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'Persian language offered innumerable gifts to India': Dr Khusro
|The Persian language and culture presented innumerable gifts to India said Dr AM Khusro, former chairman of the Finance Commission, Government of India. In his valedictory address on the occasion of 16th All India Persian Refresher Course 2000, he said that India and Iran are two of the greatest civilizations of the world with a similar cultural heritage which has had an exceptional ties and bonds throughout the history. Both have shared brotherly relations since as far back as history can recall. Undoubtedly, language is regarded as a window to culture and in a short span, Indians adopted the Persian language and started to contribute in the field of research and vocabulary.
Mr Issa Rezazadeh, the cultural counsellor of the Embassy of Iran said that the Persian language, literature and culture are regarded as a mutual and common heritage of the Indian and the Iranian peoples. Not only this, even the Indian and the Iranian poets and writers settled in India innovated a new style of expression in Persian language Mr Akbar Sobour, director, Persian Research Centre of Iran Culture House, highlighted the need of Persian and its importance in today's competitive world.
Mr MH Mozaffari, director of Iran Culture House, said that scholars of different universities should try to take a new initiative in promoting the Persian language so that Indo-Iran cultural relations should be more strengthened.
The Two-week orientation programme was conducted by the office of the Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of IR Iran in order to keep Indian Persian teachers in touch with the latest changes and developments in modern Persian language and literature. It was inaugurated by Dr Saiyid Hamid, Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard. During this session, seminars, conferences and workshops were organized in which scholars, professors and teachers from different Indian universities expressed their views on the importance and utility of Persian language.