President of Tatarstan took part in the opening ceremony of the III World Nomadic Games
September 03, 2018
President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov took part in the opening ceremony of the III World Nomadic Games as part of his working visit to Kyrgyzstan. The solemn event was attended by President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, Prime Minister of Hungary Victor Orban and others.
The theatrical show took place at the hippodrome in Cholpon-Ata with the use of the newest technologies and participation of 1,5 thousand people – circus, theater, ballet, stuntmen and musicians.
The production was named “The Tree of Life” and was dedicated to the philosophy of nomads. The action consisted of nine episodes, dedicated to the history of nomadic peoples, the peculiarities of their culture and customs. Also, the spectators were shown traditional games and competitions of nomads.
After performing the anthem of the World Nomadic Games, a parade of participating countries was launched. The Games will be attended by more than 1,500 athletes from 66 countries, including Russia. The composition of the Russian team included 45 athletes from Tatarstan.
Then the participants and guests of the Games were greeted by President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov. He noted that the civilization of nomads covers the history of thousands of years. “This is a great heritage, covering the territories from the Pacific to Europe, Central and East Asia, Asia Minor and the Middle East. Such boundless expanses could be mastered only by nomads. The world of nomads unites hundreds of nations. Their culture, world view have unique features. The civilization of the nomads played a big role in the process of world development. It, connecting the culture of the West and the East, changed the world, turned it into a channel of renewal, “said Sooronbai Jeenbekov.
According to him, the nomads always adhered to the people’s democracy, combining different cultures, through the patient relationship between religions served as a bridge to peaceful coexistence.
“Not just a demonstration of strength and dexterity, the nomadic games are designed to promote the development of the unique culture and traditions of the present generations of nomads,” President of Kyrgyzstan emphasized. – Traditional sports games of nomads and cultural events bringing together people who came from different parts of the world, personify the ideals of peaceful coexistence of peoples. ”
In conclusion, Sooronbai Jeenbekov said that in 2019 the World Games of the nomads will be held in Turkey.
The III World Games of nomads will be held on Issyk-Kul from September 2 to 8. The competitions are aimed at preserving and reviving the culture of the nomadic peoples of the world and developing their national sports.
The program includes 37 types of sports: horse racing, national martial arts, archery, competitions by hunting, intellectual games of nomads. Within a week, 594 medals will be drawn.
Press Service of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Bulat Nizamedev