November 29 an extended meeting of the World Congress of Tatars was held in Kazan.
The morning seminar-meeting was devoted to acquaintance with the peculiarities of the activity of public organizations. The chairmen of the national-cultural autonomies of the Tatars of Moscow Region and Chuvashia Farit Mukhtasarov and Farit Gibatdinov told about their positive and negative experience in obtaining federal, regional, Tatarstan grants. The lawyer of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of Tatars Ravza Shagimuratova detailed in her speech on the intricacies of state registration of public organizations in Russia. The topic was very in demand, many issues were asked, and even after the end of the seminar, its participants approached with questions.
After lunch, a plenary meeting was held. It was opened and led by the chairman of the National Council of the World Congress of Tatars, the vice-premier of the government of Tatarstan Vasil Shaykhraziev. He noted in his greeting the significance of this day for the fate of the Tatar language.
The first word was given to the chairman of the executive committee of the World Tatar Congress Rinat Zakirov. He told about the most significant events of the outgoing year, as well as plans for 2018. The Chairman of the EC WCT drew the attention of the leaders of the Tatar organizations to the fact that next year they made every effort to attract youth and create Tatar youth organizations. Also, the need for more active promotion of the projects “Ana tel”, “Tatar kyzy” was stressed.
The chairman of the Federal National-Cultural Autonomy of the Tatars Ildar Gilmutdinov spoke about the preparation for parliamentary hearings in the State Duma of the Russian Federation on the teaching of national languages.
Ramiz Safin, the chairman of the executive committee of the Tatar national-cultural autonomy of the Ulyanovsk region, the deputy chairman of the congress of Tatars of the Sverdlovsk region (“Ural Tatarlary”) Favia Safiullina, the representative of the World Congress of Tatars in the Republic of Lithuania, the chairman of the Tatar society of Nemezhis Tair Kuznetsov, the representative of the World Congress Tatars in the Perm Region Salim Nazin, President of the Republican Public Association “Tugan tel” Tatar-Bashkir Cultural Center “(Kyrgyzstan ) Gulsina Ulmaskulova, chairman of the Association of the Republic of Bashkortostan of Tatar women “Ak kalfak” Lucia Vafina, editor-in-chief of Beznen Miras magazine Lyabib Leron, deputy mufti of Tatarstan Rustem hazrat Valiullin spoke at the session.
Then it was suggested to take as a basis the proposed draft work plan of the EC WCT for 2018 and the resolutions of the extended meeting and vote for them. The proposal was supported.
At the very end of the meeting the winners of the contest of Tatar journalists “Tatar Rukh Hyam Kalyam” were awarded, state awards of the Republic of Tatarstan and the WCT awards were presented to activists of Tatar organizations and employees of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of Tatars.
In the evening, participants of the expanded meeting of the World Congress of Tatars will watch the play “Kiyalar” at the Tatar State Drama and Comedy Theater named after K. Tinchurin.