Cultural heritage, an asset for future

Zahedan, Sistan-Baluchestan, May 25, IRNA – Governor General of Sistan and Baluchestan Province said cultural heritage prepares the ground for communication of people from different parts of the country with each other and as a result guarantees security and sustainable development and serves as an asset for the future of the society and the generations to come.

Speaking at a local gathering, Ali Owsat Hashemi said, “Sistan and Baluchestan is a broad, rich and diversified reality in terms of cultural and historical heritage which has been forgotten and hidden under dust and in fact is in need of refurbishing from the heritage of flag bearers of the civilization and our history-making pioneers.”

He said concentration of outlooks should be on provinces which have been ignored and remained in deprivation and the belief should be developed that each of the existing works in each provinces is an indication of valuable attitude and behavior of specific people and ethnic groups.

He said Sistan anad Baluchestan enjoys high capacity in the field of tourism and a specific outlook to this province can prepare the ground for its presentation at national and international level.

Meanwhile, Director General of Museums of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization said today the international community is exposed to the risk of forgetfulness and museums and cultural heritage are considered as parts of the history and universal memory.

Mohammad Reza Kargar further remarked that communication technology has created the rapid wave of forgetfulness and monotony and only countries with cultural education can resist against such an assault.

He said Iran’s culture and civilization is a tree whose roots are spread throughout the country and if cultural heritage does not support people no transparent and developed future can be anticipated.

Sistan and Baluchestan as the most expanded province is situated in southeast of the country and is rich in exquisite historical and cultural works parts of which is the result of peaceful coexistence of the Shiite and Sunni Muslims in the province.