On March 9, 2016 traditional Shevchenko hearings devoted to the 202nd anniversary of the Great Kobzar birthday were held at the Embassy of Ukraine in Tajikistan.
Addressing the guests of the Embassy, Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Tajikistan Viktor Nikitiuk told that this year’s celebrations on the occasion of the Ukrainian nation genius’ birthday are marked with holding on March 9 vast campaign in support of the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, illegally detained by Russian invaders.
Freedom-loving poems of the great poet in Ukrainian and Tajik languages were performed, interesting facts from Taras Shevchenko’s biography and about Kobzar’s monuments throughout the world, as well as the Embassy’s work to popularize his artistic heritage presented.
A special gift to this year’s Shevchenko readings was the concert of the Ukrainian music given by professors and students of Tajik musical college. The Embassy’s guests also tasted traditional dishes cooked for the Masliana (Butter-week).
An event was attended by the Ukrainian diaspora, Tajik public, media.