Akim of the Mangystau region Eraly Tugzhanov: "Civil society and non-governmental organizations should actively participate in the regulation of religious relations"
Akim of the Mangystau region Eraly Tugzhanov held a meeting of the council for relations with religious associations under the Akimat of the Mangystau region on April 20.
Council members discussed the results of information and explanatory groups and the current religious situation in Aktau and Munayli district. The the activity of the branch of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of Kazakhstan were considered, including training of personnel, construction of mosques.
The Head of State, Nursultan Nazarbayev, noted the special role of religion in the life of the Kazakh people, at a recent meeting with representatives of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Kazakhstan, emphasizing the need to strengthen efforts to counteract destructive religious teachings, training specialists who have the skills to explain the traditional nature of the Hanafi madhhab for Kazakh Muslims.
"Kazakhstan is a secular state that has preserved the heritage of its ancestors, traditions, culture - the consent and stability in the country. In conditions of consciousness modernization, we are obliged to saturate our unique historical and spiritual wealth. We must continue to work in the promotion of patriotic upbringing, and the "Tuganzher" program will help us in this; it will bring knowledge about each region and every locality together. It is important to inculcate religious literacy for the population and the contribution of each member of society is in need.
The participants of the meeting raised the actual issue of wearing hijab at school.
"Active explanatory work should be conducted with the parents of students wearing hijab. Parents' councils at schools, directors of general educational institutions should play a big role. It is also necessary to involve non-governmental organizations, the council of aksakals and veterans and other authoritative members of civil society in cooperation", Eraly Tugzhanov, Akim of the Mangystau region, said.
Following the meeting, the Head of the region, Eraly Tugzhanov, gave a number of specific instructions to akims of cities and districts, regional departments of religion, internal policy, education, youth policy and law enforcement.
Press service of the Mangystau region Akim