A conference was held at the National Museum of Tajikistan to mark the 110th anniversary of Mirzo Tursunzoda, Tajik poet and national hero of the country.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoting Khavar News Agency, more than 100 works of photos, badges, books and awards of Tursunzoda were exhibited in this conference.
At the conference, Viraj Singh, Ambassador of India to Tajikistan, scientists and researchers delivered speeches on the works of Mirzo Tursunzoda and his role to create and strengthen the spiritual bond among nations.
Mirzo Tursunzoda (1911—1977) was an important poet and a prominent politic figure. Today Tursunzoda has been elevated to the level of a national hero of Tajikistan. By resident’s decree the title Hero of Tajikistan was given to Mirzo Tursunzoda in 2001 posthumously. Tursunzoda’s face appears on the front of the one somoni note. The town of Tursunzoda is named in his honor.
He has traveled to India many times and wrote many poems about this country. The people of India are well acquainted with the works of Tursunzoda. He was honored by the Indian government with Jawaharlal Nehru badge.