Dr. Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, Vice-President and President of Planning & Budget Organization paid visit to Iranian NOC and participated in unveiling the busts of Olympians.
Iran NOC; Tehran: Observing the health protocols; the Ceremony brought
the former Olympic Wrestling Medalists together with their families in order to
unveil their busts among whom was Siamand Rahman the Late Para-Weightlifter.
NOC President, Dr. Seyed Reza Salehi Amiri hosted the ceremony and
the special guests; Dr. Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, Vice-President and President
of Planning & Budget Organization and Dr. Masoud Soltanifar, Minister of
Sports & Youth.
The ceremony started with a video clip displaying the narration of
the Olympians and followed the speeches made by the Sports Minister.
“I need to appreciate the efforts and supports of Dr. Nobakht which
has led to great successes for the country’s sports. We have utilized sports as
an effective tool to keep the society connected and united. Due to Covid-19
pandemic, everyone is in a sensitive situation; though, we have secured some
Olympic berths” held Dr. Soltanifar addressing and appreciating the guests, NFs’
Presidents and sports stakeholders.
Highlighting the earnest endeavor in establishing the Sport,
Olympic and Paralympic Museum by the NOC President, Dr. Soltanifar stated: “his
[Dr. Salehi Amiri’s] efforts brought these cups and memorabilia from homes,
clubs and anywhere to this Museum which will be all recorded in the history. This
ceremony is unprecedented because the Olympians are the country’s honor and
pride who gave the people joy and jubilance”.
Dr. Nobakht in continuation added: “the reason behind this ceremony
is the determination signaled by the champions to win against their opponents.
Their medals are not only symbols of determination but are indicative of dignity
and culture of the country which will be commended in the history”.
Emphasizing on a targeted support to the NOC and Sports Ministry;
the Vice-President stated: “the Government well recognizes where to invest, the
Sports, which can be durable and fruitful”.
Paying visit to Iran NOA; Dr. Nobakht then had a friendly meeting
with NFs’ President, Sports Ministry and NOC officials and they discussed
The ceremony was closed by unveiling the busts and a short video on
the process of producing the busts.