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City Youth Festival in Ust-Kamenogorsk`s amphitheater was an incredible final of the celebrations, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of KAFU


Center of the region, decorated with pictures of KAFU professors on the Glory avenue and vivid posters, saying “We are KAFU! We are 20!” prepared to this evening as to the city holiday. Invitation to visit festival, timed to the 20th jubilee, was on local TV and radio. Many citizens, foreign guests and students from KAFU and other universities came to the amphitheater that evening.

-                     We are glad to see all of you here, on the performance, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Kazakh America Free University! – say the presenters. – Today, our American colleagues from California and Oregon celebrate this important event in the history of the first university of international partnership in Kazakhstan with us. This jubilee is international; geography of the holiday is global!

The floor was given regional, city and university governments, and foreign partners. “KAFU is our university! We are KAFU!” say Hugh Hallman and Dan Ballast, while greeting the public, and public approved these words.

-                     On behalf of regional government, I sincerely congratulate the university with this anniversary! - says deputy governor Omar Zhaksylyk. – Kazakhstan builds good relations with all countries, and America is an important partner of our republic. Contribution of prominent man, known not only in our country, but also abroad, member of the academy of science Erezhep Mambetkaziev, deserves high appraisal.

Amid loud applause, KAFU founder clothed in academic gown.

-                     In distant 1994 – emphasizes deputy akim of the city Vladimir Golovatyuk, - during very unstable time, establishment of Kazakh American university was a risk. And only a deeply convinced person was able to show the importance of the project and persuade others.

-                     I am extremely grateful to my colleagues, parents and people of East Kazakhstan; - reveals E. Mambetkaziev in his speech in reply. – East Kazakhstan is an intellectually developed region of the country. Here children speak two languages. English has been actively introduced during two decades. This language will allow our young people to be people of the world. That is what our president Nursultan Nazarbaev calling for.

To the sounds of the “Gaudeamus Igitur” students anthem, first-year-students appeared on stage for the ceremony of initiation into students.

Rousing dancing continued this fest. The “Flash” group - most famous and titled dance group of East Kazakhstan, popular “Non Stop” duet, KAFU student Nurgul Nurgazieva, and others performed that night.

         Fireworks, long-awaited moment for all, painted night Ust-Kamenogorsk sky in different colors, causing delight of public.

-                     I visited a lot of students celebrations in many countries, but nothing can equal what I see here at the KAFU`s 20th anniversary. – says Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Dr. h.c.
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        P.S.  KAFU rector expresses gratitude to Ust-Kamenogorsk`s akim Temirbek Kasymzhanov and his deputies, heads of the offices of the city services, head of the Ust-Kamenogorsk Department for Inner Affairs, police colonel Adylkhan Ualiev for their support in holding the celebrations, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of KAFU.

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