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The celebration of 10th anniversary was held regarding the adoption of the Law of the Republic of Tajikistan On the regulation of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies in the Republic of Tajikistan. The President of the Republic of Tajikistan His Excellency Emomali Rahmon adopted the Law of the Republic of Tajikistan “On the regulation of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies in the Republic of Tajikistan ten years back in a bid to cut unnecessary expenses, aimed at ensuring social equality.

After the lapse of one decade it turned out that this law laid the foundation for the protection of values and national culture, regulated religious and folk traditions, specified and clarified national traditions, ceremonies and celebrations, prevented fanaticism, superstition, show-off, superficiality, excessive costs and opened the way for the introduction of a single system and order in the holding of national events. After the adoption of this law, within 10 years the poverty level was reduced from 53% to 30%, that is, by 23%, through the procurement of domestic sources of financing, including cutting unnecessary expenditures.

President of the Republic of Tajikistan EmomaliRahmon held a meeting on July 10, 2017 at the Kokhi Borbad State Complex with the activists and representatives of all strata of society on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Law of the Republic of Tajikistan “On the regulation of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies in the Republic of Tajikistan”. In his speech, President of the country EmomaliRahmon spoke on the role of the above Law in the development of society, and stressed that the goal of the meeting is to summarize the results of implementation of the Law of the Republic of Tajikistan “On the regulation of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies in the Republic of Tajikistan” during the 10 years since its adoption.

It was emphasized that upon the development of this law first of all the interests of the people were taken into account and its implementation was aimed at ensuring social equality. The conference was held on the direct initiative of the head of state on the day of celebration of the 10th anniversary of the law to summarize the results of its implementation and improve it with the participation of representatives of various strata of society. The purpose of this meeting was to consider the need to introduce amendments and additions to the Law of the Republic of Tajikistan “On the regulation of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies in the Republic of Tajikistan”. The President of the country stressed that a number of customs and traditions, because of their high costs, acquired a negative character in society, caused great damage to low-income families and provoked wastefulness. The head of state noted that despite the measures taken to date, the holding of magnificent weddings and inappropriate costs in the country has not yet been fully eradicated, some citizens still use rituals and customs as a means of showing off and glorification that is alien to the nature of our people and contrary to the spirit of the law.

Therefore, ministries, committees and relevant government departments were instructed to take immediate measures to eliminate the existing shortcomings. Heads of local bodies, representatives of civil society, social scientists and religious associations in cities and districts should also take part in correction of offenses. The Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan was charged to create a competent commission from among the staff of the relevant structures and bodies, to comprehensively study the applications of bodies, organizations and citizens, and to prepare and propose within 2 months to the Government of the country its conclusions on amending the law and its popular commentary. It should be recalled that opinions, applications, suggestions and recommendations of the citizens of the republic communicated through helplines, e-mail and other media have been collected to date on the instruction of the Leader of the Nation. After the address of President EmomaliRahmon, a large number of representatives of various professions from the cities and districts of the country spoke at the meeting and expressed their proposals related to certain points of the Law of the Republic of Tajikistan “On the regulation of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies in the Republic of Tajikistan”.

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