Tashkent, 21 October 2019 (GNP):
“Uzbek language is a symbol of national identity, pride, and state independence. The language has a huge spiritual value for the people of Uzbekistan”, said President of Uzbekistan on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of giving Uzbek language the status of the state language. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev further added, “anyone wants to feel the beauty, charm, and richness of our language, its enormous opportunities, let him or her listen to the lullabies of our mothers,, ancient dastans and maqams, sons of hafiz and bakhshi”. In his speech, President stressed the need to further improve the authority of the language in the life of the state and society improving the law ” on the state language” based on today’s requirement, identified the urgent tasks in this sphere.
On the occasion, President of Uzbekistan also signed a decree “on the measures for radically increasing the role and authority of Uzbek language as the state language” which was declared the Uzbek language holiday in the country on October 21.
Uzbek language, from the family of Turkish language, is one of the largest is the largest in the world and almost around 50 million people are able to speak the language across the world.
The ceremony was attended by deputies and senators, members of the government, state and public figures, representatives of the diplomatic corps, linguistic scholars, teachers, and youth. (GNP)