In Tajikistan, September 1 is the beginning of a new academic year. Every year this day is celebrated as the Day of Knowledge and Peace.
At first glance, this event seems to be an effective step for the education sector – educating a new generation in the spirit of patriotism and love for science and education. But if you pay attention to the depth of the issue, then the Rakhmonov(The President of Tajikistan since 1994) government also uses an important event to once again talk about the alleged achievements of the Government in the field of education, about the role of Rakhmonov in the development of this sphere. In a speech that Rakhmonov usually delivers on September 1 in one of the higher educational institutions, he talks about the country’s achievements during the years of his rule, about the importance of educating the younger generation in the spirit of loyalty to the president’s policies. The Day of Knowledge and Peace has become a pro-government political event where the Ministry of Education and Science promotes the public policy sector.
In fact, the celebration of the Day of Knowledge and Peace is a good initiative to educate the younger generation in the spirit of piety and patriotism, love for science, pacifism, love and loyalty to the Motherland. But not in the way that every year is celebrated in Tajikistan. The Rakhmonov government abuses this day, as well as other holidays celebrated in the country, to achieve its goals, maintain the dictatorship, hide the truth, distort history.
Today, the country’s education sector is in need of radical reforms. Many schools in the country are in disrepair and in need of repair. There are not enough teachers, many teachers leave their profession and go to Russia. However, despite the low salary, thousands of teachers teach children and they are really qualified specialists, patriots, and people simply dedicated to their profession, fulfilling their sacred duty.
The political movement “Group-24” congratulates all schoolchildren, teachers and educators of the country on the Day of Knowledge and the beginning of the new academic year, wishes them health and happiness, achievements and success.
The day will come when the youth of the country will celebrate the Day of Knowledge and Peace in new conditions, with a free spirit based on real national aspirations, God willing.
Happy Knowledge and Peace Day, dear compatriots!
Political movement “Group 24”