“The first and second Razavi Songs Festivals, aimed at cultural and artistic centers of the mosques, were held in the Korder Razavi village, Minab city with collaboration of Imam Reza (A.S) International Festival. Rural songs choruses form around the country participated in the festivals, which was an interesting and attractive undertaking, and we will have the same plan this year. We are trying to bring the cultural and artistic centers of the rural mosques into focus” he added.
He also declared that the song choruses and theater groups of the country are preparing to perform during “ten days of generosity”, and said: “with collaboration of the Coordinating Council for Commemoration of “Ten Days of Generosity”, the groups are preparing, particularly in mosques and schools, to perform during the festival.”
He emphasized that specific attention has been devoted to topics relevant to Imam Reza (A.S), Hazrat Masoumeh (S.A), and Hazrat Shahcheraq (A.S) in schools and mosques throughout the country, and stated: “ Regarding the fact that “ten days of generosity’ coincides with summer holidays and the youth’s free time, we try to take advantage of the occasion as best as possible.”
Announcing that 450 thousand ceremonies and 1500 celebrations focused on mosques will be held in 700 cities during “ten days of generosity” in 2015, he said: “making use of the capacity of 1500 local staffs for commemoration of “ten days of generosity” in order to create new trends in neighborhoods is among our programs.”
He further stated that every year, the members of Coordinating Council for Commemoration of “Ten Days of Generosity” have a meeting with Grand Ayatollahs, and added: “in order to fulfill the Grand Ayatollahs’ expectations, we arrange a meeting every year, and benefit from their comments and guidance. Their speech is a guideline for the festival plans of the Coordinating Council, and we try to fulfill the expectations of the Grand Ayatollahs, the Supreme Leader’s dignified representatives in provinces, the honorable superintendents of holy shrines, etc.”
The chairman of the Coordinating Council for Commemoration of “ten days of generosity” also stated that in order to reinforce the public section of Imam Reza (A.S) International Festival, the Council is working with 18 subgroups.
At the end of the speech by Arbab Spleimani, Janati, the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, emphasized on identifying the accurate road where Imam Reza (A.S) entered Iran, and said: “we must figure out the Wilayat Road based on traditions and accurate history; a historical documentary must be made, and its results must be available to everyone”.