Renowned Iranian Scholar Bestowed With Uzbek “Order of Dostlik”
IRAN NEWS CULTURAL DESK
TEHRAN – Renowned Iranian scholar Dr. Hossein Mohammadzadeh Sedigh in a ceremony held at Uzbekistan Embassy in Tehran was bestowed with Uzbekistan state award “Order of Dostlik (Friendship).”
In the ceremony and in presence of Head of ECO Mr. HadiSoleimanpour, President of the ECO Cultural Institute Mr. BakhtiSarvar, head of Department for the Central Asia of Iran Foreign Ministry Mr. Yadegari, distinguished diplomats and guests, Uzbekistan Ambassador to Tehran Mr. Bakhodir B. Abdullaev presented the “Order of Dostlik” to Dr. Sedigh.
On the occasion of 29th independence anniversary, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev honored Dr. Sedigh with the medal because of his contribution to Uzbek language and literature and cementing cultural relation and friendship between Iran and Uzbekistan.
Addressing the ceremony, Uzbek Ambassador Mr. Abdullaev expressed his gratitude to the distinguished guests in the ceremony and hailed Dr. Sedigh for his endeavors and contribution to the literature and especially Uzbekistan literature and working on one of the greatest poets and writers of all times of Uzbekistan Mir AlishirNava’i.
He also pointed to Mr. Sedigh’s efforts on the science of Nava’ilogy by writing over 300 books and hundreds of theses and researches on Nava’i.
The ambassador added that Dr. Sedigh with his initiatives could collect, compile and publish Persian works and letters of Poet Nava’i after editing them.
The 73-year-old Iranian scholar, who is retiree of TarbiatModarres University, has three famous books and he is also one of the greatest experts on works of Nava’i.
Addressing the ceremony, Dr. Sedigh thanked President of Uzbekistan Sh.M. Mirziyoyev for this honor and medal and said he was very delighted to see that his scientific and literary research has led to such a felicitous occasion.
He also congratulated citizens of both Iran and Uzbekistan for their friendly relation. He added that common features of Persian and Uzbek languages and the closeness and existence of the two over the centuries is another field of connection and integration of these two nations. He said Poet AlishirNava’I was a peace seeking poet, adding that he also chants peace and freedom.
Ali-ShirNava’i (9 February 1441 – 3 January 1501) was a Uzbek poet, writer, politician, linguist, HanafiMaturidi mystic and painter who was the greatest representative of Chagatai literature (old Uzbek).
Because of his distinguished Chagatai language (old Uzbek Language) poetry, Nava’i is considered by many throughout the Turkic-speaking world to be the founder of early Turkic literature. Many places and institutions in Central Asia are named after him.
Nava’i is considered the national poet of Uzbekistan in Uzbek culture. The province of Navoi is named in his honor, as well as many other landmarks such as streets and boulevards. It is an ongoing trend for Uzbek authors and poets to take inspiration from his works.