Joint celebration of Navruz in bordering villages of Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic

Mar 20, 2016


March 20th, 2016., Vorukh Jamoat, Isfara, Sughd region


Navruz relates to personification of life, beginning of a new day, and rebirth of nature. celebration of Navruz holiday associates with hope for a brighter future.


On March 20th, 2016 in Vorukh Jamoat, Isfara District, a grand celebration of holiday was organized outdoors in the blooming garden. Joint celebration of Navruz is a good tradition for the residents of bordering villages of Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic. Guests from neighboring Batken region of the Kyrgyz Republic  were invited to the event.


During last few years neighbors celebrate holidays separately. This year Hukumat of Isfara with the support of UN “Cross-border Cooperation for Sustainable Peace and Development” project financed by the United Nations Fund for Peacebuilding and the Swiss Development Agency organized a joint celebration of Navruz holiday. Mr. Dilshod Rasulzoda Jabbor, Chairperson of Isfara district, Mr. Taalaibek Ibragimov, First Deputy Chairperson of Batken district of Kyrgyz Republic, Head of neighboring Kyrgyz Aiyl Okmotu, aksakals and youth took part at the event.


The Chairperson of Isfara district in his congratulatory speech, noted that joint celebration of Navruz with residents of neighboring Kyrgyz Republic is a good start for implementation of planned activities by administrations of two neighboring regions.


Sport activities were organized among the youth of Vorukh Jamoat and Aksay Ayil Okmotu and winners were awarded with gifts. Songs and dances, games and performances made the event joyful. Active participation of women and youth who took up organization and conduction of this interesting event was significant.


According to Mr. G. Karomiddinov, representative of Hukumat of Sughd region in Batken district,the international organizations are reliable partners in the rapprochement between people living in bordering communities.


Mr. Aksai Dubanaev Zayniddin, Chairperson of village Aksacal Council thanked for invitation and mentioned that: "This is the first major joint event of Tajik and Kyrgyz Republic bordering villages after conflict in 2013. I am sure it will give a good impact to further strengthen our friendly relations."


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Ms. Zumrat Normatova – Community Development Specialist, Communities Programme, UNDP Tajikistan, e-email:  Click / tap here to add contact info

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