Tehran, the director of regional office of ISESCO appreciated the glorious
ceremonies of cultural capital of the Islamic world in Mashhad.
According to the news headquarters of cultural capital of the Islamic world, Abbas Sadri pointed out that ISESCO is active in various fields, including education, culture and technology sciences, stating: selection of Mashhad as the cultural capital of the Islamic world has specified missions in the field of culture.
He continued: when Mashhad was selected as the cultural capital of the Islamic world, the major goals of this act were introducing the city and its capacities to others and recognizing the share of the selected city in development of Islamic culture and using their own capacities to introduce the historical and religious background of Mashhad.
Sadri also expressed: I have attended some of the opening ceremony of some cities as the cultural capital of the Islamic world by ISESCO. However, after comparison of these cities with Mashhad, I understood that Mashhad has had good performance in this regard. During these days, the magnificent ceremony of commemoration Ferdowsi was held, in which all of the capacities of Mashhad were well stated. This ceremony increased our reputation in international gatherings; therefore, I sincerely appreciate all the efforts by the authorities and officials.
Director of regional office of ISESCO also asserted: Mashhad is a historical city and the large pantheon for Muslims of the world. These were the most important factors for selection of this city as the cultural capital of the Islamic world in 2017. Shrine of Imam Reza is the place of pilgrimage for many Muslims, and all of the Muslims in the world are lovers of him.
He continued: in the next three-four months, we will evaluate the performance of Mashhad in this area to determine whether it has been successful in introducing itself to the Islamic countries of the world. This is mainly due to the fact that we have only passed half of this path.
According to Sadri, Mashhad has a great and valuable potential in the field of cultural heritage. He expressed: as an Iranian, I recommend that the rich cultural of Khorasan be introduced as a proper resource to other countries. In this regard, we have to be more active, and selection of Mashhad as the cultural capital of the Islamic world is a good excuse for more development in this area.
In Tehran, director of regional office of ISESCO stated that good efforts have been made in this regard, stating: we hope that these endeavors will be doubled in the next remaining months. The next important subject is the methods used to introduce the traditions to people.
Sadri asserted: we have to find an approach to restore our traditions. In this regard, stories of people about this subject can have a significant impact, which is one of our major goals in ISESCO. We are pleased that there is narrative studies are carried out in Mashhad since the resources, especially those related to the biography of Imam Reza, are significantly rich. However, we need to find the most appropriate way to introduce them.
He mentioned: this is significantly important for us and we need to provide in-depth plans based on cultural issues and Islamic teaching. Moreover, the ever-lasting behavioral pattern of Imam Reza must be accurately illustrated. These topics can be discussed in universities and professors of these fields must give their opinions about the development of culture in the Islamic world with an approach of using the behavior of Imam Reza.
In Tehran, director of regional office of ISESCO introduced the provision of welfare services in proportion to the pilgrims as one of the most effective components in this regard, suggesting: providing good facilities to pilgrims for some years will lead to sustainable travel of pilgrims to Mashhad.
According to Sadri, one of the goals of ISESCO for selection of a city as the cultural capital of the Islamic world is introducing the intellectual figures of the Islamic world, including Ferdowsi. He stated: this mission is a heavy burden on the shoulder of Mashhad due to its selection as the cultural capital of the Islamic world.