IBNA– In the opening ceremony of the Provincial Book Fair held in Kashan, Deputy Culture Minister stated that 60,000 books have been published from the beginning of the Iranian year.
According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations office of the Iranian Cultural Fairs Institute, the opening ceremony of the 2nd Provincial Book Fair in Kashan was held at the Mossalla (Grand Prayer Grounds) of the city with the Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi (PhD), advisor of Deputy Culture Minister Homayoun Amirzadeh and a number of other cultural and religious officials.
In this event, Salehi said: “Holding this ceremony on the second day of the Fajr decade is a great opportunity for us, as our revolution is tied with the culture of books and reading.”
He further added that culture is the essence of the Islamic Revolution and Iran’s culture is based on books, and that culture without books loses its meaning. Book constitutes the spirit of culture and the soul of man and serves as a thoughtful and lasting media.
Deputy Culture Minister pointed to the publication of a million copies of books in the country after the revolution, of which 600,000 books were released for the first time. Referring to the memory of his meeting with the Supreme Leader of the Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said: “We were asked to announce the print run of a million copies by His Excellency to inform the public.”
Salehi said that in the first 10 months of the Iranian year (until the last week of January), 60,000 books were printed and released for the first time.
The 2nd Provincial Book Fair in Kashan is currently underway and will run until February 8, at the Mossalla with the support of the Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance by Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Isfahan province.