The third award ceremony was held in London on December, 12, in honor of the 85th anniversary of the famous writer, reports BNews.kz.
The award was given for an outstanding contribution to the dissemination of the spiritual heritage of Chingiz Aitmatov to the world, reported the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A well-known Kyrgyz director Bolot Shamshiev, an expert on Central Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies (School of Oriental and African Studies) of the University of London - Shirin Akiner, founder of the magazine «Open Central Asia» - Niku Rowan, the President of the American University in Central Asia - Andrew Wachtel, have also become the laureates of an award.
The short clips from the movie “White Steamer” and “The First Teacher” were shown to the guests during the event.
Recall, that the award named after Chingiz Aitmanov was established in 2011. The prize is awarded by the Academy of Aitmatov, which was founded in London.