The Ministry of Culture submitted for public discussion a draft government decree «On granting the national headdress ak-kalpak the status of a cultural symbol.»
The purpose of the document is to support national traditions and develop the pride of the Kyrgyz people for the national culture, broad propaganda of national values and spiritual education of the younger generation of Kyrgyzstan.
The Ministry of Culture reminds of the June 29, 2016 decision of the Parliament «On Declaring March 5 the Annually Celebrated Ak-Kalpak Day.»
Earlier, the deputy of the Parliament Ekmat Baybakpaev voiced the initiative to grant to the national headdress of Kyrgyz ak-kalpak the status of a cultural symbol. He offered to oblige the president and all senior officials to wear this headdress.