Organized by Iran’s Landscape Organization and City Council of Tehran, the sculpture was revealed in a ceremony attended by Iran’s Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Mohammad-Mehdi Esmaeili, Chairman of the City Council of Tehran Mehdi Chamran, and Academy of Persian Language and Literature director Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, according to IRNA news agency.
Renowned Iranian sculptor Dehghan Mohammadi made the sculpture, which is installed at Sa’di Square, at the intersection of Sa’di Avenue and Jomhuriye Eslami Avenue.
During the ceremony, Minister Esmaeili announced that the next luminary whose sculpture will be installed in Tehran is the Iranian poet Nizami.
He also stated that sculptures of other prominent figures will be unveiled and installed in other provinces to preserve Iran’s identity and civilization.
Commenting on Sa’di’s legacy, Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel said that the poet is an eternal instructor of the Persian language and a teacher for those who have learned the language both in Iran and around the world.
This is why the organization responsible for teaching and promoting the Persian language worldwide is called the Sa’di Foundation, he concluded.