STAVROPOL CELEBRATED THE 295TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DAY THE BIRTH OF THE POET AND THINKER MAKHTUMKULI FRAGI
On May 4, 2019, celebrations were held in the village of Edelbay in the Blagodarnensky District of the Stavropol region of the Russian Federation on the occasion of the 295th anniversary of the birth of the great Turkmen poet and thinker Makhtumkuli Fragi.
This event was organized by the Turkmen diaspora of the city of Stavropol, Ipatovsky, Turkmensky, Arzgirsky, Neftekumsky, Blagodarnensky districts of the Stavropol region and Astrakhan region. The consul of Turkmenistan in the Russian Federation (Astrakhan), the heads of administrations of the above districts of the region also took part in the celebrations.
The participants of the event expressed their gratitude to President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for his significant contribution to the development of Turkmen-Russian relations.
The festive day, which began early in the morning with laying flowers to the monument to Makhtumkuli Fragi, continued with a concert, horse races, cuisine and ended with a youth football match. Participants of the poetry readings of the poems of the Turkmen poet and thinker Makhtumkuli Fragi and artists of the Houses of Culture were awarded with memorable prizes and gifts.