The Persian Language Training Center in Armenia was opened by Iranian Ambassador to Armenia, Seyed Kazem Sajjadi, at the 110 School in Yerevan.
At the opening ceremony, the Iranian Ambassador said: “Expanding ties between Iran and Armenia, increased travel to Armenian by Iranians, and the use of the Persian language for business in Armenia has increased the importance of learning Persian by twofold.”
A forum entitled “Sa’di and Petrarch” will be held in Tehran, Shiraz, Rome, and Bologna next year.
Sa’di Day is celebrated on 21 April 2018 in Shiraz. A second day of acknowledgment for this renowned 13th century poet will also take place mid-September at the Sapienza University of Rome and Bologna University.
The feature “Blockage” has been nominated for six Golden Global Awards 2017 in Malaysia.
The movie has been directed by Mohsen Gharaei and produced by Bahman Kamyar. It has been nominated for six awards at the 2nd Malaysia Golden Global Awards 2017.
Leader of Imam Khomeini Square excavation site in Hamedan announced: “Excavations conducted in this site have led to the discovery of one of the oldest bodies buried here dating back to 2800 years ago, belonging to a ten-year old child.”
The first Persian Speakers in Europe Art Festival will open in January 2018 in the two visual arts and music categories. It will run from 13-20 January in Paris. The visual arts category will open as from January 8th.
“Starless dreams”, a feature documentary by Mehrdad Oskuei, has been screened in 24 cinema theaters in France during the documentary film month.
Every year, Le Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée or CNC (the National Centre for Cinema and the Moving Image) screens French and foreign documentaries during the documentary film month throughout France.
Iranian narrative feature “Helmsman” has won the Best Director Award at the 14th Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth (SIFFCY) in India.
“Helmsman” directed by Majid Esmaeili Parsa was lined up for the international category of the Youth Festival. The director, together with the producer Javad Gholizadeh, received their awards at the closing ceremony on Friday night, 15 December 2017, in Delhi.
Unesco has dispatched its experts to Kermanshah Province in Iran to visit the historic sites of this province following the massive earthquake that struck Iran in November 2017 and assess the damages caused by the quake so that Iran can benefit from the financial and technical assistance of this organization.
The 55th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties between Iran and S Korea was celebrated by selecting 2017 as the year of cultural exchanges between the two countries. The ceremonies opened on Friday 15 December 2017 with an Iranian film festival.
An Iranian couple have won the Short Film Award in the international category of 5th Indian International Deaf Film Festival 2017.
“Melody” is directed by Fatemeh Lotfi and Behruz Ghassemi. The screening also drew a large, welcoming audience.
Rizali Khajavi, known as the devoted farmer to most of us, has been hospitalized for kidney failure.
Azbar-Ali Hajavi, nicknamed Rizali Khajavi, has been in our school books for decades now. He came to be known as the devoted farmer in our elementary literature books throughout Iran.
Jabbar Baghcheban is known as the father of the deaf and hard-of-hearing in Iran. He is the founder of the first school for the deaf in Iran, which he established in the city of Tabriz and called it “Baghche-ye Atfal” [The children’s garden], and thus became known as “Bagcheban” [gardener]. He passed away in 1966.
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
A university professor in the UK believes: “Iran must have closer ties with Europe for its economic development. But its security can be provided mostly by China and Russia. This requires a little subtlety in the ‘Neither East, Nor West’ slogan.”
Australian cultural attaché and second in rank, Hamish Leslie Reisen, has said that Australians are not very familiar with Iran and its tourist attractions, adding: “Planning cultural programs is one of the best incentives for Australians to travel to Iran; because, the image they have of Iran is impacted by the global news coverage. Good news from Iran will surely attract their attention, especially about cultural links between the two countries.”
Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company, a subsidiary of state-owned Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization, announced through the country’s public broadcaster that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with industry group Iran Mine House and a private company with the idea of developing six small-scale gold and copper mines.