News Approval of the symbol of the Period of Rural Development, Tourism and Folk Crafts, 2019 – 2021 25.06.2020 287 With the purpose of a comprehensive presentation, the Founder of Peace and National Unity, Leader of the Nation, President of Tajikistan approved the symbol for the celebration of the Period of Rural Development, Tourism and Folk Crafts, 2019 – 2021.The symbol was prepared by the artists, designers and teachers of the Tajik State Institute of Fine Arts and Design. The emblem is surrounded by the colors od the state flag. Two other additional spherical green lines and seven stars represent national symbols. On both sides of the symbol, the word Period of Rural Development, Tourism and Folk Crafts, 2019-2021 is written in Tajik and English.The main element of the symbol is displayed at the center of the circle, – the mountains of Tajikistan, the shining sun, and the unique beauty of rural life, highways, tunnels and tourists as a symbol of tourism development, rubob (national musical instrument), earthen jug, pomegranates and grapes as a symbol of agricultural development. All this is the embodiment of the fact that Tajikistan, with its unusually beautiful nature, is recognized as the land of delicious fruits.The image is decorated with national ornaments, which is a reflection of folk crafts. Dams, tunnels, roads and fruits represent Tajikistan’s four strategic goals, – ensuring energy independence, breaking the communication deadlock, food security and acceleration of industrialization.Ministries, government agencies, institutions, organizations, executive bodies of the state authority, provinces, districts, and cities, and the mass media can use the symbol for the celebration of the Period of Rural Development, Tourism and Folk Crafts, 2019 – 2021.