• Short Summary

    THE SHAH OF PERSIA, WHO ANNOUNCED OF OCTOBER 5 THAT HE WAS TO DISTRIBUTE PROPERTY WORTH 47,500,000 TO HELP RAISE THE LIVING STANDARDS OF THE POORER CLASSES, HANDED TITLE DEEDS TO PLOTS OF CROWN LAND TO REPRESENTATIVES OF SOME 4,300 PEASANTS, AT A CEREMONY AT RAMSAR, PERSIA, ON OCTOBER 7.

  • Description

    THE SHAH OF PERSIA, WHO ANNOUNCED OF OCTOBER 5 THAT HE WAS TO DISTRIBUTE PROPERTY WORTH 47,500,000 TO HELP RAISE THE LIVING STANDARDS OF THE POORER CLASSES, HANDED TITLE DEEDS TO PLOTS OF CROWN LAND TO REPRESENTATIVES OF SOME 4,300 PEASANTS, AT A CEREMONY AT RAMSAR, PERSIA, ON OCTOBER 7.

    PLOTS OF LAND, IN THE MAZANDARAN REGION, WERE PRESENTED TO THE PEASANTS, IT WAS ONE OF THE LARGEST ROYAL LAND DISTRIBUTIONS, COVERING 91 VILLAGES, A LARGE NUMBER OF WHICH ARE ON THE BORDER WITH RUSSIA. FARMERS RECEIVED THE DEEDS PERSONALLY FROM THE SHAH. LANDLESS UNTIL NOW, THEIR INTERESTS WILL BE LOOKED AFTER BY LOCAL COOPERATIVE, WHILE THEIR PROGRESS WILL BE LOOKED AFTER BY THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE.

    A TEN-MAN COUNCIL HAS BEEN SET UP TO ADMINISTER THE SHAH'S GIFT, GIVEN TO THE PAHLAY; FOUNDATION. THE FOUNDATION WAS SET UP IN 1958 TO IMPROVED LIVING CONDITIONS AND FOSTER THE DEVELOPMENT OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL LIFE. RELIGIOUS LEADERS DESCRIBED THE GIFT AS "AN IMMORTAL TESTIMONY THAT HERE IS A KING DEDICATED TO THE SERVICE OF GOD, THIS COUNTRY, AND HIS PEOPLE".

    ACCOMPANIED BY QUEEN FARAH, THE SHAH WAS TO LEAVE TEHERAN OCT 10 FOR A THREE-DAY STATE VISIT TO PARIS. THEY ARE EXPECTED TO SPEND A FIVE-DAY UNOFFICIAL HOLIDAY IN FRANCE AFTER THE STATE VISIT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACB6PFY2WOLFQL9RO9YE3DPJLI
    Media URN:
    VLVACB6PFY2WOLFQL9RO9YE3DPJLI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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