In July last year, the contest “The best scientific and popular article dedicated to the memory of Islam Karimov “ was announced for the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. The materials that were published in the republican and foreign newspapers and magazines and Internet publications in 2016-2017 were accepted to him by 31 December 2017.
A total of about 900 items were submitted for the contest in Uzbekistan, Karakalpak, Russian, English, French, Italian, Chinese, German, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Turkmen, Kyrgyz. Experts, scientists, historians, writers, journalists, and public representatives were involved in the selection committee for a fair assessment. Sentiments were firstly evaluated with regard to the subject matter of the article, the essence of content, the content of the story, its contradictions with the historical reality, the use of scientific sources, and the level of science and art.
In addition to the first, second third places of the contest, the organizers of the contest established 20 incentive prizes and selected the works of the worthy candidates.
PhD student of the Tashkent State Economic University Avaz Jamolovich Kahharov took part in the contest with a scientific article “The Uzbek model of the popular development of the name of Islam Abduganiovich Karimov today “in the world community” and took 20 places.
They were given a book-album titled “Islam Karimov-the founder of an independent Uzbekistan”, dedicated to the 80th anniversary of Islam Karimov. The winner were awarded by the State Advisor to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Kh.Sultonov and first president Islam Karimov’s wife, T.Karimova.