Source:Uzbek National News Agency (Tashkent)
Posted: Friday, October 11, 1996
Uzbekistan president, Islam Karimov, has proclaimed a new national public holiday, "Teachers and Instructors Day", to be celebrated annually on October 1st.
The day is part of a nationwide program to foster "high spiritual values" and "cultivate in young people a spirit of patriotism, respect for their cultural heritage and devotion to the ideals of independence".
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