Secretary General of Molana International Festival stated that the Commemoration of Jalal al-Din Mohammad Molavi (Rumi) is due and this year’s topic of the festival is ‘Rumi’s Mysticism for the World Peace’. In an interview, Hossein Bahonar (PhD), the Secretary General of the International Festival of Rumi said: “Molana International Festival will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the auditorium of Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran.”
“In the past three years, the International Commemoration of Molana Jalal al-Din Mohammad Balkhi was held at different local, national and international levels and we hope that it expands globally next year,” he said. Bahonar added that the topic of this year’s festival is centered on Molavi’s mysticism and teachings to be used for establishing peace throughout the world and the proposed strategy is the application of the wisdom of Mathnavi and promoting its culture. “Teachers articles will be published in ‘Noavaran’ section of the event and will reach the enthusiasts through virtual and cyber spaces,” the Secretary General of the festival announced. Bahonar explained that in addition to those registered for this event, the special guests invited to this commemoration ceremony mostly include mystics, scholars, national and international authorities. “We’ll try to make the event as international as possible and will avoid ideological-political secondary issues,” he concluded.