- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad honored Journalist
and Rense.com Columnist Kourosh Ziabari during the closing ceremony of
National Festival of Iranian Youth.
- The National Festival of Iranian Youth, which wrapped
up last Friday with the presence of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, introduced
and honored 38 Iranian youths who had achieved national and international
honors in various fields of culture, arts, science and society.
- Sponsored by the National Organization of Youths, the
festival awarded 38 selected Iranian youths in 14 fields of Quranic activities,
cinema, literature and satire, fine arts, religious studies, rural activities,
young soldier, paralyzed youths, young entrepreneur, media activities,
young inventor, music, abroad-residing youth, social activities and performing
- According to Mehrdad Bazrpash, the director of National
Organization of Youths and Iran's vice president in charge of youth affairs,
more than 250,000 Iranian youths took part in the contest and submitted
their works to the permanent secretariat of the National Festival of Iranian
- The winning participants were introduced in separate
ceremonies held for each of the 14 sections and more than 600 Iranian youths
were introduced as the top contestants. Finally, 38 youths were picked
up from the 600 final competitors as the winner of winners in each category.
- Kourosh Ziabari was named the winner of winners in the
category of media activities. He was honored by the Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad, receiving the honorary mention signed by him and the silver
medal of Iran's Superior Youth. The media activities category did not award
the Gold and Bronze medal to any participant.