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Suzuk-ota complex, a new center of learning and enlightenment

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has visited today the Suzuk-ota complex in Tashkent.

Until recently, the pilgrimage site Suzuk-ota, whose existence was known to very few, including the old mosque, had been in poor condition. Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the Suzuk-ota complex on May 26, 2017. Then, the head of state gave instructions for the reconstruction of the mausoleum and the mosque, as well as the improvement of the adjacent territory. And on 9 February 2018, the President got acquainted with the progress of works and insisted that housing for artisans next to the complex be erected.

These initiatives have found their practical implementation today. The mausoleum and the mosque stand fine-looking, and an area of almost 8 hectares has been landscaped. One of the buildings of the complex houses a museum, a library, the mahallas citizens’ assembly and other institutions. On bоth sides of the complex, 30 cottages for artisans have been built.

Today, the President got acquainted with the results of the works undertaken. Surahs from the Holy Koran were recited.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a conversation with religious leaders and aksakals here. The head of state congratulated them on the month of Ramadan and noted that the opening of the renovated complex on these blessed days is a good sign.

“Other states seek to write a story that actually did not exist. In contrast, we cannot fully bring our great history, the legacy of our ancestors to our people, the youth. By paying attention to such places, we encourage everyone to enquire into self-identity and history,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev pointed out.

Worth reminding that Suzuk-ota was a master in woodcarving. Therefore, the construction of a handicraft village around his mausoleum has a deep symbolic meaning. The first floor of two-storey cottages will house workshops and stores. They, in combination with the complex, will turn into a tourist center.

The President examined the houses, visited woodcarving and calligraphy workshops.

“Handicrafts is an honest profession. Today, the biggest challenge facing us is creation of jobs. We will deliver conditions for artisans, and they will support themselves and provide work to others. They will train disciples, and scores of young people will master the craft, set up their own business, generate income,” the head of our state summed up.

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