As a part of the celebration of the International Year of Indigenous Languages under the auspices of UNESCO and the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Bashkortostan, the 6th Republican Contest “Life and Work of Zainab Biisheva” took place in Ufa on February 27, 2019.
The event was organized by the Committee of the Republic of Bashkortostan for UNESCO and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Bashkortostan. The event was held on the premises of UNESCO Associated School Zainab Biisheva Gymnasium No. 140 of Bashkortostan.
The main goal of the annual school competition is to interest the younger generation in the works of the regional writers, to encourage students to be creative, as well as to develop cultural ties and shared creative interests of the competition participants.
The honored guests participated in the competition:
L.G. Biisheva - public figure of the Republic of Bashkortostan, niece of the regional writer Zainab Biisheva;
L.M. Boguslavskaya - chief specialist of the Committee of the Republic of Bashkortostan for UNESCO, regional coordinator of the UNESCO Associated Schools network of the Bashkortostan region;
R.S. Sarvar - Honored Worker of Culture of the Republic of Bashkortostan, writer, playwright, journalist, member of the Union of Journalists of the Republic of Bashkortostan and the Russian Federation, winner of Zainab Biisheva, Miftahetdin Akmulla, and Shagit Khudayberdin Award;
R.S. Isyanov - Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Bashkir Kurultai in Kalininsky District;
G.R. Yusupova - Director of the Foundation for the Development and Preservation of the Bashkir Language;
N.F. Akhtyamova - a member of the Union of Journalists of the Republic of Bashkortostan;
S.R. Shakurova - head of the literary and dramatic part of the M. Karim Youth Theater;
O.V. Sufyanova - Head of the Guidelines Division of the Department of Humanitarian Affairs and Education of the Administration of Ufa’s Kalininsky District;
M.S. Mustafina - Chairman of the Bashkir Kurultai in Ordzhonikidze district of Ufa, Headmaster of the Bashkir Sunday School "Umyrzaya";
R. Ramazanov - leader of the ethno-rock group "Argamak", chairman of the All-Russian Kurultai of the Bashkir Youth;
I.K. Tukhvatullin - winner of the Republican contest of young narrators of the epos "Ural Batyr".
In total, 140 students participated in the competition.
The format of the literary contest provided for the presentation of the project works of participants in Bashkir, Russian and English languages on the following topics:
• The role of Zainab Biisheva in the literary heritage in the Republic of Bashkortostan.
• Zainab Biisheva as a publicist.
• Zainab Biisheva as a translator.
• The power of a word. Competition of rhetorical skill.
• Live scenes from the works of Z. Biisheva (theatrical production).
The winners and participants of the competition received gifts (books and computer accessories), certificates and diplomas from the Committee of the Republic of Bashkortostan of UNESCO and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Bashkortostan.
Committee of the Republic of Bashkortostan