News ID: 255172
Published: 0232 GMT July 02, 2019

Official: Some countries seek registering Persian figures for their own

Official: Some countries seek registering Persian figures for their own

A number of neighboring countries intend to include great Persian figures in UNESCO’s list of luminaries for their own countries, secretary general of the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO said.

Hojatollah Ayoubi added that these countries want to register the Persian figures in their countries’ list of prominent figures because a Persian figure once went to that country, IRNA wrote.

He made the statement at the meeting held for the upcoming seminar on the late philosopher Sheikh Shahaboddin Sohrevardi, adding that last year great efforts were made to simplify Sohrevardi’s stories for children and young adults.

The process is underway and a number of publications voiced their readiness to do so, he said.

“Also, it was stated that the figure’s bust will be made and installed at Tehran’s Sohrevardi Street.” he said.

He boasted that the name of Sohrevardi is so great that an institute and a foundation will be also named after the philosopher.

He warned “we should be more careful about these great figures, each of these whom can bring identity for every region or country.”

Last year, Iran called on UNESCO to name 2019 as the year of Sohrevardi and the Gondishapur University.

UNESCO is a reputable organization, said Ayoubi.

Sohrevardi was a Persian philosopher and founder of the Iranian school of Illuminationism, an important school in Islamic philosophy.

The Gondishapur University was one of the three Sasanian centers of education and academy of learning in the city of Gundeshapur. It was the most important medical center of the ancient world during the 6th and 7th centuries.


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