than ours, so that Kazakhstan becomes even more prosperous," the Head of State addressed the movement’s young members.
Nursultan Nazarbayev called on the youth to actively join the ranks of the members of Zhas Sarbaz.
"Zhas Sarbaz movement should appear in all regions of our country. Young people should be in the ranks of this movement. Therefore, you need to go in for physical culture, to master military specialties. The movement together with Defence Ministry should take an active part in the process of educating patriots. And only then you will become a support for your nation," the President of Kazakhstan said.
The Kazakh leader focused on the article "Seven Faces of the Great Steppe" in strengthening Kazakhstan’s patriotism.
Nursultan Nazarbayev also noted the importance of maintaining stability and interethnic harmony for the benefit of prosperity of Kazakhstan’s society.
"There are many ethnic groups in our country, and we are all citizens of Kazakhstan. We have a rich history, thanks to which we have absorbed tolerance and respect. These values unite our Kazakhstan, making it a strong and respected state. Therefore, being a patriot is our common duty," the President of Kazakhstan emphasized.
In conclusion, the Head of State wished success and new achievements for everyone present.