Today, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov took part in the celebrations on the occasion of the commissioning of the next stage of the Myalikguly Berdimuhamedov cottage complex of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Choganly residential area of Bagtyyarlyk etrap of the capital.
...In the morning, head of state Serdar Berdimuhamedov arrived at the place of the event, where an atmosphere of general enthusiasm and festive mood prevails from the very early morning.
The Acting Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch.Amanov reports to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the country Serdar Berdimuhamedov.
On the way to the venue of the celebration, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov watches the performance of an artist who, skillfully playing a stringed instrument, glorifies his native Motherland in his song.
Just aloof, riders on Akhal-Teke horses with National flags fluttering in the wind demonstrate their unsurpassed skill. All this has become a kind of symbol of the fact that Turkmenistan, committed to the primordial national traditions, is developing dynamically today and confidently, with the swiftness of a steed, is moving towards a bright future along the path of progress and prosperity.
Along the road leading to the ceremony venue, ornately decorated yurts are installed, large cauldrons are smoking, exuding pleasant aromas. Here, women, sitting comfortably on the couch, sift flour through a sieve, knead the dough, roll it out for chapadi, cut it into the shape of a pishme.
Meanwhile, the touts have been already inviting everyone to the tables, where the most delicious dishes are in abundance, prepared according to traditional recipes of Turkmen cuisine by chefs – masters of culinary art.
Here, boys enthusiastically play children’s folk games and fun, including the old national game – alchik.
The attention of the celebration participants was attracted by the young men’s tug-of-war. These competitions are currently quite popular and have become one of the most interesting team sports, although initially, in ancient times, they were considered a ritual rite. Here, the palvans of Turkmen wrestling – Goresh hold a bout for a prize.
The President of Turkmenistan stopped in front of the improvised central stage, where he watches the performances of the song and music collective of the servicemen of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, who performed foot tapping dances that symbolically united the theme of history and modernity, figuratively conveyed the dynamics of the current life of the country, comparable to the swiftness of “heavenly” horses.
Then the head of state went to the administration building of the complex, where he paid tribute to his grandfather, honorary veteran of the internal affairs bodies Myalikguly Berdimuhamedov, whose life and work path is now a good example for the younger generation of Turkmen soldiers, brought up in the spirit of patriotism and selfless service to the Motherland and native people.
Head of state Serdar Berdimuhamedov goes to the administration building, whose function is to manage a new residential complex. There is also a museum of Myalikguly Berdimuhamedov, opened on November 20, 2020, on the day of the commissioning ceremony of the first stage of the housing estate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, where archival materials, copies of various documents, certificates, including state awards and military ranks, photographs are collected.
As you know, the grandfather of the President of the country was awarded high state awards seven times during his years of service, was awarded a badge “For distinction in service in the Internal Troops”. After completing his service in the internal affairs bodies in 1982 with the rank of lieutenant colonel, he continued his career in various positions in the structural divisions of the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan.
The exposition also presents pictures of cars and motorcycles used by the grandfather of the head of state during his service in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in particular, GAZ-69A, which Myalikguly Berdimuhamedov drove in 1972-1975, GAZ-21 and VAZ-2102, used by him in 1980-1982, GAZ-69 and RAF-997, as well as the DNEPR-11 motorcycle, used in 1977-1996.
On a separate stand there are photos of Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with his parents from the family archive, pictures telling about the public activities of the grandfather of the head of state.
A special place in the exposition is given to the poems of Myalikguly Berdimuhamedov.
As President Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted, the attention paid to the military-patriotic education of young people, intended to become worthy successors of the best traditions of the Turkmen army, remains an invariable priority of state policy.
The rich history of our country, the immortal exploits of heroic ancestors and strong-minded people who devoted their lives to serving the Motherland become an exemplary illustration for the defenders of the Fatherland, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the country emphasized and addressed specific instructions to the heads of military and law enforcement agencies related to carrying out work on patriotic education of servicemen at the proper level.
After leaving the building, the head of state admired the noticeably strengthened mulberry tree, which Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov had carefully planted in due time as a symbol of the continuity of generations.
