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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: COMMEMORATION OF FIRDOWSI TOOSI

(13-15 MARCH,2017) Lahore College for Women University , Lahore Persian department (Firdowsi Chair ) with the collaboration of Cultural Centre of Islamic Republic of Iran ,Lahore organized an “International Conference, Commemoration of Firdowsi Toosi (13 – 15 March,2017).Chief guest Chancellor, Governor Punjab MR.Rafique Rajwana, Education Minister,Mr.Raza Ali Gillani,Vice Chancellor Prof.Dr.Rukhsana Kausar, Counsel General Iran, Lahore Mr.Bani Asadi,Iranian Dir. General Islamic Culture and Relations Organization Mr.Malkuti Tabar,Dir. General Iran Cultural Centre ,Lahore. Mr.Ali Akbar Barkhurdari , Ambassador of Tajikstan H.E Mr.S.Jononov S. ShairAli,Director walled City Authority . Mr.Kamran Lashari ,Dean of social sciences Dr .Uzma Qureshi, Incharge ILC Ms.Freeha Basit,HODs of various departments and professors of several universities of Pakistan graced the function with their presence.
The conference started with the recitation of Holy Quran . After that a documentary film regarding Iranian National Poet Firdowsi and its master piece ”Shahnama” was presented.

Vice Chancellor Dr.Rukhsana Kausar,during her welcome address highlighted the importance of Iran Pakistan relations and Persian language. She also appreciated the services of Persian department in this regard.

HOD Persian Dr.Faleeha Zahra Kazmi welcomed the honorable guests and while sharing the details of the conference explained that so many articles were received from various countries such as Iran Afghanistan,Turkey,Tajikstan and India and only the writers of selected articles have been invited.
The Chancellor Governor Punjab, Education Minister and Dir. General walled city authority in their addresses pointed out the basis of Iran Pakistan relations and appreciated the cooperation and efforts of Iran regarding Pakistan’s , integrity and development.
Counsel General of Iran at Lahore, Mr.BaniAsadi ,Director General Iran culture centre , Mr.Ali Akbar Barkhurdari , Director Islamic culture and relations organization , Mr.Malkuti Tabar, Ambassedor of Tajikstan H.E Mr.S. Jononov Sher Ali in their addresses highlighted the depth and strength of Iran Pakistan and Tajikstan’s cultural,historical, religious relations and declared Firdowsi as an asset and his “shahnama” as asymbol of common historical heritage.
Dean of Social Sciences Dr.Uzma Qureshi and Incharge ILC Ms. Fareeha Basit thanked the guests and discussed the commonalities and importance of Iqbal and Firdowsi’s poetry.
The session ended on a common Cultural show.