Opening ceremony of the memorial plaque for Khiuaz Dospanova
On the eve of the celebration of the 380th anniversary of the city of Atyrau, an opening ceremony of a memorial plaque took place on the facade of the Atyrau International Airport named after Khiuaz Dospanova.
Makhambet Dosmukhambetov, akim of the Atyrau region began the ceremony with an opening speech.
“This year, the Atyrau International Airport was named after Khiuaz Dospanova, our fellow pilot, People's Hero of Kazakhstan. In Kazakh history, and later in Turkic history, there were many female heroes. This outstanding person became one of them, who has been continuing the tradition. Thanks to these people who heroically defended the nation and the homeland we reached the independence. Our task is to convey to future generations the heroic deeds of our batyrs. Value the peaceful life and honor the memory of heroes. Not only today we should praise such heroes like Khiuaz Dospanova. We will further continue to promote the heroic deeds of our fathers and mothers, - said the head of the region and congratulated the participants of the event on the City Day.
Then Katimolla Rizuanov, the chairman of the Atyrau Regional Council of Veterans presented the “festive medal named after Khiuaz Dospanova” to the activists of the society and all those who took an active part in the ceremony of naming the Atyrau international airport after Khiuaz Dospanova.
Akushtap Baktygereeva, the owner of the State Prize noted that honoring Khiuaz Dospanova is honoring your country. In Uralsk, there is a monument to three Kazakh female heroes, Aliya Moldagulova, Manshuk Mametova and Khiuaz Dospanova. Their monuments should stand not only on their native land, but also on other lands of the Kazakh people, ”the poetess said.
Gulmira Dospanova, the descendant of the national hero also made a welcoming speech. She thanked the akimat of the region and the hero's admirers. Then the akim of the Atyrau region laid flowers at the monument to Khiuaz Dospanova, which was erected last year.
Photos taken from the official page of the Atyrau akimat
Новостной портал – ATPress