"In the Planning Committee of the festival, 11 general topics and 15 specific topics were examined the result of which were more than 114 approvals regarding the general topics and 150 approvals regarding the specific topics", he added.
As reported by the News Department of Imam Reza (A.S) International Foundation for Culture& Arts, Jafari added: "We do our best to improve the thirteenth series of the festival both in quality and quantity."
"The Secretariat of the academic section of the festival will soon be established in the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research& Technology. As a result, the festival will cover more universities in its programs and thus the students will be more actively involved. Moreover some comprehensive programs have been set in order to cooperate more effectively with the Iranian Ministry of Education", reiterated the Director General of Imam Reza (A.S.) International Foundation for Culture& Arts.
Mentioning that in the life of the Imams (A.S) Welayah and Imamate have been considered as blessings, Jaffari further stated: "taking this fact into consideration, Allah will inquire all human beings about these blessings; in fact the love of Ahlul Bayt (P.B.U.T) will be the permission note for everybody who is entitled to enter the Heaven".
Referring to a saying by Imam Reza (A.S.), he said: "My father, narrating from his prominent father, said that the Prophet (A.S.) addressed Imam Ali (A.S.) and said: "O Ali, when humans die, the first question they are asked is about the uniqueness of the Allah; the second would regard my prophesy and the third one concerns your Welayah and Imamate and the Imams (A.S.) after you".
At the end, having acknowledged the efforts of all those who were involved in the thematic programs of the 12th series of the festival, Jafari added: "By our collective and group endeavors, all of us take steps towards spreading the Razavi culture and we do hope that these efforts be accepted by Imam Reza (A.S.)".