Today, a drift car race was held from the Al-Hosn Castle Square, amidst a large public presence, as part of the activities of the fourth day of the Castle and Wadi Festival, which will continue until next week.
Engineer Ahmed Akash, Director of Homs Tourism, said in a statement to SANA from the race website that the ministry wanted this event, which was organized by the Syrian Automobile Club, with the participation of five drivers from the club, to introduce this beautiful sport on the one hand and to illuminate the castle of the fort as a historical and tourist landmark added to the landmarks of our ancient civilization. .
In turn, the racer Amer Sukkarieh said that participating in the drift race today constitutes an addition to us in the world of racing and championships that we are participating in, as it introduces the region to the Syrian Automobile Club and that beautiful sport.
In turn, the racing driver, Iyad Afghani, expressed his pleasure to participate in the middle of a tourist place, pointing out the importance of introducing the Syrian public to the relatively poor sport of motor racing to other sports.
The contestant Ahmed Najjar, who has been practicing this sport for fifteen years and participated in many local and Arab races, called for the necessity of supporting this sport financially and praising an arena for it in Damascus to encourage it and its audience.
A number of attendees expressed their admiration for this type of sports, stressing that this demonstration is a message to the world that Al-Hosn Castle was and will remain, like other Syrian castles, a fortress of steadfastness and a symbol of life and civilization.
Al-Hawash Private University also held a ceremony to honor a number of creators who left an imprint in the intellectual, artistic, theatrical, literary and plastic life in Syria, within the conclusion of the Syrian-Russian Film Week.
The artist Hossam Tahsin Bey expressed his happiness with this generous gesture from Homs and its people, pointing out that the artist is transcendent when he receives the appreciation of others for his works.
For her part, in a feeling full of hope, the artist Antoinette Naguib expressed her happiness to participate in this honor in a city where she spent her beautiful childhood years, describing Homs as a beautiful and always renewable city.
In turn, the plastic artist Samira Medawar, who was among those honored for her pioneering artistic experience, saw that honoring the artist is an appreciation for his work, as he is proud of having such a large number of creators.
Playwright Farhan Bulbul found that honoring writers and artists is an important cultural gesture from Al-Hawash University within the activities of the Citadel Festival, knowing that it has multiple contributions in the literary and cultural fields, including the play.
Among the honored are also artists and writers, "Hanna Abboud, Abdel Karim Al-Naem, Reem Habib, Aws Mohammed, Nasser Raka, Raymond Maamari, Ismail Al-Helou and Muwaffaq Makhoul."
The Julnar Dance Theater presented a performance entitled “The Stones of the Castle,” which included nine dance paintings on the Syrian heritage in its various popular colors.
In a statement to SANA, the artist Ali Hamdan explained that the castle stones are a reminder of the wonderful diversity that characterizes Syria with its plain, mountain, sea, desert and valley, as well as its historical, demographic and social diversity, which was manifested in a dancing mosaic.
With the melodies and singing of the classical classical and traditional band of Arab singing giants, today's activities concluded, as the band presented 11 songs by Umm Kulthum, Abdel Wahab, Fairuz and Kazem El Saher.
In turn, the singer Hala Trad considered that the Castle and the Valley Festival is one of the most important artistic, cultural and tourist festivals that are held in Syria, and that the band, with its effort and creativity, was able to reach the festival nights.
Clarinet player Ali Al-Saleh expressed his happiness with this very important participation for them as a band that launched two years ago and was able to draw the lines of its artistic path on the musical scene through its specialization in classical songs, knowing that it is the only band in Syria that sings in classical.