On October 19, the Head of Bashkortostan Radii Khabirov took part in the celebrations dedicated to the 100th birthday of the national poet of the republic Mustai Karim. The ceremony participants laid flowers at the monument to an outstanding public and cultural figure, located in the Ufa square in front of the House of Trade Unions of the Republic of Bashkortostan, recited the poet’s works and poems about him.
«Today, everyone who loves, remembers him, and, of course, who is proud of the fact that our nation had such a son, gathered here on the day of the 100th anniversary of Mustai Karim,» said Radii Khabirov. «Mustai Karim is a warrior. He went through the war, was badly wounded, returned and stood up again. Must Karim is a peacemaker for us. He did a lot to ensure that all people live in friendship and harmony. And with his own personal example he demonstrated how one can and how one should be friends. Mustai Karim is a mentor and moral ideal for millions of people. We remember Mustai Karim, we are proud of him. It is also important for us that he did a lot to open our Bashkortostan to the world and Russia - our culture, the traditions of our people. And these days, his work reiterates the friendship of peoples, about how to live and what moral ideals should be. Our task is to be like Mustai Karim was, to take an example from him, and to be nourished by his heritage, which is immortal for us. Happy birthday, dear Mustafa Safich!»
State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan Krymbek Kusherbayev conveyed congratulations on behalf of the fraternal Kazakh people. Streets in the cities of Kazakhstan are named after Mustai Karim. Senator Lilia Gumerova read out a greeting from the Minister of Culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky, which noted that the name of Mustai Karim, who made a significant contribution to the development of literature, is forever inscribed in the history of Russian culture.
The first secretary of the board of the Union of Writers of Russia Gennady Ivanov, chairmen of the unions of writers of Dagestan and Kabardino-Balkaria Magomed Akhmedov and Mutalip Beppaev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kyrgyzstan to Russia Alibek Dzhekshenkulov, People's Poet of Tatarstan Renat Haris, founder of the Mustai Karim Foundation, the daughter of the poet Alfiya Karimova also attended the meeting.