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1st International Seminar on Norouz to Open on March 12th



Monday 05 March 2001


TEHRAN -- The First International Seminar on Norouz (marking the beginning of new Iranian year) is to open in Arg-e Bam, Kerman, on March 12 with participation of member countries of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), it was announced here yesterday.


Mohammad Mirshokraie, the secretary of the seminar, told reporters that Norouz is one of the greatest Iranian traditions and feasts. The seminar which will be held on the occasion of the Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations, will include several speeches, panel discussions and cultural and art exhibitions, he added. Setting up of an exhibition on Norouz-related documents and pictures, Norouz tables, film screening and performance of traditional music are among other programs of the seminar, the secretary of the seminar said. 


The seminar will be sponsored by Iran's Cultural Heritage Organization and with ECO, UNESCO National Commission, the International Center for Dialogue Among Civilizations, Iran's Tourism Organization and Bam Economic Zone being represented in the gathering. Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan (Arran), Armenia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Georgia will attend the three-day seminar.



Source: IRNA




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