Cultural competitions for the empowerment of the Arabic language held today by the Higher Institute of Business Administration (HBA) in Damascus under the title (My Identity Language) in which students from various governmental and private universities and institutes participated in cooperation with Dar Al-Fikr, the Creative Bank for Micro and Micro Finance, and the Development Foundation for Education and Training.
The competitions, which lasted about four hours, included poetry debates and competitions in the arts of recitation and Arabic calligraphy, in addition to asking various questions in the field of Arabic language to the public under the supervision of a committee of academics and specialists in the field of Arabic language.
SANA accompanied the competitions, as Dr. Hayan Deeb, Dean of the Higher Institute of Business Administration, confirmed that these competitions come within the framework of the Institute's support for the Arabic language and encouraging young people to adhere to it as it is the mother tongue and one of the components of the Arab identity that has contributed to the protection of Arab history, civilization and culture over time, indicating that the activities of the Institute are not limited to On the economic issue and business administration, but it is included in everything that concerns the young generation and graduates, as the Arabic language is considered one of these important and vital matters, as it is the language of the people of the same nation and is able to keep pace with the times and science.
Dr. Nizar Abaza, advisor to the House of Fikr for Culture and Head of the Competitions Jury, said that such competitions have a great benefit for students and contribute to discovering the talents they have and motivate them to search in the fields of the Arabic language, stressing the need to preserve and preserve the Arabic language as it represents the invincible bulwark of the identity and unity of the Arab people and the vessel that It carries its cultural and civilizational legacy.
Adeeb Sharaf, CEO of Al-Ibdaa Bank for Micro and Small Finance, indicated that the bank sponsored the competitions within the framework of its social and development role and based on the need to encourage young people to preserve and adhere to their mother tongue, indicating that the support for students and university students is not limited to material matters but also includes providing training and consulting.
A number of students participating in the competitions expressed their happiness to participate in these activities, which come within their interest and specialization, as the student Rama Ayyash, a graduate of an Arabic language at the University of Damascus and a student of educational qualification diploma at the virtual university, said it is important to organize such activities and increase them to include seminars and discussion of books to preserve the Arabic language and encourage Students to study and see references and knowledge encyclopedias.
Student Muhammad Ali Qashlan from the Department of Arabic Language at the University of Damascus, fourth year, indicated that he participated in competitions out of love for the Arabic language and his desire to win and achieve distinguished results at the university level, indicating that he chairs a student volunteer team that includes a hundred writers and writers and is interested in culture and literature and is keen to participate in any activities related to young talents.
Student Khadija Mahmoud Yarkas from the Department of Arabic Language at Damascus University, third year, considered that these competitions contribute to introducing the young generation to its civilization and history at a time when there is no longer a great interest in poetry and literature.
The competitions were concluded by honoring the winners and distributing in-kind and material prizes to them.
Helena Indian-Manar Deeb