On December 4, 2019, a meeting with the witnesses of the ‘’Zheltoksan’’ movement in 1986 was held at the Almaty University. The meeting was attended by teachers and students. The purpose of the meeting is to show students the heroic deeds of the victims of the December events, to honor their memory, and to cause respect to the independence of Kazakhstan.
Rector of the University professor Yermaganbetov Mubarak Yermaganbetovich introduced the guests of the meeting, telling about the significance of the December events.
First-year student Asem Yesengeldina made a report «December uprising and its historical role», a first-year student Nazarbayev Talgat told about the life of the hero K. Ryskulbekov. Members of “Zhas Otan” prepared a video about the December events. Madi Batyrkhan brilliantly performed the kui of Kurmangazy “Adai”.
The meeting was attended by members of the «December truth» organization of the Auezov district of Almaty, Abdrakhmanova Zhumaganym Karabalovna and Ashinova Gulnaz Akhatovna.
Those present attentively listened to the recollections of eyewitnesses of those December hard frosty days: “Those days of 1986 cannot be expressed in words or feelings. Young people opposed the unfair decision that was made by the center. This was an example of the courage of a generation of young people who showed unity, innocence of the whole nation”. The memories of the guests of the evening made a special impression on the youth. This suggests that the history of the December movement is of great interest to them.
Undoubtedly, today’s youth understands the need to maintain the flag of Independent Kazakhstan.
At the end of the meeting, women guests who showed indifference and care for people in difficult times for the country received gifts and photographs were taken for memory.