There in the reading hall after Oraz Zhandosov of the Service «Kazakstan kitaptary» is organized the book exhibition «El esinde kalar tulga», dedicated to the 110-th birthday of the outstanding state and public figure of Kazakhstan, doctor of science (technology), President of the Academy of sciences of the Kazakh SSR, three times Hero of Socialist labour, academician Dinmukhamed Akhmedovich Kunayev.
Dinmukhamed Akhmedovich Kunayev was born on January 12, 1912 in Vernyi city of the Semirechenskaya region of the Turkestanskiy general-governership. He finished the Almatinskya school №14. He graduated from the Moscow institute of non-ferrous metals and gold (1936), and received the qualification of the mining engineer.
After the graduation from the institute he was sent to «Pribalkhashstroi» company. At the beginning period of the Great Patriotic war he occupied the leading posts at the Altai, Riddersk and Leninogorsk mines. In 1942-1952 – Deputy Chairman of the CPC of the KazSSR, the Council of ministers of the KazSSR. In 1952-1955 – President of the AS of Kazakhstan. In 1955-1960, 1962-1964 – Chairman of the Council of ministers of the KazSSR. In 1960-1962, 1964-1986 – First secretary of the CC of the CP of Kazakhstan. For 27 years from 1960 to June, 1987 he was member of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, member of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Kazakh SSR. He made a considerable contribution into the social-economic and cultural development of Kazakhstan. Of high level there achieved the mining production of the republic, there formed the new production regions of Kazakhstan, the new cities and populated settlements were connected with the highways. The republic achieved considerable successes in the development of the secondary and higher education, science and culture on the whole. During the rule of D.A. Kunayev the new architectural image with the elements of national colors was received by the southern capital Almaty, the big and small cities of Kazakhstan. D.A. Konayev was the man of «the system» and believed in «the socialist choice» and «the communistic idea».
On December 16, 1986 there by the decision of the Plenum of the CC of the CP of Kazakhstan Dinmukhamed Kunayev was taken off the post of the First secretary of the CC of the CP of Kazakhstan. The replacement of the head of the republic led to the mass disorders, which entered the Kazakhstani history under the name «Zheltoksan». On January 28, 1987 D.A. Kunayev was taken out of the Politbureau of the CC of the CPSU, and on June 26, 1987 – from the CC of the CPSU.
D.A. Konayev is the author of approximately 200 scientific works, dedicated to the problems of social and communistic construction. In 1972, 1979, 1982 to D.A. Kunayev was awarded the title «Hero of Socialist Labour». He was awarded with the 8 orders of Lenin and with other orders and medals of the USSR, he was awarded with a number of highest awards of foreign countries.
The name of D.A. Kunayev was given to the scientific-research Mining institute, a number of schools and streets of the country, university in Almaty. In 1992 there was created «The international foundation of Kunayev» and established the memorial plaque. On January 12, 2002 there in Almaty was opened the House-museum.
There in the fond of National library of the RK are kept the materials about the life and activity of D.A. Kunayev, his scientific works, articles and literature about him. The purpose of the book exhibition is to form in the readers the all-sided image about the outstanding citizen of Kazakhstan, the great personality and figure, to show the merits, courage and the devoted politics of the genius personality before the state and the people, to bring up within the readers the feeling of patriotism and respect to the values of our people.
We invite everybody to the book exhibition!