Ferdowsi’s birthplace to turn into Shahnameh town

April 4, 2009

TEHRAN -- Ferdowsi’s birthplace “Paj” will turn into Shahnameh town concurrent with the national day of Ferdowsi on May 15.

The project includes renovation of the place, Ferdowsi Foundation director Mohammad-Hossein Tusivand told MNA.
“Several workshops will also be set up in Ferdowsi Park where viewers can watch scenes from Ferdowsi’s great epic Shahnameh via 3D images,” he said, adding that a sport complex is also being set up in the town.
Tusivand also announced that the foundation is opening its branch in Tus located in Khorasan Razavi Province.
“We hope we can open several other branches in other cities with the help of people and we need to cause the ancient roots of Dari Persian to flourish with the help of the foundation in the Middle East.
“The Middle East includes Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan, all of which were home to the Dari Persian language and were the birthplace of great masters such Rudaki, Avicenna, Jami, Rumi, and Nizami,” Tusivand explained.
He further noted that the foundation has also arranged a commemoration ceremony in Berlin on September 11 and 12.
The Ferdowsi Foundation is a private organization established in 2003 by Tusivand. Mir Jalaleddin Kazzazi, Hassan Anusheh, Jalal Khaleqi-Motlaq, Fereidun Joneidi and Qadamali Sarami are members of the foundation.