Director of Astan Quds Razavi’s Physical Education Institute and representatives from Mashhad’s al-Mustafa University have held a meeting to implement a Memorandum of Understanding on sports activities.
According to Astan News, the MoU signed between Astan Quds Razavi’s Physical Education Institute and al-Mustafa University was aimed at promoting sports and cultural programs next summer.
In line with the implementation of the MoU, a meeting was held between Director of AQR’s physical education institute, Ali Akbar Hashemi Javaheri, and Cultural Deputy of Mashhad’s Higher Education Department, Mohammad-Reza Nejati, along with experts from the two sides.
Hashemi Javaheri described the document as valuable and said that training sport missionaries using the existing capacities and offering course syllabus and refresher courses on physical education can introduce Islamic lifestyle to foreign students, given the fact that most of the students of this center are from other Muslim countries.
As agreed by the two sides, ancient sports are a top priority in the programs, where special courses are envisaged for Morsheds, who coordinate exercises in Iran’s traditional system of athletics. Archery and swimming are also incorporated into next year’s programs.
Pointing to the MoU as a positive step, Nejati stressed that in light of synergy in this joint program, it is possible to introduce the sport authority.
“Students of al-Musltafa University who come from Russia, China, Turkey, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan, Afghanistan and even African countries can take part in sports activities, which can ultimately attract them to religious programs,” explained Nejati.
The two sides also agreed to hold monthly sessions to evaluate the planned programs.