The opening of the jubilee exhibition in honour of the 815th anniversary of Mavlono Jaloliddin Balkhi in Paris.

On 6 May 2024, a jubilee exhibition titled ‘Reflections of Mawloono Jaloliddin Balkhi’s work’ was inaugurated at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.
At the official opening of the exhibition, the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan – Matlubakhon Sattoriyon, and the Assistant Secretary-General of UNESCO for Culture – Ernesto Ottone Ramirez, addressed the status and contribution of Mavlono Jaloliddin Balkhi to the development of Persian-Tajik international literature.
The exhibition features scientific and literary works by Jaloliddin Balkhi, particularly from the golden collection of the National Museum of Tajikistan, the National Library and the Centre for Written Heritage of the National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, as well as manuscripts and lithographs of one of Mavlono’s most famous works, ‘Masnavii manavi’, which are of great historical and cultural significance. The exhibition features works of miniature art illustrated by Olimjon Komilzoda, a renowned miniature artist. It also includes two books: “Gulchini ghazaliyot” and “Jomi jon”, which collect Mawlano’s poems and ghazals published in Irfan.
The exhibition, presented by the National Museum of Tajikistan, showcased a collection of niddleworks crafted with remarkable skill and representing Tajik culture. It also featured a range of Tajik national clothes, created by the renowned Tajik designer Khurshed Sattorov.
In addition, images from the inauguration of the Mavlono Mausoleum and House-Museum in Jaloliddin Balkhi district, which was presided over by the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, His Excellency Emomali Rahmon, were also presented to the audience.
The scientific, literary, cultural and artistic works on display at the anniversary exhibition in honour of Jaloliddin Balkhi at UNESCO headquarters in Paris are of great historical and cultural significance and reflect the way of life and scientific and literary activities of Jaloliddin Balkhi, along with the history and culture of the Tajiks.
The objective of the exhibition is to showcase the works of Mavlono Jaloliddin Balkhi in the heart of Europe and to commemorate this historical figure and his invaluable contributions.