A three-day international conference titled “Rumi-2022 International Conference” on the theme “Rumi’s Philosophy for a Society of Love, Peace and Humanity” will start today at the University of Dhaka.
Minister of Education Dipu Moni will inaugurate the conference as the chief guest today at Senate Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury of Bhaban University on campus, chaired by UD Vice Chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman.
A total of 28 scholars from 7 countries will present on Jalaluddin Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet, at eight academic sessions of the international conference.
The President of Persian Language and Literature and also a member of the organizing committee of the conference, Professor Mohammad Bahauddin revealed the information on Friday during a press conference held at the office of the Journalists Association of Dhaka University.
Pro-VC DU (administration) Mohammad Samad, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram K Doraiswami, Iranian Ambassador Mansour Chavoshi and Turkish Ambassador Mustafa Osman Turan will address the inaugural session as special guests while the conference organizer KM Saiful Islam Khan will give the vote of Thanks.
DU Persian Language and Literature and Allama Rumi Bangladesh Society jointly organized the conference on the occasion of the centenary celebration of Persian Language and Literature Department and the 11th anniversary of the death of Syed Ahmadul Haq, known as Banglar Rumi.
Scholars and researchers from seven countries (India, Iran, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh) will attend the conference in eight different locations.
Rumi Society Treasurer Mohammad Abdul Majid, Prof. Muhsin Uddin Mia and Prof. Tariqe Ziaur Rahman Siraji were also present at the press conference.