al-Farabi World educational center opens in the Palace of Schoolchildren

The purpose is to convey the heritage of the scholar to the younger generation, the akimat's official website reports.

The inaugural ceremony of the al-Farabi World educational center took place today at the al-Farabi Palace of Schoolchildren. It was held as part of the Nur-Sultan akimat's events dedicated to the celebration of the 1150th anniversary of al-Farabi.

"This center's inauguration marks our respect for the spiritual heritage of the great thinker, encyclopaedist and philosopher of the middle ages, Abu Nasr al-Farabi, who made an immense contribution to the development of world science and civilization.

Named the Second Teacher, Abu Nasr al-Farabi made a great contribution to philosophy, logic, metaphysics and natural science," the report said.

The purpose of the educational center is to introduce the younger generation to the intellectual and creative heritage of the world-famous thinker.

The newly opened center has the following sections: al-Farabi and science, al-Farabi and Greek thinkers, al-Farabi and art, al-Farabi and education, al-Farabi and poetry, and al-Farabi and eloquence.

"Along these lines, students will collect and study the works of the scholar in the fields of medicine, astronomy, mathematics, geometry, logic, philosophy, as well as science in general. In the future, we will prepare documentaries and educational stories about al-Farabi, collect new data related to the period of his life for this center, and continue promoting the rich heritage left by the famous thinker," said Yerbol Irgebay, Director of the al-Farabi Palace of Schoolchildren.

As part of the inaugural event, al-Farabi's portrait sculpture was presented as well. Teachers of the instrumental music department of the al-Farabi Palace of Schoolchildren performed a piece by the famous composer Kumisbekov called Farabi Sazy.


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