Today, Ashgabat hosted the opening ceremony of the Center of the International Association of Ahalteke Horse Breeding and the International Association “Turkmen Alabay”.
The opening ceremony of the Center was attended by the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, the Deputy Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty Milli Gengesh, the Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, the heads of the military and law enforcement agencies, ministries and sectoral departments, public organizations, the media, and the Ashgabat hyakim.
In a solemn atmosphere, Deputy Prime Minister, Head of the International Association of Ahalteke Horse Breeding and the International Association “Turkmen Alabay” Serdar Berdimuhamedov cut the traditional ribbon - a new profile object is open!
In continuation of the ceremony, its participants got acquainted with the infrastructure and equipment of the Center, the conditions created here for the fruitful work of specialists and for holding various events.
On the first floor of the building there is a Museum, the exposition of which includes original sculptural and pictorial images of Ahalteke horses - outstanding representatives of this legendary, world-famous horse breed, and Turkmen Alabay, thematic carpet canvases.
A special place in the exposition is occupied by a carpet on which the poem of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov “Turkmen Alabay” is woven.
In addition, here you can see magnificent examples of horse ornaments, testifying to the immeasurable love of the Turkmen people for their horses, and their reverent attitude towards them. The traditions of decorating horses, which originated in antiquity, have survived to this day in the national culture, being embodied in the works of modern talented jewelers. In ancient times, such jewelry also served as a protective and amulet.
At the same time, there are samples of saddles intended for use at races, as well as for festive decoration of horses, to which the seis masters always approach with great responsibility.
A video showing the memorable moment when President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov presented an alabay puppy named Vepaly to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in 2017 was shown to the participants of the ceremony on a special monitor installed in the Museum.
As the head of state noted then, the Alabay have long been faithful companions and friends of the Turkmen people. And it is no coincidence that Vepaly alabay was chosen as the image of the V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, held in September 2017 in Ashgabat.
A video was also shown here, telling about the alabay donated by the Turkmen leader to the former Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, and about how he lives in Russia, where he perfectly adapted to local climatic conditions, including snowy winters.
The participants of the ceremony were also offered videos about the newborn foal of Ashgabat, which is a descendant of the legendary Akhan, the process of his growing up and formation as a horse.
Then the participants of the ceremony got acquainted with the library of the Center. Here, a special place is occupied by the works of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, translated into different languages of the world. Among them are books dedicated to “heavenly” horses and Alabays.
It should be noted that the library has a rich book fund. It is fully computerized, which provides users with wide access to electronic library resources, specialized scientific and methodological literature. There are also periodicals and other publications dedicated to the Ahalteke horses and Alabay.
The electronic website of the library, operating in three languages, is daily updated with information about Ahalteke horses and Turkmen alabay, whose images are also captured in folklore.
Then the participants of the celebration went up to the second floor of the building, where they examined the offices of the Center, equipped with everything necessary for the effective activity of employees, at their disposal - computer and other appropriate office equipment.
In the conference hall and specialized premises of the Center, all conditions have been created for holding meetings, other events, meetings and forums of an international nature, including in the online format. It also provides optimal opportunities for productive work of event participants using advanced technologies.
At the end of the opening ceremony of the Center, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, head of the International Association of Ahalteke Horse Breeding and the International Association “Turkmen Alabay” Serdar Berdimuhamedov left a memorable entry in the Book of Honorary Guests, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan reports.
- Photoreport from the opening ceremony of the International Akhal-Teke Equestrian Association and the International Center of Turkmen Alabay