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News > The exhibition of Iranian Arts and Handicrafts and the performance of traditional & Khorasani music on July 2, 2019, was organized by Iran Culture House, New Delhi with the cooperation of Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi for three days.


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The exhibition of Iranian Arts and Handicrafts and the performance of traditional & Khorasani music on July 2, 2019, was organized by Iran Culture House, New Delhi with the cooperation of Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi for three days.


On the Occasion of the 70 Years of Indo-Iran Diplomatic Relations, the Iran Culture House, New Delhi, in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi has jointly organized the Iranian Music Concert performed by Simorgh Music Group and an exhibition of Iranian arts and Handicrafts on 2nd of July, 2019, at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi.

 


In the opening ceremony of the Art Exhibition and the Iranian Musical Concert Dr. Ali Chegeni, Ambassador of I. R. Iran to India, Dr. Najmeh Akhtar, V.C. JMI, New Delhi, Mr. Akhlesh Mishra, Director General, ICCR,, Mr. Sachidanand Joshi, Member Secratery Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts, New Delhi, Dr Ali Dehgahi, Cultural Councilor of Iran in New Delhi, Dr. Alireza Qazveh, Deputy Cultural Councilor of Iran in New Delhi, Dr. Ehsanullah Shokrallahi Director, Persian Research Center, Dr. Ramesh Chandra Gaur, Director, Kala Nidhi, IGNCA, Ambassadors of Iraq, Turkmenistan , Venezuela and diplomats from some other countries and a large crowd of Indian cultural elites and fans of Iranian art were present. The opening ceremony began by lightening the candles.

 

Dr. Gaur has expressed his thanks to the Iranian cultural center for co-hosting the event and welcomed the guests.


Dr. Ali Dehgahi, in his speech, called Iran the cradle of one of the oldest civilizations in the world and added: Iranian art is one of the richest legacies in the world and thousands of historical and ancient monuments represent the diversity and importance of this religious and spiritual heritage and various customs.


He referred to the examples of Iranian common heritage registered in the UNESCO and said: "Music, Poetry, Crafts, Architecture, Decorative Art, Nowruz, Folklore Iranian Folklore Row, Carpet Weaving and Storytelling some of Registered Arts of Iran at UNESCO.

 

 

Mr. Akhilesh Mishra has considered the cultural relations between the two countries, Iran and India, and added that we can strengthen the cultural relations between the two countries with a mutual understanding.
He added that the Indian Council for Cultural Relations is one of the oldest cultural institutions in India, and we want to expand cultural relations with other countries so that we can create a better world by mutual understanding.
He emphasized that the organization of this exhibition will familiarize us with Iranian culture and Persian language and literature.

Dr Ali Chegeni called the cultural, political and economic relations between India and Iran very dynamic, adding that the existence of thousands of Persian manuscripts and poets such as Bedil Dehlavi and Amir Khosrow Dehlavi, represent the Indian style in Persian poetry.
He added that there are many similarities between Iran and India, which could be the basis for the development of cultural relations between the two countries.
He said the visit of India"s PM to Iran in 2016 and the visit of the Iranian President to India in 2018 would strengthen these ties.


Dr. Sachidanand Joshi, Member Secretary IGNCA, thanked Iran Culture House, New Delhi for organising this Exhibition and Concert, emphasizing that, although there is a geographical distance between India and Iran yet we have so many common cultural backgrounds. The two countries i.e. Iran & India have been together and our center has done various activities to protect Persian Manuscripts and Publish them.


He added that there are a lot of commonalities between the culture of Veda and Zoroastrians, and two Persian and Sanskrit languages also have a lot of common words.

 

 

The Exhibition of Iranian Arts & Handicrafts was inaugurated by Mr. Akhilesh Mishra, D.G, ICCR, Prof. Najma Akhter, V.C. JMI, Dr. Ali Chighini, the Ambassador of I.R.Iran and Dr. Ali Dehgahi, the Cultural Counsellor.

 

In the end of the program, the traditional Iranian Music was performed by Simorgh Group of Khorasan and was appreciated by the audience.

 




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