The Culture Garden of the National Commission for UNESCO was inaugurated in Karaj, Alborz Province on Thursday. The ceremony was attended by Minister of Science, Research, and Technology Mansour Gholami, Head of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature (APLL) Gholam Ali Haddad Adel, President of the ECO Cultural Institute Sarvar Bakhti, and the Secretary-General of Iran-UNESCO National Commission Hojjatollah Ayoubi, Secretary of Cultural Revolution Supreme Council Seyyed Saeed-Reza Ameli as well as other cultural figures.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, during speeches at the ceremony, Sarvar Bakhti, President of ECO Cultural Institute said: “I would like to thank the National Commission for UNESCO and the Municipality of Karaj for unveiling this magnificent cultural garden. In oriental culture, the garden has a special place and whenever people get tired of their busyness and daily routine, they go to the garden and the garden is a symbol of life.”
He further emphasized: “Using the title of ‘culture garden’ is rooted in ancient wisdom. In the life of the people of our region, garden is an inseparable part of life, and it is as if human beings express their thoughts by spreading friendship.”
At the end of his speech, Bakhti said: “I welcome the opening of this cultural park and congratulate the initiative of the dear ones on behalf of the ECO Cultural Institute, and I hope we will all see the opening of this cultural garden.”
According to the same report, Mansour Gholami, Minister of Science, Research and Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran, was the other speaker at the ceremony, emphasizing: “Our dear Iran is a vast country and a place of deep-rooted culture and knowledge, and each of our people is a treasure of knowledge and culture that adorns the vast geography of this land.”
Hojjatollah Ayoubi also said at the ceremony: “It makes us happy that we have gathered in the national park of Little Iran in the name of culture and cultural diversity and Iranian ethnic groups.”