A nearly fifty-square-foot Iranian mural “Origin,” “The Origin,” was solemnly inaugurated on Tuesday morning in the courtyard of the town hall. The work of the Iranian painter Ali Rastroo was made in honor of the sister city relationship between Jászberény and the Iranian Yazd, the kinship of the two peoples, which is a real curiosity in the city center in addition to the Persian wind tower monument.
"It is important that the twinning relations continue and deepen in economic and cultural terms," said Lóránt Budai, the mayor, in his greeting. Zoltán Varga-Haszonits, the Ambassador of Hungary to Tehran, also took part in the event. In his ceremonial speech, he emphasized that the embassy will do its utmost to further expand the established network of contacts. The mural was presented by the architect Balázs Sisa.
- Ali Rastroo was inspired by the Hungarian anthem, influenced by the vicissitudes of the Hungarian people. For them, the rising sun promises more and more hope and happiness every morning, so he wanted to give that hope to us as well, he explained.
- At the heart of the work is the processing of the solar symbol in the Jame Mosque, one of the most attractive sights of Iran and the city of Yazd, surrounded by the passing night darkness and stars of the desert landscape. Part of the concept is also the eastern and south-eastern location of the facade - added Balázs Sisa.
Locals also joined the process of creation several times with a stroke of a pen. “Origin” is about roots, cross-border relationships, attachment, friendship and the power of art, the beauty of a work that bridges cultural differences. The dancers of the Jászság Folk Ensemble took part in the event.