On April 18, 2019, a memorial evening entitled “Mehr Kolur, Muhabbat Kolur,” dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the national poet of Uzbekistan Muhammad Yusuf was held at the National Library of Uzbekistan. The event was attended by writers and poets, representatives of government agencies and organizations, friends and relatives of the poet, as well as fans of his work.
Ok the event, N.Holdorov, Head of the Information Library Collection Service, welcomed the participants of the event, noted the importance of the events held in the National Library of Uzbekistan in the spiritual education of young people, in their comprehensive development, in awakening their interest in reading and improving the culture of reading among the population: " The purpose of this event is to acquaint young people with the life and work of one of the gifted Uzbek poets of the late XX - early XXI century, the national poet of Uzbekistan and Muhammad Yusuf.
The event was also addressed by A.Karimov, editor of the Tong Yulduzi newspaper, A.Iskhok, artistic director of the Munozhot ensemble, A.Karimov, chairman of the Oltin Meros international charity foundation, M. Yusuf's spouse, poet Nazira Assira, member of the Writers' Union of Uzbekistan, poet Sh. Kurbon, writer M. Ahmedov, head of the Yunusabad department of the Republican Center for Spirituality and Enlightenment A. Mahkamov
The speakers talked about the first poem Muhammad Yusuf, which was published in the newspaper "Uzbekistan adabieti san'ati Islands" in 1976. The first collection of the poet's "Familiar Poplars" poems was published only nine years later in 1985 and was immediately favorably received by critics. The young poet in close contact with prominent Uzbek poet Erkin Vakhidov and Abdullah Aripov, who had a great influence on the further development of his work. In subsequent collections "Hear the Nightingale", "The earnest entreaty," "Sleeping Girl", "Lullabies mother Halima", "Ship of Love", "About whom dreamed of", "affectionate gazelle", "I'll pick up on your sky" - most fully revealed unique poet talent.
In the framework of this event opened a book-illustrative exhibition dedicated to the life and work of the national poet of Uzbekistan Muhammad Yusuf. The exhibition took the place of books-memoirs of contemporaries and colleagues of the poet, articles and essays from newspapers and magazines, as well as collections of his poems.
Press Service of the National Library of Uzbekistan