On Iran’s National Day of Pahlevani and Zoorkhaneh Rituals, the Pahlevani’s shirt and symbol was bestowed on Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif in recognition of his efforts in negotiating with P5+1 over nuclear deal.
The National Day of Pahlevani and Zoorkhaneh Rituals was held yesterday in the amphitheater of Faculty of Physical Education, Tehran University.
Iranian Students’ News Agency ISNA reported that Pahlevani’s Shirt and Symbol, signed by sportsmen and heads of sports federations at a banquet held by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, bestowed on Dr. Zarif and other Iranian negotiators to appreciate their efforts in talks with P5+1.
By the way, such an award was given to Iran’s Head of Atomic Energy Organization, Dr. Salehi, as well as Iran’s former hero Abas Zandi.
Pahlevani and Zoorkhaneh Rituals is the name inscribed by UNESCO for varzesh-e pahlavani or varzesh-e bastany, a traditional Iranian system of athletics originally used to train warriors. It combines martial arts, calisthenics, strength training and music.