Baku (IP): A webinar commemorating the national day of the great and famous Iranian epic poet Abolghasem Ferdowsi was held on Saturday in Baku, the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan, with the participation of Persian students, writers, and those interested in the language and Persian literature.

Iran PressAsia: Ghorban Ali Pourmarjan, Iran's Cultural Attaché to the Republic of Azerbaijan, Massoud Hassani of the Sa'adi Foundation, and Aygun Alizadeh, a professor at Baku University, spoke on Persian literature and the role of Abolghasem Ferdowsi in maintaining the status of the Persian language.

May 15 has been named Ferdowsi Day in the yearbook of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Pourmarjan discussed Ferdowsi's position in preserving and perpetuating the Persian language and reviving this language and said: “Hakim Ferdowsi tried to compose Shahnameh poems for more than thirty years and made the Persian language enduring in the literary history of Iran.”

Massoud Hassani from the Sa’adi Foundation also introduced Ferdowsi not as a mere poet but as a writer who recounted the morals, epics, Iranian heroism and myths in his poems.

Aygun Alizadeh, a professor at Baku University, also mentioned the translation of the Shahnameh into Azeri by Professor Mobarez Alizadeh, which was published by the office of the Cultural Attaché of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Baku, and this book has a special place among Azerbaijanis and Persian language lovers.

He noted: “The famous translator and scientist, the late Mobarez Alizadeh has dedicated 27 years of his life to translating Shahnameh."

Then a group of Persian language students recited poems by Ferdowsi, Khayyam and Saadi and participated in a poetry memorization and recitation competition.

Simultaneously with this webinar, a new course of Persian language classes was opened in Baku with the support of the Iranian Cultural Attaché Office, with the presence of more than 3 people.


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