On November 28, 2014 an international scientific and practical conference “Taras Shevchenko literature and pedagogical views in the context of contemporary civilization” devoted to the bicentennial anniversary of the Great Kobzar was held in the Sadriddin Ayni State Pedagogical University of Tajikistan.
State Pedagogical University is an oldest higher educational institution of Tajikistan which was called after Taras Shevchenko from 1932 to 1991. University library has a rich collection of masterpieces by the Ukrainian nation’s genius, including those translated in Tajik.
Rector of the University, academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan, ex-minister of education of Tajikistan Abdudzhabbor Rakhmonov thanked the Embassy of Ukraine for its support in the organization of the event, as well as video materials on the heritage of the great son of the Ukrainian people and the renovated bust of Taras Shevchenko.
Ambassador of Ukraine Viktor Nikitiuk, addressing the participants of the conference, emphasized the nowadays validity of the Great Kobzar’s ideas and views, his belief in glory and freedom of Ukraine, and expressed the confidence that the conference would promote further mutual enrichment of the Ukrainian and Tajik cultures.