вторник, 1 сентября 2009 г.

Pearl of the East

History of Tashkent goes 2200 years back. During this period the city grew from a small ancient settlement up to one of the largest cities of Central Asia.
This discovery of the Uzbek archeologists served as a ground for adopting in November 2007 at the 34th session of UNESCO General Conference of resolution on celebrating a 2200 years anniversary of Tashkent city. And on 2 April, 2008 was published the resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On preparing and holding a 2200 years anniversary of Tashkent city”.
Today Tashkent is the large scientific and cultural center, symbol of peace and friendship between the nations, it is the city, which greatly contributed to the development of human civilization. These merits of the city have been widely recognized by the world community which declared Tashkent as the Capital of Islamic Culture in 2007. This resolution by Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) has become an acknowledgment of the policy of the country on restoring the cultural monuments, holy places of worship, preserving and propagating the rich spiritual heritage, invaluable contributions of great scholars of Maveraunnahr, role of Tashkent – one of the most ancient and largest cities of Central Asia in the world history.

Tashkent secures a significant role in the history of national statehood social and political life of the country which greatly contributed in the development of the world civilization whose one of the ancient cradles Uzbekistan is. From the very old Tashkent was famous for its widely-known and deeply revered holy places, wonderfully beautiful monuments of culture, which testify centuries old history of the nation. Our state has always been tenderly preserving the national heritage of its people. During the years of independence numerous monuments regained their second life.

Today they are radiant with their renovated shapes and colors, adorning the capital and promoting the renaissance of traditional cultural values of the Uzbek people, rise of their spirituality, enhancement of historic memory and respect toward the great ancestors.

Tashkent is a center of developed industry as well. It comprises such large enterprises as the Tashkent aviation production plant after V.Chkalov, Uzkabel, Tashkent tractor plant, “Sovplastital” joint venture, Tashkent paint and varnish plant, the furniture production company of “Fayz”, “Uzelektoapparat”. These companies are well known for their production potential, highly-qualified cadres not only in Uzbekistan, beyond the country as well.

In different times, epochs and centuries the travelers and poets wrote about amazing beauty of Tashkent, its buildings and gardens, generosity and hospitality of its people. And today the capital of Uzbekistan has been playing a significant role in expanding intercultural dialogue and international cooperation. Tashkent is to celebrate its 2200 years anniversary in a yet more beautiful look, confirming by its beauty that it is truly a “Pearl of the East” – the major city of Uzbekistan –the country which is heading forward with a great confidence.

I LOVE MY TASHKENT CITY!

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