On November 2, 2023, at the Pedagogical Institute of Astana International University in the assembly hall, the first meeting of the Literary Lounge dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the famous Kazakh poet and writer, publicist and public figure Sultanmakhmut Toraigyrov “Poetry is calling us into the distance...” was held. Faculty members of university and students took part in this event and warmly support the speakers. Under the guidance of Associate Professor Abzhakov T.D. and teacher Narmanova R.I.
1st and 2nd year students prepared a presentation, a video, an expressive reading of S. Toraigyrov’s works, and also recited their own poems. The audience enthusiastically greeted students of various specialties Kabylbek Karakat, Zhaisan Karakat, Aubakirova Zhuldyz, Bolatova Dilyara, Smail Gulfairuz, Orazai Dilyara, Sembaev Ilyas and Kurbanaliev Kenzhebay, who performed soulfully on stage.
In the Literary Lounge there were also Associate Professor Zh.E. Kuzembaev, who gave a speech on the research of the poet’s work and the creation of the author’s course “Sultanmahmutology”. The Deputy Dean of the Pedagogical Institute S.T. Dyusupova, who congratulated the participants and leaders on the organization and holding of the literary evening.
At the end of the evening, all students who took an active part in the Literary Lounge were awarded with certificates of the Pedagogical Institute.