25th TIBF holier than before: Husseini
9 ارديبهشت 1391 15:14
Addressing Tehran’s Friday mass prayers, minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Mohammad Husseini, said that the 25th Tehran International Book Fair will be holier than the former editions.
IBNA: In his address, Husseini stated that many religious programs have been arranged to be run during the fair besides the Islamic Awakening section of the fair.
He made his remarks prior to the city’s Friday prayer sermons which were being held on a Friday before the exhibition begins on May 2.
As he said, a 1000-square-meter hall is provided to cover the Islamic Awakening section of the fair for the first time in its history. Moreover, there will be other halls named after prominent martyrs.
He went on to say that there will be stalls named after Imam Ali and Hazrat Fatemeh. Moreover, Imam Reza cultural festival and celebration of Hazrat Fatemeh’s birthday anniversary are other religious programs of the 25th Tehran International Book Fair which are arranged on the sidelines of the fair.
The greatest number of titles are on religious subjects with 60,000 titles this year, he further added.
He further asserted that over 400,000 book titles will be showcased during the fair with 100,000 of them being first print titles. As he added, the titles will be displayed by some 4,200 Iranian and foreign exhibitors from around the globe.
One of the programs of the fair is praising organizers of the fair’s 24 former editions in a sideline ceremony. Besides, specialized summits and unveiling of new releases are other sideline programs of the book fair in its 25th edition.
Husseini remarked the leader’s visit from the fair as one of the greatest highlights of the exhibition in its every-year run. “During his hours-long visit, the leader notices many precise points and augments the fair’s progress and prosperity.”
“We have banned the publication and display of books on issues contrary to our religion and beliefs. Also, books on fake religions are forbidden in the book fair,” added Husseini, a member of the 9th government cabinet.
He also stressed the Persian Gulf issue and stated that books trying to disseminate rumors about the gulf’s title are considered inappropriate for display and publication in the book fair by the ministry.
The 25th Tehran International Book Fair will be held at Tehran's Grand Imam Khomeini Prayer Ground from May 2 to 12, 2012. The opening ceremony of the fair will be held in the presence of the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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