July 2, 2019 in the reading room “Adolat” of the National Library of Uzbekistan opened a photo-book exhibition entitled «Symbols of the Motherland are saint», devoted to the day of approval of the State Emblem of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
All colors and symbols on the Emblem have a certain meaning. Pictured in the center of the Emblem is the Humo bird from Eastern mythology, considered to be a bird of happiness, love of freedom, nobility, good luck and kindness. In the work «The Language of Birds», the poet and thinker Alisher Navoi personified the Humo bird as a bird bringing happiness, goodness and greatness. At the top of the emblem there is a symbol of the unity of the nation - an eight-pointed star. Inside it are a crescent and a five-pointed star. These symbols are symbols of the immortality of our national traditions and values, the elevation of our spirituality, strong will and our convictions. The image of the sun with rays symbolizes the light that illuminates the path of the state, and also emphasizes the unique natural and climatic conditions of the republic, since Uzbekistan is known as a “sunny country”. Two rivers flowing through the valley from the mountains symbolize the two longest and largest rivers in Central Asia - the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya, which flow through the territory of Uzbekistan. The image of mountains and valleys symbolize the high mountains (Tien Shan, Pamir-Alay, Zeravshan and Turkestan ranges and others) and, accordingly, fertile valleys and oases of Uzbekistan, such as the Fergana Valley, Zeravshan Valley, the Khorezm Oasis, the Bukhara Oasis and others. If the ears of wheat symbolize bread, wealth and abundance, then the opened cotton bolls symbolize the rich agriculture of the country. At the bottom of the State Emblem, on the ribbon of our flag, the word “Uzbekistan” is written in gold letters, which is precious and holy for all of us.
The exhibition presents documents related to the adoption of the Law “On the State Emblem of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, the “Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, publications, books and scientific articles describing the State Emblem, sources for studying the emblem, publications, articles, poems, essays, stories from creation and interpretation of colors and lines of the coat of arms. These are the books «Davlavimiz Ramzlari», «Men Uzbekukara fukarosiman» ( I am an Uzbek citizen) , «Mustakil Yurtimizin Davlat Ramzlari» (The state simbols of our Independent country), manuals and photos from newspapers and magazines.
Visiting the photo-book exhibition, library users will learn a lot about the history of statehood and the formation of state symbols of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the essence and meaning of the Emblem for each country.
Press Service of the National Library of Uzbekistan