• Short Summary

    TO MARK THE BEGINNING OF THE SECOND PHASE OF THE SHAH'S LAND REFORM PROGRAMME IN IRAN, LAST MONDAY WAS DECLARED NATIONAL FARMER'S DAY.

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    TO MARK THE BEGINNING OF THE SECOND PHASE OF THE SHAH'S LAND REFORM PROGRAMME IN IRAN, LAST MONDAY WAS DECLARED NATIONAL FARMER'S DAY.THE SHAH AND QUEEN FARAH SPENT THE DAY AT THE VILLAGE OF BOUIN ZAHRA IN THE QAZVIN DISTRICT.

    THIS WAS THE AREA BADLY DEVASTATED BY THE DISASTROUS EARTHQUAKE A YEAR AGO.IN BOUIN ZAHRA, 4,000 OF THE POPULATION OF 5,000 WERE KILLED.THE VILLAGE ITSELF WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED.ON FARMER'S DAY, HOWEVER, THE SHAH TOURED THE AREA AND WAS SHOWN THE ROWS OF NEW HOUSES--MANY OF WHICH WERE BUILT BY THE NATIONAL IRANIAN OIL COMPANY.

    THE SHAH HANDED OUT DEEDS OF THESE HOUSES TO LOCAL FARMERS.THE THEN TOURED THE FARMS AND SAW NEW METHODS OF AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK BREEDING BEING DEMONSTRATED.A HIGHLIGHT OF HIS VISIT CAME WHEN HE DROVE A BRITISH--MADE TRACTOR AT AN EXHIBITION OF PRODUCE AND MACHINERY.

    WITH THE ROYAL COUPLE ON THE TOUR WERE THE PRIME MINISTER ALAM, GENERAL HEJAZI, SUPREME COMMANDER OF CHIEFS OF STAFF, GENERAL RIAHI, THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5U8ZKXTLPTGD5T6KSJN8HWJ3E
    Media URN:
    VLVA5U8ZKXTLPTGD5T6KSJN8HWJ3E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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