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Publication Date: Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 11:03



library and information science



The 15th Commemoration of Manuscript supporters introduced its elects

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The 15th commemoration of manuscript supporters was held this evening January 15. In the ceremony Mr. Mayel Heravi was ennobled and the elects of different sections of National Library were introduced.
The 15th Commemoration of Manuscript supporters introduced its elects

According to Lisna, the 15th commemoration of manuscript supporters was held this evening at “ghalam” hall of National Library in the presence of deputies of National Library, Afghan ambassador in Iran and some list makers and culture lovers.

At the beginning of the ceremony Gholamreza Amirkhani, deputy of national library, emphasized the deep relationship between Iran and Afghanistan and said: “during this period we appreciate Mr. Najib Mayel Heravi’s effort. The relationship between Iran and Afghanistan has always been brotherly and intellectuals and scholars of the two countries never have been separated from each other. Even when seven years ago Iran’s political situation was somehow thrilling, I was in the company of my Afghan friends; they asked why Mr. Hashemi has been insulted in our country”.

Then Najafgholi Habibi, the scientific secretary of the 15th commemoration of manuscript supporters added: “by reforming the regulations it was decided to hold the ceremony every two years to find more chance to work on artworks. Indeed by adding binding, restoration and librarianship sections to the field of manuscript, the conference has been extended to 15 fields”.

He continued: “axes of the festival are categorized in tow main and secondary axes. In the main section published books on manuscripts in 2 years regarding all subjects such as inventory writing, printing, research version, picture, religion, philosophy, literature, history and geography, documents, science and technology were evaluated. In the secondary section, the activists’ report including librarians, donors and those who restore books will be honored”.

At the end, Habibi clarified: this year conference started in two main and secondary sections. Finally 30 experts started judging 259 books of 150 publishers; after evaluation 16 works were chosen to be praised.

Hujat Al-Islam Reza mokhtari, the president of Shi’a Bibliographical Institute was another lecturer in the program. He offered suggestions to improve the situation of manuscripts in Iran and said: “many libraries in Iran are great treasuries doing list-making; since the list are detailed then still half of the manuscripts are left without contents. I suggest first to provide a list of all manuscripts then start detailed list-making process”.

Mokhtari added: some of the libraries are still undecided and their manuscripts are at risk. I hope the custodians think and try to find a solution for the libraries and the manuscripts in danger.

The president of the Shi’a Bibliographical Institute suggested to provide a separate list for each collection and to establish an institute for manuscripts. He added that “fankha” and “dena” lists are good examples of list-making done in our country. He also suggested providing a world list of manuscripts belonging to the Islamic World which will be available for everyone.

 To praise Najib Mayel Heravi, Mohammad Sarvar Molaei, the programmer of the conference, said: “I am very happy to praise Najib Heravi here. His efforts and credits to recognize and maintain manuscripts in Afghanistan are undeniable. I wish he could be present at the ceremony to see how his country and the hosting country are appreciating him”.

He added: “there is a kind of positive norm breaking in Najib Heravi’s works. He never accepts anything without searching and then he corrects manuscripts emphasizing to do research. To correct manuscripts is very hard and is not achieved without love and enthusiasm. Often those who are involved in the field of manuscripts are not well-known therefore holding such commemorations for supporters of manuscripts is praiseworthy.

After the ambassador of Afghanistan read the message sent from Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan, and then the elects of the 15th commemoration of manuscripts supporters were appreciated.  

The 15th commemoration of manuscripts supporters recognized their elects.

At the ceremony the elects were praised and Seyyed Abdollah Anvar’s Award was granted to Najib Mayel Heravi, an expert in codicology and in recognizing original text.

In the main part of the ceremony, in list-making category, “list of manuscripts in Central Library and Archives of Tehran University”, 21th volume, selected work written by Parisa Karam Rezaei, in photo printing category, photo printing of “Sahifeyeh Sajadiyeh”, written by Ibrahim ibn Ali Kafami, selected work with the introduction of Seyyed Mohammad Hussein Hakim, in religion category “Zia Shahab” selected work of Juya Jahanbakhsh, Hassan Atefi, Abbas Behniya, in philosophy category “secrets to explain sighting of lights” outstanding work of Abulghasem Rahmani, in literature category, “Biography of Amere Treasury”, written by Hooman Yusefdehi, in history category, a work by Maryam Mir shamsi, a work of Raziyeh Yusefi niya in the category of documentation and a work by Mokhtar Komeyli in the category of science and technology all were praised in the ceremony.

At the secondary section of the commemoration of manuscript supporters, in the field of managing manuscript field, Mohammad Reza Entezari, in the librarian sector, Fariba Hariri, in the restoration sector, Nureddin Hussein, in the donor sector, Nasrollah Tavakoli, in the providing sector, Simin Seydiyeh, and finally in the publication sector Hojat al-Islam Reza Mokhtari were introduced as favorites.

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