On May 16, 2019 at 4.00 p.m. in the National library of the Republic of Kazakhstan was held a round table on the theme "Augan sogysynyn akikaty" with veterans of the Afghan war, the holder of the order "Kurmet", doctor of historical sciences, professor of Kazakh National University. Bolat Sanabayevich Saylan, holder of the Order "Kurmet" Adil Bektasovich Abdikhalikov, holder of the Order "Aibyn" Baydaulet Kurmankozhauly Darkenbayev. May 16, 2019 at 4.00 p.m.
The event was opened by the deputy director of the National Library of Kazakhstan A.H. Yusupova. At the meeting professor Bolat Saylan told about the contribution of veterans in our peaceful life and presented presentation on the basis of his book "Biz bolgan sogys", and also donated to the library his works: "Kenestik biliktegі zhastar sayasaty: tarikhy men tagylymy (1917-1991), "Augan sogysynyn akikyaty", "Biz bolgan sogys".
Exactly 30 years have passed since that memorable day when the last Soviet soldier left the land of Afghanistan where 9 years and 51 days ordinary guys who had arrived from all former Soviet republics fulfilled their international duty. Many of our compatriots, their families, relatives, friends and comrades were affected by this war. The Kazakh soldiers fought fearlessly and resolutely, showed courage and bravery, and acted as true professionals. This event was held within the limits of the program article of the Head of the state "Rukhani Zhangyru" and the Address of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev to the people of Kazakhstan "Growth of wealth of Kazakhstanians: increase of incomes and quality of life". Also the exhibition from fund of National library of RK on which works of Bolat Sanabayevich Silan were presented was organized.