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I International Conference of culture, science and education dedicated to the 880th anniversary of Nizami Ganjavi was held

On the 2nd of July the Institute of Folklore of ANAS, Ganja branch of ANAS and the Turkish Institute of Economic Development and Social Research (IKSAD) jointly organized the I International Conference on Culture, Science and Education dedicated to the 880th anniversary of Nizami Ganjavi.
At the opening ceremony of the conference, first of all, a direct connection was established with Nizami’s homeland Ganja. The meeting at the Nizami tomb was moderated by Alvan Jafarov IKSAD Chief Representative for Azerbaijan. Director of the Institute of Folklore of ANAS, academician Mukhtar Kazimoglu-Imanov made an introductory speech at the plenary session of the conference, emphasizing that the conference dedicated to the 880th anniversary of Nizami Ganjavi was held by the order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. The academician said that Nizami was undoubtedly one of the rarest and most powerful artists in the world and the founder of the school. During his speech, academician M.Kazimoglu-Imanov noted that Nizami was the first artist in the history of world literature to create “Khamsa” and that “Khamsa” was a poetic system that formed the main line of his literary school. Noting that Nizami was a deep scientist, as well as an outstanding thinker, the scientist noted that he had a significant influence on world literature both as a thinker and as a master of artistic speech.

Then the speech was made by the editor-in-chief of the department of Dede Gorgud of the Institute of Folklore of ANAS, R.Gafarli. During his speech the scientist said that for several months, Azerbaijan, Turkey and other Turkic-speaking countries, as well as a number of European countries celebrate the 880th anniversary of the pride of the Turkic world. R.Gafarli noted that Nizami created his own works with Renaissance atmosphere and continued for years.
Head of the department of Mythology of the Institute of Folklore, Professor Seyfaddin Rzasoy said in his speech that Nizami Ganjavi, who was thrown into the literature square in the 12th century, not only created a new poetics with his “Khamsa”, but also he laid the foundation of a new ideology, a new national ideology expressed in the poetic form. Noting that Nizami was a great artist and extraordinary personality who created the ideological foundations of the Turkish national identity with his “Khamsa”, the scientist described his tenacity as a creative event reflecting the thoughts of modern man himself since the 12th century.

At all meetings of the conference the head of the Institute for Economic Development and Social Research of Turkey(IKSAD) Dr.Mustafa Latif Emek, Chief Coordinator Atabek Movlyanov and Nurlan Ahmadov took part.
After the evaluation of the section sessions of the 1st “International Conference on Culture, Science and Education dedicated to the 880th anniversary of Nizami Ganjavi”, Nakhchivan accepted the event for the next year and the event was completed with the composition “Nizami” prepared under the direction of the dean of the faculty of Art of the State University, Honored Artist Javid Ismayilov.

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