Naryn Town Celebrates 150th Anniversary
Naryn Town celebrated its 150th anniversary in the presence of Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, government officials, and local residents on September 21. Following the event, the programme continued with a “Nukura” festival in town where five UCA undergraduate students performed traditional Kyrgyz and Kazakh music, as well as a Pamiri dance.
Dr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha (speaking, centre), addressing the audience during Naryn's 150th
“Currently, the intellectual potential of the Naryn oblast and the city is being enhanced," said Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic. "In addition to fostering the development of graduates for common professions, Naryn State University and the University of Central Asia offer modern technology, information technology (IT) and computer programmes, and are focusing on training IT professionals.”
Dr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of UCA, addressed the gathering during the celebration. “For almost 15 years, the leaders and people of Naryn and the Aga Khan Development Network, including the University of Central Asia, have worked collectively to improve the quality of life of the people. The wisdom and intellectual power of the people of Naryn is what makes this land so great and what will unleash its potential to become a regional centre of excellence in education, culture and tourism.”