Field trip: On October 6, the Aigine CRC team conducted a field trip to the sacred site of Archa Mazar, which is located in Ton district and is included in Aigine’s list of sacred sites of Kyrgyzstan. The field trip was made at the request of the guardians of nature and pilgrimage culture, who approached Aigine’s CRC with concerns. The guardians are concerned about the physical destruction of natural sacred sites, particularly the Archa Mazar. A lone Archa used to grow here amidst the stone plat. Over a hundred years ago, the Tree literally sprouted through the stones and became a powerful tall beautiful creation of nature. It was this powerful beautiful creation of nature with a hundred years of history that was brutally attacked by humans. The power of the Archa was such that it was burned with gasoline for many hours, as evidenced by the thick layers of ash, the pillar damaged from the inside and the remains of the tree. As a result of the trip, opportunities to protect and preserve unique sites like Archa Mazar were explored.
Talk with community media networks: On October 4th, Aigine CRC Director Gulnara Aitpaeva and Senior Project Coordinator Cholponai Usubalieva-Grishchuk were interviewed about the digital catalog “Ayaldyktan asylzaadalykka zhol” (Women’s Path from Biology to Nobility). Special emphasis was placed on the worldviews of modern women, and the idea was expressed that Kyrgyz people should cherish and protect their daughters-in-law and girls.
Conversation with NTS: At the beginning of the new week, Aigine CRC Director Gulnara Aitpaeva and Senior Project Coordinator Cholponai Usubalieva-Grishchuk visited NTS TV channel and gave an interview about Aigine CRC activities and events.