Then, heading to the new buildings, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov approaches a specially equipped festive arch and cuts the symbolic ribbon to the stormy applause of the audience.
Along the route, the head of Turkmenistan drew attention to the Alabaies, who mastered the basics of training. Here, the participants of the ceremony were able to appreciate the amazing exterior, training and speed of dogs passing through the obstacle course.
As you know, this breed of dog, bred by Turkmens, is one of the oldest in the world. Strong and fearless, Alabaies have been faithful companions of the Turkmen people for a long time, helped to tend the flocks, faithfully protected the houses and families of their owners. Along with the Akhal-Teke horses, they are the national treasure of our people.
Riders are prancing on graceful “heavenly” horses nearby, demonstrating different types of gait. The horses perfectly executed all the commands of the riders, giving the opportunity to enjoy graceful, smooth and refined movements.
“Winged” horses have played an important role in the life of our people throughout its history, were the main decoration of holidays and glorious events.
It should be noted that the Alabaies and horses presented here are bred and brought up in the corresponding center and complex subordinated to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
In the modern era, the impetuous Akhal-Teke and the brave Alabai have become a living personification of the creative energy with which the Motherland achieves unprecedented success on the path of radical transformations and progress.
Thanks to the ascetic activity of the President of Turkmenistan, who is the head of the International Association of Akhal-Teke Horse Breeding and the Türkmen alabaý itleri International Association, the national traditions of horse breeding and dog breeding, rooted deep into the centuries, have received a new continuation and development today.
Palvans’ fights in wrestling of Goresh and funny Aiterek-Gunterek, Bukulma national games, etc. are everywhere.
Two Turkmen wrestlers of equal strength spent a long time figuring out which of them would be the winner today, who, according to the ancient Turkmen custom, was awarded a prize. Also, young athletes demonstrated their valiant prowess and dexterity in the Yaglyga tovusmak competition.
It should also be noted that representatives of law enforcement agencies were involved in the concert and in sports competitions.
The numerous rituals and customs associated with folk festivals and the holding of the Turkmen toy are deep in their essence. Folk songs and music, dances, games and amusements, generosity of the Turkmen Sachak, the art of horse breeding and dog breeding – all these are also aspects of Turkmen culture.
The construction of houses commissioned by the Ministry of Internal Affairs is carried out by a subordinate construction company. Each two-storey cottage consists of five spacious rooms. Like all modern new buildings in our country, they are designed from the point of view of maximum comfort for their owners.
President Serdar Berdimuhamedov is invited to visit one of the houses. The newcomer, the driver of the Ashgabat Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Yazmyrat Chuliev, asks the head of state to come into his yard.
For our people, housewarming has been considered a particularly as significant event in human life since ancient times and is accompanied by centuries-old national rituals, currently enriched with new content. This was confirmed by the festive celebration that unfolded in the yard.
After coming into the house and warmly congratulating the happy new settlers, the President of Turkmenistan inquired about the layout and arrangement of rooms, as well as the amenities created for life. The new house has a spacious entrance hall, a large living room and other rooms, bedrooms with a separate dressing room and bathrooms, a kitchen-dining room with built-in furniture and modern appliances, as well as utility rooms, storerooms. Modern high-quality materials are used in the decoration of the house.
In response, the new settlers expressed sincere gratitude to the head of Turkmenistan, Serdar Berdimuhamedov, for taking care of the people, creating all conditions for all modern benefits of civilization to be available.
These spacious cottages provide everything necessary for the organization of festive family events in the spirit of the customs and rituals of the Turkmen people, reception of guests, weddings, sadaka and other celebrations. When constructing such houses, the peculiarities of the traditional way of life and everyday life, as well as the modern needs of residents, are taken into account. High-quality building materials made from local raw materials were used in the construction of cottages.
The house plot of 8 acres has enough space for farming, and gardening. There is also a lot of space for children to spend time here.
