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Artistic Cultural Festival on "Iran - Land of Culture, Beauty and Attraction" held at Delhi Chamber of Commerce, New Delhi

 


The Iranian Cultural Festival was held in the Delhi Chamber of Commerce and was attended by various Ambassadors to India, Indian Government officials, Indian tourism and business association"s representatives, cultural and academic personalities as well as Iranians residing in India on 14-11-2019.


The program was an exhibition of artworks, performances of Iranian music and film screenings. Dr. Ali Chegeni Honorable Iranian Ambassador to India said that the India and Iran are two pillars of civilization in the world. The two countries have worked closely together in history, yet the new generation is less informed of the depth and history of these relationships. He added that we have to make the younger generation aware of the historical relationship between Iran and India." He further said that : no Indian is a stranger in Iran and Iranians do not feel strange in India.

Dr. Rabbani Cultural Counselor of Iran in India said that Iran"s cultural relations with India had been exemplary constructive. That is why India is one of the priorities of the cultural relations of the Islamic Republic of Iran today.

Mr. Vinod Zutshi Former Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India said in his speech referring to the close relationship between India and Iran: "The tourism industry provides a good ground for expanding relations between the two countries." India and Iran have a vast cultural and historical common heritage which has been internationally recognized. He added that around 6,000 Indian citizens have traveled to Iran in the last year and many Iranian tourists have also visited India and these numbers should increase. For this the first step should be the establishment of a visa-free regime,". The second step is to increase the number of airlines flying to India and Iran. The third way is to promote tourism between the two countries organizing cultural programs and festivals in both countries so that people become more familiar with each other culture.
Dr. Shernaz Cama Project Director, UNESCO in Delhi also spoke, Iran as its homeland and India as its birthplace, referring to ancient Iranian history and civilization, centuries of historical exchanges between the two nation of Iran and India. Indian society has a positive and respectful image of Iran. He described the development of Iranian-Indian cultural and tourism relations in the interest of the two countries and hoped that through Iranian festivals and cultural events in India, more opportunities would be presented for introducing Iran to Indian society.

The program was followed by a film, introducing the cultural and tourist attractions of Iran and two Iranian musical programs. Also, the Iranian Art Exhibition was part of other cultural events In addition to presenting calligraphic art by an Iranian artist, the exhibition of handicrafts, posters presenting Iranian tourism attractions, as well as works of manuscripts and illustrations of the oldest Shahnameh in India.

This artistic cultural festival was organized as a joint venture of Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iran Culture House, New Delhi, Mahan Airlines Office in New Delhi and the Delhi Chamber of Commerce, at the conference hall of the last mentioned centre.

 
   
   


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