On December 6, 2019, in the Library science hall of the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in order to promote Elbasy’s program articles “Looking into the Poor: Modernization of Public Consciousness” and “Seven Faces of the Great Steppe”, "Zhurek barda zhyr olmeydi" a literary and musical evening (competition) was held on the basis of the dual education system dedicated to the 175th birthday of Abay Kunanbaev.
The event was opened by the scientific secretary of the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a member of the Union of Writers of Kazakhstan Bolat Zhunisbekov.
Students of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakh National Women's Pedagogical University, Kaskelen College of Culture, specializing in Librarianship, took part in the literary competition.
According to the results of the competition, prizes were distributed as follows:
1st place – team “Zhalyn” of Kaskelen college of culture;
2nd place – the team "Kyzgaldak" of the Kazakh National Women's Pedagogical University;
3rd place – the “Rukhaniyat” team of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.
Winners and active participants of the competition were awarded with diplomas and special prizes.