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Embassy of Iran commemorates International Quds Day

Sep 9, 2011 2:33:14 PM - www.ft.lk

Text and pix by Ruzaik Farook
The Cultural Section of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Colombo organized the Photographic Exhibition to mark the International Quds Day at the Marine Grand Banquet Hall, Wellawatte, Colombo recently. 

Quds Day was know as the International  Al Quds Day is an annual event on the last Friday of Ramadan (holy month of fasting) to express solidarity with the Palestine people. It was held under the patronage of the Cultural Counselor, The Cultural Section of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mahdi G Rokni. 

The concept of Quds Day was first introduced in the Islamic Republic of Iran, followed by the great Islamic revolution by Imam Ayathollah Khomeini, the leader of the Islamic revolution in August 1979. Subsequently the entire Muslim and Arab world has accepted this concept and now commemorates the Quds day annually.   Ambassador of the Iran in Sri Lanka, Several Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Parliamentarians, Muslim Organization Representatives and Media Personnel were present at this event.

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