The Directorate of Culture, in cooperation with the Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Aleppo, honored 25 participants from different age groups in the (Aleppo Liberation Anniversary) competition, in addition to the jury.
The honoring ceremony, which was hosted by the National Library in Aleppo, included many paragraphs, including the screening of a documentary film entitled (The Dawn of Victory), which tells the story of the liberation of Aleppo, a film about the competition, and two patriotic poems by the poet Adnan al-Darbi.
The Consul General of Iran in Aleppo, Nawab Nuri, stressed the importance of the memory of the city's liberation and the continuation of the Syrian-Iranian cooperation, while the Director of Culture in Aleppo, Jaber Al-Sajour, pointed out that the competition came within the framework of cooperation between the Iranian Consulate in Aleppo and the Directorate of Culture, indicating that it brought together generations of different age groups. It enabled them to exchange experiences and artistic, literary and technical knowledge among themselves.
Adnan Al-Darbi, a member of the jury, explained that the competition included many fields in drawing, photography and photography, video production, story and poetry, hymns, and thoughts, indicating that the number of participants reached 455, and 235 participants were selected who fulfilled the conditions of the competition.
Photographer Ahmed Haffar, head of the Professional Association of Photographers in Aleppo and a member of the jury, explained that he participated in the photography category 23, and for the video category 19, and the winner was chosen according to the criteria of a good idea, as well as mastering the use of technical means.
Ahlam Istanbuli, a member of the jury, praised the stories, poems and literary letters presented by the participants, pointing out that more than 70 categories of poetry, letters and poems participated, and the winner was chosen according to the criteria of diction, language proficiency, good content, and integrity of composition.
Director Muhammad Mulqi, winner of the first place in the photography category, said: “He participated in a film about the crisis in Syria and the years of war.” Meanwhile, the student Fatima Silo from Suleiman Al-Halabi School participated in a painting in which she embodied the Great Mosque in Aleppo using a pencil.
And the winner of the second place, Khairo Abdul Karim Al-Jassim, in the video category, stated that he documented the victory of Aleppo with a singing scene with his voice.
Rafi Ahmed Al-Adl, winner of the first place in the short story category, pointed out that he tried to talk about his experience during the crisis in Syria.
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