Mashhad to host seminar on Ferdowsi

TEHRAN, May 2 (MNA) -- The Ferdowsi Foundation will be holding its fourth seminar on Ferdowsi in Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi Province.

The seminar entitled “Paj”, taking the name of Ferdowsi’s birthplace in Khorasan Razavi, will be running from May 5 to 7 at the Mashhad Department for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, the Secretary-General of the foundation Yaser Movahhedifar said.

 

Several scholars will be delivering speeches at the three-day seminar, including Jalal Khaleqi-Motlaq from the University of Hamburg, Mohammad-Hossein Tusivand the director of Ferdowsi Foundation, Shahin Seraj from Malek ush-Sho’ara Bahar Foundation in France, and Zahra Farrokhi from Mashhad.

 

On the side section of the program, Afghan poet Abdulkarim Tamanna will be reciting poems and Osman Mohammadparast will be reciting several epics from Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh.

 

An exhibition of paintings by Parvaneh Aref with the central theme of Ferdowsi will also be taking place during the seminar, he said, adding that several statues of Ferdowsi and epic figures from Shahnameh will be unveiled.  In addition, the Iranian national computer game “The Age of Heroes” with its central theme of stories from Shahnameh will also be on display.

 

The Ferdowsi Foundation will also be opening its branch in Mashhad during the seminar.

 

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