Turkmenistan continues active preparations for the 140th anniversary of the capital, which will be celebrated on May 25. President of the country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov proposed names for children who will be born on the day of the celebration of Ashgabat’s anniversary. This was announced on Friday, February 26, by the Russian-language website of the state information agency TDH.
The Turkmen leader stressed that it would be symbolic for the first boy born on May 25 to be given the name Paytagt (capital) or Ashgabat, and the girl – Merjen (Pearl) or Maya.
“This will be a kind of sign of recognition of love for the capital, respect for its history, pride in the happy life of the people,” he said.
The President also instructed the relevant leaders to prepare gifts for future children.
In honor of the holiday, a number of new buildings will be opened, concerts and exhibitions will be organized in the city, films will be made and 400 new city buses will be launched. On the City Day, public transport in Ashgabat will be free.
On September 2, 2020, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov fired for the security forces. The head of state himself also took part in them and got applause.