Academician Mukhtar Imanov was honored with
the award “Mahmud Kashgari”
On the 18th of May the presentation of the award “Mahmud Kashgari” instituted by the International Fund named after Mahmud Kashgari was held at the Institute of Manuscripts named after Muhammad Fuzuli ANAS. The ceremony was opened by the director of the Institute of Manuscripts, academician Teymur Kerimli and he has informed the guests with the purpose of the meeting.
The chief of the International Fund named after Mahmud Kashgari Elkhan Zal Garakhanli mentioned that the fund’s purpose which founded in 2006 is to introduce the Azerbaijan and common Turkic culture to the world and award the people with the diplomas and medals.
The famous persons got this award are the followings: the former president of Turkey Suleyman Demirel, the famous poet Oljas Suleymanov, academicians such as Isa Hababbeyli, Abel Maharramov, Sabit Dosanov, Chingiz Abdullayev and others.
The writer Elchin Huseynbeyli also spoke about the historical importance of award.
The director of Folklore Institute ANAS, academician Mukhtar Imanov spoke about the great works done by the fund in Azerbaijan and Turkic world. He had named the great encyclopedic scientist Mahumd Kashgari as the folklorist and his famous work “Divani-lugat-it turk” the great folklore source.
Then the awards were presented to the scientists.