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Issyk-Kul region to mark 200th anniversary of Janek Baatyr

The 200th anniversary of Janek Baatyr will be marked in Issyk-Kul region of Kyrgyzstan. Deputy Head of Jeti-Oguz district administration Rakhat Isakova told 24.kg news agency.

According to her, on August 26, 2017, the anniversary of the legendary hero who defended the lands of compatriots from foreign invaders in the 19th century will be celebrated in Tosor village.

«Readings of Manas epic, exhibitions, a concert, a scientific conference will be held three days before the official part,» the official told.

According to her, the organizer and sponsor of the event is the public association Tosor Koomu, which completely took upon itself all the expenses. «No money was allocated from the budget,» she said.

In 2016, Kumbez of the Baatyr was erected at the expense of the NGO, its official opening will take place this year.