December 7, 2017 a solemn ceremony of awarding the winners of the annual open competition "Independence of Kazakhstan and Elbasy" among workers of printed and electronic mass media devoted to the Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan took place in Nazarbayev Center. The competition was organized by the Library and the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy.
Students of the Philological Faculty of the Eurasian National University named after L.N. Gumilev were also invited to this event. Teams ТЭ-11, РФ-32, Стр-13, ПД-11, ТТТиТ-11, ШТ-13 led by Rakhimzhanova Gulnara associate Professor of the Department of Russian Philology and Abaganova Assel Senior lecturer of the Department of Russian Philology, visited this event, also linking it with the studied lexical topics in the Russian language - "Tour of Astana", "Publicistic style".
The goal of the contest is to highlight the achievements of the country during the years of independence, popularize the "Nazarbayev model", ideas and initiatives of Elbasy as the basis of Kazakhstan's statehood. In his welcoming address to the winners of the contest, the Head of the Chancery of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Acting Director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Elbasy Mahmud Kasymbekov said:
The contest "Independence of Kazakhstan and Elbasy", dedicated to the Independence Day of Kazakhstan, is held for the second time. This year, the total number of entries is 447, 364 of them registered works. The absolute majority of competitive works is distinguished by high professionalism, relevance of content and original style of presentation. Compared with 2016, this year the number of applications filed has significantly increased. If to consider by nominations, in the nomination "The best publication in Internet media" 117 materials are registered; "The best TV material" - 81 work; in the category "Best radio material" 23 works are presented. The largest number of entries was registered in the nomination "Best article in newspapers and magazines" - 149 articles. I express my gratitude to the participants for the active participation in the contest organized by the Elbasy Foundation and Library.
The award ceremony was attended by Chairman of the Commission, Head of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstanб Acting Director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy Mahmud Kasymbekov; Deputy Chairman of the Commission, Executive Director of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy Kanat Dzhumabaev; Deputy of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Sauytbek Abdrakhmanov; Deputy of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Arthur Platonov; General Director of the Non-commercial joint-stock company "Teleradiocomplex of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan"; President of the Club of Chief Editors of Kazakhstan Erlan Bekhkhin; Chairman of the Board of JSC " Khabar Agency " Almagul Ahmetzhanova.
The competition was held in four nominations. Contest Committee included well-known journalists, statesmen and public figures of Kazakhstan. The winners of the contest in each of the nominations are awarded a cash prize of 1 million KZT, and for the second and third places - 500 thousand and 200 thousand KZT, respectively. In addition, diplomas and badges were awarded to all winners.
Professional journalists took part in the competition, both individually and collectively.
Abaganova Assel, Master of philology, Senior lecturer of Eurasian National University named after L.N. Gumilev