President in a ceremony to honor researchers on Ferdowsi:
Ferdowsi revitalized collective soul of Iranian nationnews id: 38277 - 2012-05-30 09:18:50
He made the remarks in a ceremony to honor researchers on Ferdowsi and commemoration of registration of storytelling in the intangible cultural heritage list of the United Nations Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
President Ahmadinejad pointed that Ferdowsi flourished Iranian civilization and culture.
Dr.Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stating that Ferdowsi’s point of view was international and global.
President Ahmadinejad said: "Iranian nation were following prophets' message and monotheism, but in the course of time they got polytheism and egoism."
"Changing this trend, the Iranian nation needed an epic and it was provided by Ferdowsi who wrote the epic work of Shahnameh," Dr.Ahmadinejad said.
Abulqasim Ferdowsi Tousi known as Ferdowsi is a highly revered Persian poet.
He is the author of the Shahnameh (the epic of kings), the national epic of Iran and related societies.