On March 9, 2018 traditional Shevchenko readings took place at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Tajikistan. During the event a book of poems by the Great Kobzar translated into Tajik and published by the Tajik State Pedagogical University named after Ayni was presented.
Guests of the Embassy read Taras Shevchenko's poems, listened to a Ukrainian, Tajik and classical music concert performed by artists of the College of Arts named after Ahmad Bobokulov in Dushanbe and the Republican secondary special boarding school named after Miratullo Atoev.
Ambassador of Ukraine to Tajikistan Viktor Nikitiuk awarded young talented performers and their teachers with the diplomas of the Embassy for high artistic skills and personal contribution to the development of Ukrainian-Tajik friendship.
The event was attended by representatives of Ukrainian diaspora, Tajik public, diplomatic corps and media.