National Engineer’s Day commemorated in Iran

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Iran has held a commemorating ceremony to honor the efforts of all Iranian engineers on the National Engineer’s Day, PressTV has reported.

Thousands of engineers and engineering students were invited to the gala that was held on February 24.

A number of officials and the country’s top engineers and scholars also attended the ceremony.

The purpose of National Engineer’s Day is to gain attention to the engineers’ contributions to society as well as their significant jobs.

“We are planning to form a comprehensive engineering society including almost all the engineers in order to form a powerful NGO in Iran”, said the secretary general of Islamic Society of Engineers in Iran, Mohammad Reza Bahonar.

Some engineers have been honored during the ceremony for their brilliant services in the country.

“Iran has been one of the founders of civilization in the world. During the past one-thousand years, our country has had numerous scientists in technical fields,” head of Research Institute of Petroleum Industry Hamid Reza Katouzian stated.

“We can claim that Iran has been one of the founders of engineering sciences in the world,” he also noted.

The ceremony was held on the occasion of birth anniversary of the great Iranian polymath Khaje Nasir al-Din Tusi.

Born on February 24,1201 CE, Tusi was an architect, astronomer, biologist, chemist, mathematician, and physician.

Tusi was the first to write a work on trigonometry independently of astronomy. In his Treatise on the Quadrilateral, he gave an extensive exposition of spherical trigonometry, distinct from astronomy.

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