The ECO Cultural Institute hosted the inaugural ceremony of the Kish Mehr festival on Thursday September 25, 2014.
To mark the birth anniversary of Molana Jalal ad-Din Mohammad Rumi, exquisite collection of forty artworks from renowned masters such as Mohammad salahshour, Esrafil Shirchi, Amir Ahmad Falsafi, Babak Borzouyeh, Mohammad Heidari and Morteza Khalaj in the fields of calligraphy, painting and photography were showcased in the ceremony.
Referring to the regional character of Rumi, Iftikhar Husain Arif, the President of the ECO Cultural Institute stated: "Molana was born in Afghanistan, buried in Turkey and was a master of Persian poetry."
He added: "Rumi is well-known in the Subcontinent where every family interested in literature, holds a volume of Masnavi."
Further, he expressed satisfaction with the event and said: "It is remarkable that most of the audience of the festival are the young generation, young people who seek peace and harmony over the world."
Describing the features of the exhibited artworks, Mohammad Heidari, the great Iranian calligraphy master, his works were on display in the event, said: "these works depict Molana's verses and the Iranian calligrapher owe to such figures."
He expressed satisfaction in cooperation with the ECO Cultural Institute and added: "It is a pleasure to see that today the younger generation show much interest in arts."
Live traditional music performance thrilled the event, warmly received by the audience.