Research boost on Avicenna in Tajikistan

The Avicenna Foundation in Iran and the Philosophy Research Center of the Sciences Academy in Tajikistan have sealed an agreement to endorse studies on Avicenna for a year and introduce the man to the world.



According to the public relations office of the Avicenna Foundation, the public relations and international affairs manager of the foundation has said that based on the agreement which was signed a few days ago, a top Tajik researcher on Avicenna who has done a lot to introduce the personage to the world will be revered in a ceremony.


Tavakol Daraei stated that the foundation will welcome the researcher in a one-week tour to Iranian philosophy centers.


It has been further agreed, he added, that the foundation and the Tajik Academy of Sciences jointly muster works and articles published in Tajikistan on Avicenna's works as a book and have it published in the coming year under the title of the Book of Avicenna.


As he said, as many as 100 books on Avicenna will be granted to libraries by the two organizations.


Moreover, a symphony will be performed in Dushanbe by an Iranian group besides a movie and series about Avicenna to be broadcast on the national Tajik TV.


Daraei went on to say that a festival will be held about Mir Seyed Ali Hamedani's works and personality by the organizations given the fact that the second Avicenna Award is arranged to be held by the foundation next year.


Also, based on the agreement, the organizations will hold celebrations on Avicenna's next birth anniversary.


Head of the public relations and international affairs office of the foundation further added that the foundation will financially support 10 MA and PhD theses of the Academy which will be done on Avicenna.


The organizations have also agreed to publish the facsimile of Avicenna's manuscripts in Tajikistan. Moreover, publication of other books by Avicenna should be supported by the organizations based on the agreement.


As Daraei said, in line with its goals and duties that are introduction of the cultural and scientific facets of Avicenna's personality, his works, treatises and writings, the foundation has set its chief obligation to cooperate with all cultural as well as scientific centers engaged with Avicenna research.


Alī al-Husayn ibn Sīnā commonly known as Ibn Sīnā or by his Latinized name Avicenna was a Persian polymath, who wrote almost 450 treatises on a wide range of subjects, of which around 240 have survived. In particular, 150 of his surviving treatises concentrate on philosophy and 40 of them concentrate on medicine.




Source: IBNA News Agency




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