A man whose "greatness is natural"

On March 12, 2021, first-year undergraduates of the Logistics by Industries 7M11302- took part in the International Scientific and Methodological Webinar on the topic "Olzhas Suleimenov - Man of the 21st Century," dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the birth of the great poet of our time.

This event was truly historic, because it was attended not only by listeners from 8 regions of Kazakhstan, as well as Russian colleagues, but also by Olzhas Suleimenov himself. Researchers and connoisseurs of the work of the famous writer and poet, whom the French translator of his Clay Book Leon Robel called "heir, successor to Gilgamesh, Hugo, Khlebnikov," gathered on the online platform. Truly deserved of appreciation and tremendous writing success!

On behalf of the rector of the EN named after L.N. Gumilev, vice-rector Dihan Kamzabekuly spoke. Being a specialist in the field of Kazakh literature and a writing scholar-literary critic, he emphasized the peculiarity of the language of poetry of Olzhas Suleimenov, the importance of the patriotic pathos of his works for the education of young people. The vice-rector congratulated Olzhas Omarovich on his anniversary and wished him long years of prosperity. As a sign of deep respect, Dihan Kamzabekuly read the poems of Olzhas Suleimenov translated into Kazakh.

Then the word was given to Olzhas Omarovich Suleimenov himself. The famous guest in his speech, smiling, said that he was no longer a man of the 21st century, but of the 20th, because to a greater extent all his creative activity belonged to the past time and the people who went with him next to him in his work also remained there. His warm words of gratitude for organizing such an event in his honor were truly fatherly in nature.

It is not so often possible to listen to the great writer and poet, all the participants in the webinar received a happy occasion to see Olzhas Omarovich and listen carefully to each of his words.

Moderator - head of the department Professor A.E. Bizhkenova, opening the webinar, emphasized the importance and relevance of the event, especially for philologists who study literature and use the works of the famous Kazakh poet of planetary scale in scientific research. There is a lot to talk about Olzhas Omarovich, he is a famous and legendary person, writer, poet, wonderful linguist, public and political figure, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan. Olzhas Omarovich turns 85 years old. On behalf of all those present, a sincere wish was expressed to the jubilee for long years of health and creative longevity!