The event was attended by First Deputy Chairman of "Nur Otan" Party Bauyrzhan Baibek, Vice Chairman - Head of the Secretariat of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan Yeraly Tugzhanov and Governor of Akmola region Sergey Kulagin, the Governor’s office of the region reported.
In his speech Chairman of the regional branch of "Nur Otan" Party, Governor of the region Sergey Kulagin stressed that aitys held as part of APK’s Year.
"The art of eloquence, improvisational gift and a wealth of Kazakh oral creativity of the akyns were observed by a competent jury, which included the People's Artist of the USSR and Kazakhstan Asanali Ashimov, Majilis’s deputy Aldan Smail, Deputy of the Senate Zhabal Ergaliyev, Chairman of the Association of National Sports of Kazakhstan Bekbolat Tleukhan, composer Altynbek Korazbayev. Famous akyn Zhursin Erman was a show presenter", the message reads.
16 akyns from different cities of Kazakhstan, as well as the representatives from the countries of China and Uzbekistan participated in the international competition. The themes of the improvisation of the akyns were friendship of the people of Kazakhstan and interethnic harmony.
The Grand prize 2 million tenge was awarded to Kanatbek Zaytollauly from China by First Deputy Chairman of "Nur Otan" Party Bauyrzhan Baibek. The first place was won by Bolatbek Orazbayev from Almaty region. The second and the third places went to akyns Alibek Sergaliyev from Kokshetau and Maksat Akanov from Karaganda. Special prizes of Governor of Akmola region were awarded to Zhansaya Mussina, Arman Berdalin and Yerlan Dauletuly.