The Organization of Veterans was formed on March 21, 1987. The Association has 1 million 845 thousand veterans of war and labor in its ranks. The pride of the Organization are 17 owners of "Halyk Kaharmany ", "Kazakstannyn enbek eri ", 2 Heroes of the Soviet Union and 115 Heroes of Socialist Labor.
Gulshara Abdykalikova stressed that caring for veterans, improving their life quality is one of the main priorities of the state's social policy.
She reminded that on July 1, 2017, on behalf of the President, pensions will be increased by 20%. In addition, the appointment of a basic pension will be implemented according to a new methodology, its size will depend on the length of participation in the pension system. These measures will allow to increase by 1.8 times the size of the basic pension by 2018.
The Secretary emphasized the contribution of the Republican Association to the formation and development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
At the end of her speech, the Secretary of State expressed her confidence that the veterans would take an active part in the implementation of the tasks set by the President of the country in the program article "Looking towards Future: Modernization of Public Conscience".
During the solemn meeting veterans thanked Nursultan Nazarbayev for constant care and attention. They expressed unanimous support for the wise and verified policy of the Head of State, thanks to which peace, unity and harmony reign in Kazakhstan.