Kalmykia celebrates National Writing Day today

September 5, Kalmykia celebrates the National Writing Day. Its creator is the enlightened Teacher Zaya Pandita (1559-1662). In 1648, he invented the Oirat- Kalmyk Todo Bichig script, "Clear Script".

One of the pages of the Oirat- Kalmyk history is associated with his name. Zaya-Pandita is a Kalmyk and Oirat figure of Gelug Buddhism, the creator of the Oirat (Kalmyk) Todo Bichig script, a translator of sutras and other texts, a poet, scientist and educator, a prominent political figure in Central Asia in the mid-17th century, widely known as an outstanding religious and public figure. Centuries have not been able to erase the bright image and glorious name of the teacher, educator and humanist from the people's memory. Thanks to the scientific and literary activities of the great lama, the Oirat-Kalmyk literary tradition arose in Kalmykia, and Buddhism began to spread actively.

The library and museum of the Central Khurul "Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni» hold expositions during the celebration. Books on the Oirat-Kalmyk writing and the life and work of Zaya Pandita presented in the reading room of the library.