Kazakhstan has launched the national project "Yel tulghasy" ("The name of the Motherland")


Multimedia portal "Exclusive" with the support of Kcell announces the start of the national project "Yel tulghasy" ("The name of the Motherland"). The idea of the project is in selecting the most significant Kazakhstanis whose names are now associated with the achievements of the country's independence. These are the people whose works, achievements and creativity in social activities, arts and culture, business, sports and science form the shape of independent Kazakhstan.

"Kcell" company is of the same age as the independent Kazakhstan. For 17 years we've been supporting the growth and economic development of the young state. Behind any success, whether it is a large business or a local one, there are always people whose vision, sincere love and devotion to their homeland, involvement, fortitude and professionalism contribute to the progress of society as a whole. Therefore, we are pleased to be a part of this important project, which is draught to identify those who have made the greatest contribution to the achievements the entire country is proud of", - said Arti Ots, the Chief Executive Officer of "Kcell".

Voting for the contest is held in seven categories: social activities, business, arts and culture, science, sports, new name, a person in the history of Kazakhstan. Each category is represented by 10 nominees - the Kazakhstanis who have achieved certain success in their field and have become well-known in the country. It is allowed to vote for a particular participant for only one time. Voting is available on the website and by sending SMS with the candidate's code number to 8785 (the cost of SMS for Beeline, Kcell, activ, Tele2, Altel customers is 7 tenge, including VAT).

The project will run from June to September, 2015. The results will be announced in October, 2015.

Kazakhstan's first national competition "Yel tulghasy" ("The name of the Motherland") was launched on December 22, 2011 and became one of the most successful mass reputational projects in the country. Voting was conducted in five categories: social activities, business, arts and culture, science and sports.

Within four months over 80 thousand people took part in the voting, herewith 63% of votes were received by SMS, and 37% by Internet. The website was visited by more than 20 000 people, and the amount of votes was almost in 4 times more than the number of the visitors of the website. This means that people have been learning about the vote from each other, telling their friends about the nominees and their contribution to the achievements of Kazakhstan, and about voting process. The main goal of the project was to introduce people who made the greatest contribution to the development of Kazakhstan to other citizens of the state.

The people's vote web-site 20let.kz was visited by 22 553 people from 87 countries, including Kazakhstan, Russia, UK, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan, France, Germany, Canada, South Korea, Turkey and others. The site was visited by people from 665 cities of the world, and the most frequent Kazakhstani visitors were the residents of Almaty, Astana, Shymkent, Temirtau, Kostanai, Karaganda, Pavlodar, Semipalatinsk, Atyrau, Aral, Petropavlovsk, Kokshetau and other cities.

Most of the votes were given for the nominees of "Science" category (70% of all votes), followed by the nominees of "Culture and Art" (18%), "Sports" (8%), "Social activities" (2%) and "Business" (2%). The winners were Edil Ergozhin, Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov, Murat Auezov, Nurlan Smagulov and Ilya Ilyin. The screenwriter and director Ermek Tursunov won in the "People's choice" category.

This year organizers plan to attract the attention of more than 100 thousand people from Kazakhstan and abroad.