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An Iranian author has donated his huge cash prize to the training of Sunni teachers at elementary schools in the underdeveloped province of Sistan and Baluchestan in south-eastern Iran.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry, in a message, has paid tribute to and slammed efforts by Turkey to associate itself with prominent Iranian poet Rumi, who was one of the world’s most famous literary figures known for his mystic poems.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has paid homage to renowned French linguist and Iranologist Gilbert Lazard, who died on September 6, 2018, at the age of 98.
The traditional ceremony of Nour Gavan, which literally means ‘the milk vetch on fire’, is held every July in the village of Neva, 12 km from Gazanak, between Amol in Mazandaran province and Tehran.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has offered condolences on the death of Gianroberto Scarcia, the leading professor of Iranian studies and the founder of the Persian literature and language seat in Venice University.
Tehran’s Seyhoun Art Gallery recently hosted an exhibition of paintings by Iranian artist Saeed Khazaei which were focused on Ferdowsi’s epic story The Seven Labours of Rostam.