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“Great steppe games” gives a new spread to national values

“Great steppe games” gives a new spread to national values  - e-history.kz
“Great steppe games” are to rise due to the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate
With the participation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev on 8-9 October in Zhambyl region the celebration of the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate is taking place. The streets are arranged and ready to accept guests. On the eve of the national event the International “Eurasia Barysy” in Kazaksha kures (Kazakh wrestling) is going to be held. With the support of the"Nur Otan" party the Association of National Sports and “Great steppe games” by the Akimat of Zhambyl region are to enliven the splendor of the occasion. About that today, during the special press-conference the President of the Association of National Sports Bekbolat Tileukhan reported. 

The press-conference was held at “RIXOS” hotel, “Shanyrak” hall in Astana. The President of the Association of National Sports Bekbolat Tileukhan, Deputy Akim of Zhambyl region Abdaly Nuraliyev and Deputy Head of the Sports Committee of the Ministry of Culture and Sports RK Serik Zharasbayev and representatives of media participated in that event. “Again, we are involved in the celebration of such a large-scale event as the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate. 

It is the “Great steppe games” being carried out in the central hippodrome in Taraz. That is why, we are planning to conduct the games of great steppe on 8-9 October in Taraz dedicated to the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate. The first country to carry out Asia Championship in kokpar is Kazakhstan, moreover, Kazakhstan stood out to be the pioneer in the conduct of audaryspak and tenge ilu in the Asia championship. In Asia Kazakhstan appeared to be the country which officially practiced the training for asau. Thus, if not to show these achievements now, then when?! The Kazakhs who do not ride a horse are lacking. After the great steppe games three types of baiga, among which are zhakyn, alaman, and ushkyr will be held”, said the President of the Association of National Sports Bekbolat Tileukhan. 

The “Great steppe games” is the high-level occasion which expresses esteem to the specific culture and art of our people and is going to be held in the sacred land. We are organizing the 31 km long alaman baiga, 21 km long top baiga and ushkyr baiga in the horse race. The competition will be conducted by knowledgeable and professional judges. All in all, more than 150 horses are anticipated to take part in the race. The prize is quite valuable. The quickest horses will be given money prize. 

Along with that, in the hippodrome of Zhambyl region the performance called the “Great steppe games” is going to be set for the wide audience. The top Asia Championship sportsmen in kokpar, audaryspak, tenge ilu and the new masters of sport in being developed zhamby atu will participate. According to Abdaly Nuraliyev’s words, who is the Deputy Akim of Zhambyl region, that celebration is going to be held not by means state budget, but with the help of sponsors. 

“The sponsors contributed financially to carry out of the Great steppe games. There was no financial endowment from the part of Akimat of state budget. So, it is necessary to emphasize the generosity delivered by the sponsors for the development of national sports. In general, the prize fund of the “Great steppe games” competition is 32 mln tenge. Again, I would rather underline that for the carrying out of those games no finances were delivered by the state, the sponsors rendered assistance”, said Deputy Director of the region.