The large family of new settlers expressed deep gratitude to the head of state for the unflagging attention to the issues of improving the standard and quality of life of the country’s citizens, who today have the opportunity to live and raise children in beautiful homes with all the amenities.
President Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted that all-round concern for the well-being of the people, every citizen – these are the key aspects of the cardinal transformations carried out in the modern era in the country. And all of them, as in a mirror, are reflected in the image of Ashgabat.
Based on the principle of “The State is for the Person!”, comprehensive steps are being taken in our Motherland aimed at ensuring social protection of large families, providing them with support, fixing these measures at the legislative level. At the same time, it was noted that one of the priorities of the military reform is the creation of legal and social guarantees for servicemen and their family members. In this context, the head of state highlighted that the social and living conditions of military and law enforcement officers and their family members will continue to improve, and the effectiveness of the benefits provided to them will increase.
During the inspection of the new house, the President of Turkmenistan talked with the children, who enthusiastically recited poems praising the era of the Revival of a new era of a powerful state.
Having once again expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the conditions created for comfortable living, the members of the happy family presented the President of Turkmenistan a holiday gift – traditional one for the Turkmen people – toy-duvunchek.
Presenting memorable gifts to each family member and wishing well-being and a lot of joy in the new house, head of state Serdar Berdimuhamedov, at the request of the new settlers, took a picture with us as a souvenir and said goodbye to the owners.
The territory adjacent to residential buildings is well-furnished and landscaped. Here, shady trees are planted along the streets and adjacent to the houses, which contributes to the maintenance of ecological well-being.
Then the head of state got acquainted with the exhibition of vegetables and fruits organized here, food products that are manufactured in the subsidiary farms of military and law enforcement agencies in all regions of the country.
It should be noted that subsidiary farms provide fresh agricultural personnel of the divisions of these departments.
There is a variety of meat products at the exhibition. Fish is also bred in the farms of law enforcement agencies.
The vegetable section presents cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes from miniature to weighty, grown both outdoors and in greenhouses, in mountainous conditions, giving tomatoes unique taste qualities.
There are also grapes, eggplants, sweet peppers, apples, pears, pomegranates. A storehouse of valuable substances are carrots, radishes, beets, potatoes. Rice, mash, peas, beans and other legumes are also presented at the exhibition, which demonstrates a wide range of agricultural products.
Sesame oil is also on display – the first domestically manufactured products from sesame grown in subsidiary farms. As you know, this is one of the oldest and most beloved spices by Eastern chefs. The use of oil from the seeds of this crop is caused by a special, slightly nutty aroma, antibacterial and antioxidant properties (prolonging the freshness of dishes) and medicinal qualities.
In addition, in the subsidiary farms of law enforcement agencies, great importance is paid to the development of the apiarian economy to increase the amount of bee honey. This is clearly presented at the current exhibition, where there are a wide range of different varieties of honey that have absorbed the healing properties of plants growing in our country.
And all this is only part of what is produced by enterprises subordinate to law enforcement agencies that guard the tranquility, order and peaceful life of the people.
The material and technical base of military and law enforcement agencies is being modernized, their tools is being equipped, great attention is being paid to creating the best conditions for service and everyday life, the quality of training of highly qualified specialists for various branches of the armed forces, and the introduction of best practices into their practice.
Having familiarized himself with the exhibition, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted the need to continue taking appropriate measures to improve the activities of subsidiary farms subordinate to law enforcement agencies. The harmonious combination of military service with active sports and work activities strengthens the health and spirit of the personnel of law enforcement agencies, being a vivid confirmation of loyalty to centuries-old national traditions, the head of state said, addressing specific instructions to the heads of military and law enforcement agencies.
After visiting the exhibition, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov wished everyone success in their work and left the venue.
In general, the current celebration has become a kind of symbol of our country’s commitment to the primordial national traditions, its progress with the swiftness of a steed on the path of progress and prosperity under the wise leadership of the head of state. And the Myalikguly Berdimuhamedov cottage complex of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which is growing in queues of good-quality houses, is another significant step in ensuring a prosperous and happy life for present and future generations of Turkmen citizens.