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President meets with manaschi included in Guinness Book of Records

President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov met with manaschi Rysbai Isakov, who entered the Guinness Book of Records for reciting the Manas epic for 124 hours. Press service of the head of state reported.

The president noted that the work of the manaschi was an invaluable contribution to the spiritual life of the Kyrgyz people, folk traditions and the creative development of Kyrgyzstan. He stressed that it was impossible to bring up a good, educated and healthy generation without spiritual and moral education, therefore the work of the manaschi was of an educational nature for the younger generation.

«Sadyr Japarov recalled that the renovated Manas theater for a thousand people would be opened in the renovated Manas Ayily ethnographic complex next year, with the help of which it would be possible to unite all the manaschi who would promote this art. The head of state noted that, given the importance of the epic for the Kyrgyz people, it was expected that the renovated complex would symbolize the ethnic group of the people, its centuries-old history, culture and traditions, and the preservation of history for future generations,» the press service informed.

It is noted that Rysbai Isakov shared with Sadyr Japarov plans for the near future, in particular, to open a school of manaschi at the Manas theater.

At the end of the meeting, Sadyr Japarov presented manaschi Rysbai Isakov with the three-volume book «Manas», «Semetei», «Seitek» and wished him creative success.

Previously, Honored Artist of the Kyrgyz Republic, manaschi Rysbai Isakov entered the Guinness Book of Records, having recited the Manas epic for 124 hours.

Rysbai Isakov recited the epic live in Bursa (Turkey) for more than five days. Unlike the narrator Doolot Sydykov, who continuously recited the epic for 14 hours and 27 minutes in Bishkek, the manaschi took short breaks for a nap and food.

Doolot Sydykov, a manaschi who left Kyrgyzstan, criticized Rysbai Isakov for reciting the epic in Bursa.