Iran to consider setting up of Sikh Persian school in Pubjab

wilayattimes (India)

Amritsar:Representative of Supreme Leader Of Islamic Revolution Grand Ayatollah Syed Ali Khamanei,Hojatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Haaj Aqa Mahdi Mehdavipor has assured to take up the demand of setting up of a Sikh-Persian school in Punjab with the Iranian Government.

He visited the campus of Naad Pragas, a society being run by PhD scholars, where Persian language is being taught for the past decade.

He stressed on the promotion of Persian language to revive the ancient relations between Indian and Persian civilisations particularly in Punjab.

Dr.Mehdavipour said that there is a need to promote the Persian language in India in general and Punjab in particular.He added that the Persian scholars engaged in the universities here must be encouraged to explore more about this ancient language.

He was informed by the members of the society that Janamsakhis, Sikh religious literature, liberally quoted references of Sikh-Sufi relations.

Even in ancient India, exchange of thought between Iran and India was found during the Sapt Sindhu civilisation, the members said.

They stated that these steps would consolidate bilateral relations in all aspects like culture, trade and welfare.

These include Guru Gobind Singh’s Zafarnama, Kalams of Bhai Nand Lal, Dr Gulwant Singh translated Japuji in Persian and selected Persian literature.

Among others who were present are Dr.Haider Raza Javed, Dr Rehan, Prof Jagdish Singh, Puninder Singh and Dr Sukhwinder Singh and others.

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