Birth anniv. of Zakariya al-Razi to be commemorated

TEHRAN, Nov. 07 (MNA) – Iran will hold 150th birth anniversary of Mohammad Ibn Zakariya al-Razi as approved by UNESCO.

Finance and Administrative Commission (FA) of UNESCO was held on the sidelines of the 38th Session of UNESCO's General Conference in Paris, France, and the meeting resulted in some legislations.

Acting Secretary-General of the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO Sadollah Nasiri Gheydari said, “a number of Iran’s proposals presented at the meeting were adopted for the years 2016 and 2017 including commemorating the 700th anniversary of Sheikh Mahmoud Shabestari’s book Gulshan-e Raz, the 1050th anniversary of the famous scientist Seyyed Morteza Alamolhoda as well as the 1150th anniversary of the Iranian chemist and philosopher Mohammad Ibn Zakariya al-Razi.”

“The proposals, along with other countries’ proposals, have finalized in the 196th and 197th UNESCO’s Finance and Administrative Commission and have been put on the agenda of the General Conference.

Nasiri Gheydari further noted, “also at the meeting, the 520-million-dollar budget of UNESCO for the next two years as well as the four-year plan for the years 2018 to 2021 were adopted.”

Mohammad Ibn Zakariya al-Razi, was an Iranian polymath, physician, alchemist and chemist, philosopher and important figure in the history of medicine who is mostly known for discovering Alcohol."

 

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