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3rd International Symposium of Turkic Art, History and Folklore Held in India

 3rd İnternational Symposium of Turkic Art, History and Folklore was held in India on 20-26 September, 2014 in New Delhi city of India by MIRAS Social Organization in Support of Studying of Cultural Heritage (Azerbaijan), Jamia Millia Islamia University, (India) and Selçuk University (Turkey). The opening ceremony was held in Information Technologies Centre of Jamia Millia Islamia University. Secretary General of the organization committee, Ahmet Aytac opened the symposium. He welcomed the guests and dealt with relations of Turkic-Islamic world with India presently and in the history. Ahmet Aytac noting the symposium’s dedication to the teacher of literature faculty of Selçuk University, well-known in the field of research of Turkic-Islamic art wished good luck to the work of the conference. Co-chairman of the organization committee, chairman of MIRAS Social Organization in Support of Studying of Cultural Heritage, Fariz Khalilli noted numerous scientists joined the symposium from Azerbaijan. He mentioned the support of Dos. Dr. Ganira Pashayeva, MP and the member of Azerbaijani-Indian Parliamentary Friendship Group. He thanked to the administration of Jamia Millia Islamia University of India known in the world for the created conditions. The dean of Jamia Millia Islamia University art faculty, co-chairman of the organization committee, Prof. Dr.Gazanfar Zaidi noted specially the university is one of central universities of India, study of Christians and Moslems together and the functioning of faculties like art, education, sculptor, and decorative art. Dos. Dr. Osman Kundurachi, the co-chairman of the Organization Committee and the chairman of Turkish Turkish Handicraft Research and Application Center of Selçuk University of Turkey stated the scholars are more decisive and will listen to interesting reports although Delhi’s location in far distance. MP, Dos. Dr. Ganira Pashayeva delivered a speech on “Azerbaijani-Indian relations in past and present”. She spoke on ancient relations of Azerbaijan and India, their development in all fields, Ateshgah Temple existed in Baku embodied this association and Shamakhi settlement in Delhi. She noted the role of Eyyub Tagiyev in Indian oil extraction, Raj Kapoor and Rashid Behbudov’s friendship, dealing with the opening of Azerbaijani embassy in India and important work during independent years. Plaquettes and gifts were presented in the end. Dr. Yashar Erdermir was granted “MIRAS” present, Prof. Dr. Gazanfar Zahidi was granted “MIRAS friend” plaquette. The opening ceremony was continued with “Turkic Art” exhibition in M.F.Husain Art Gallery.

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