Esin Celebi Bayru
Esin Celebi Bayru is a 22nd generation relative of Hz. Mevlâna (Rumi) and lifetime Vice Chairperson of the International Mevlânâ Foundation based in Turkey. The Foundation’s mission and vision is to further the re-search of the great Turk - Islam Scholar Mevlâna Jelaleddin-i Rumi’s works, his thoughts, teachings and the spread of his enriched knowledge. It is also to hand down this information properly to future generations including the 700 years of cultural richness of the Mevlevi Culture. The Foundation is involved in extensive activities including teaching, international conferences, book publishing, organising and performing the Sema ceremony and various projects. Projects have included “The Preservation of Sema & Mevlevi Music including addition to UNESCO’s list of "Masterpieces of the Oral & Intangible Heritage of Humanity, ” & declaration in Turkey and globally of the year of Mevlâna Celâleddin-i Rûmi in 2007, owing to the 800th anniversary of his birth.