Friday, November 14, 2008


ايرانيان ياري‌كنيد! پيوستي بر درآمد ِ ٤: ٢٣

يادداشت ِ دوم ِ ويراستار
جمعه بيست و چهارم آبان ماه ١٣٨٧ خورشيدي
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فراخوان ِ مهين‌ْويراستار ِ دانشنامه‌ي ِ ايرانيكا براي ِ ياري‌رساني به پي‌ْگيري‌ي ِ نشر ِ شناختْ‌‌نامه‌ي ِ فرهنگي‌ي ِ ايرانيان

"ايرانيان ياري‌كنيد/ با يار[شاطر]، همْ‌‌كاري‌كنيد!"

دانشنامه‌ي ِ ايرانيكا، عظيم‌ترين تأليف و بااعتبارترين سند ِ ايرانْ‌شناختي و شناختْ‌‌نامه‌ي ِ جهانْ‌شمول ِ فرهنگي‌ي ِ ايرانيان، در سي و پنجمين سال ِ بُنيادْگذاري و در پي ِ انتشار ِ چهاردهمين جلد ِ خود، بر اثر ِ بُحران ِ مالي‌ي ِ جهاني‌ي ِ جاري، با تنگناها و كمْ‌بودهاي تازه‌اي در پشتوانه‌ها و اعتبارهاي ِمالي‌ي ِ خود، رو به روشده ‌است كه ادامه‌ي ِ كار ِ آن را به مخاطره مي‌اندازد.
استاد دكتر احسان يارشاطر بُنيادْگذار و مهين‌ْويراستار ِ دانشنامه‌، در فراخوان ِ زير كه امروز به اين دفتر رسيد ،

دست ِ ياري‌ْخواهي به سوي ِ همه‌ي ِ ايرانيان ِ دوستْ‌دار ِ فرهنگ و ميراث ِ ملّي، اين ياوران ِ راستين و پشتيبانان ِ هميشگي‌ي ِ دانشنامه‌، درازكرده‌است تا بلكه با ياري و همْ دلي‌ي ِ آنان، بتواند اين بحران ِ دشوار را از سر بگذراند.
ياري‌ْرساني به ادامه‌ي ِ نشر ِ دانشنامه‌، به هر اندازه‌اي كه در توان ِ هركس باشد، خويشْ‌كاري و وظيفه‌ي ِ عاجل ِ هر ايراني‌ست و در غياب ِ تأسّفْ‌آور ِ تخصيص ِ اعتبار ِ مالي‌ي ِ بسنده براي ِ اجراي ِ اين عظيم‌ترين طرح ِ توليدي‌ي ِ فرهنگ ِ ملّي‌ در بودجه‌ي ِ كشور، مي‌تواند به سهم ِ خود، گرهْ‌گشا باشد.
ويراستار با نشر ِ بي‌درنگ ِ فراخوان ِ استاد ِ خود در اين صفحه، اميدوارست كه خوانند گان ِ ارجمند، بدان پاسخ ِ مثبت دهند و متن ِ فراخوان را براي ِ همه‌ي ِ آشنايان و دوستان ِ خود بفرستند و از آنان نيز همين درخواست را بكنند تا با تصاعدي هندسي، به شمار ِ هرچه بيشتري از همْ‌ميهنان برسد.

ما مي توانيم و بايد نگذاريم اين مشعل ِ فروزان ِ فرهنگ ِ ايراني به خاموشي دچارشود. چُنين باد!


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