Youth Day in Kyrgyzstan Date in the current year: November 10, 2019

Youth Day in Kyrgyzstan Youth Day in Kyrgyzstan is celebrated on November 10, coinciding with World Youth Day observed by the World Federation of Democratic Youth. It was established by the government of Kyrgyzstan in 2002.

Youth Day in Kyrgyzstan was initiated by the Youth Development Corps, a non-governmental organization that supports and empowers young people. The government of Kyrgyzstan supported the initiative, taking into account the growing role of youth in the implementation of the country’s democratic course, and in order to promote the further development of Kyrgyzstan’s youth policy.

According to the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On the Fundamentals of the State Youth Policy”, the term “youth” encompasses individuals aged between 14 to 28. According to data provided by the National Statistics Committee, young people constitute more than 40% of the population of Kyrgyzstan.

Traditionally, the celebration of Youth Day in Kyrgyzstan features republican and regional youth conferences, congresses, festivals, concerts, contests, and sports competitions. Every two years, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic presents a special award for the achievements of young people in various fields (the successor of the Soviet Lenin Komsomol Prize). Winners in 11 categories receive a statuette, a diploma signed by the prime minister, and a cash prize. In 2009, the prize was named after Chinghiz Aitmatov, a famous Kyrgyz writer.

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