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Tehran Book Garden, a major center for publications, inaugurated


Source: Mehr News Agency; photos by Mahmoud Rahimi

TEHRAN - A major center for publications named the Tehran Book Garden, covering an area of 110,000 square meters on Abbasabad Hills in the northeast of the city, opened during a special ceremony on Monday. The ceremony was attended by Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, Persian media reported on Tuesday.

The garden with 10 theaters and amphitheaters will provide a good opportunity for the families and children to study and dedicate some time for book reading.

Permanent bookshops, an art gallery, shops offering cultural products, children's halls and workshops, as well as a robotics club, have also been included in the big project.

"The opening of the book garden is a big cultural event in the country so that our children can make better use of this cultural and academic opportunity," Qalibaf said at the ceremony.

Larijani for his part asked the officials of Ministry of Education to provide the means for teachers and school children to visit the garden and become more familiar with the opportunities available for the creativity of the children.

"The project aims to teach our children to be active and creative through modern methods and equipment," Larijani said.

All the Persian books are gathered here in the garden and present a good opportunity for the readers, he said.

The Abbasabad Complex on Haqqani Highway also includes the Sacred Defense Garden Museum and the National Library and Archives of Iran.

Families can reach the garden via the subway at the Haqqani Metro Station.

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