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Supreme Leader’s message to 1st Fajr National and Intl. Anthem Festival

Tehran, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei issued a message to the First Fajr National and International Anthem Festival.

In his Tuesday message, the Supreme Leader calls on all those who work in promoting anthems, to avoid following others since he believes it is harmful.

Ayatollah Khamenei also recommend them to choose subjects that include Islamic, revolutionary and national values.

The full text of the Leader's message follows:

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Anthems are one of the precious artistic means that help to spread intellectual and practical values. The exquisite combination of poetry, sound and rhythm in a group performance is the secret behind the exceptional influence that religious and national anthems have throughout the world. Praise God, Iranian’s talent, taste and artistic skill have been able to advance our dear country to be one of the finest in this field.

Now, I would like to thank all those who work in promoting anthems. I recommend they be selective in choosing these three components of anthems that I have mentioned. In addition, they must avoid following others, since this is harmful. I also recommend that they choose subjects that include Islamic, revolutionary and national values.

May God’s greetings and mercy be upon you.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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