College of veterinary medicine at the university of Baghdad organizes a festival entitled “Hussein unites us”
College of veterinary medicine at the university of Baghdad organized the 1st annual pride festival under the slogan “Hussein unites us” with the auspices of prof. Dr. Alaa Abdul Hussein Abdul Rasul, president of the university. The ceremony began with a march attended by a large number of students of the college of veterinary medicine, wearing the white vest as a symbol of their profession and of peace. This march was launched from the gate of the college towards the hall of martyr al-Hakim in the way of the university Presidency, after that the festival began with reciting verses of Quran and a minute of silence for remembering the martyrs of Iraq. Professor Dr. Muhammad Abd al-Atiya al-Sarraj, dean of al-Khwarizmi college of engineering, and representative of the president of the university of Baghdad delivered a statement in which he reviewed the lessons learned from the great revolution of Al-Hussein, stating in his speech that “those who like imam Hussein in word and deed should characterize his morals, devout and belief in his cause and revolution”. Then assistant professor Dr. Ibrahim Abdul Hussein Sawyer, dean of the college of veterinary medicine praised the grievous memory of Ashura in the hearts of all Muslims, stressing that the revolution of Al-Hussein became the school of revolutionary inspiration for all peoples. Then followed the word of the preparatory committee of festival which heralded the great support given by the dean and the efforts made by the participating students. The activities included a theatrical show given by the poets, calling for unity, cohesion, patriotism as a real embodiment of the festival logo. The festival included the participation of assistant professor Dr. Bahaa Fakhri who recited a poem entitled (lord of martyrs) as well as the participation of the poets: Ehab al-Maliki and Haitham Faleh in addition of other poems given by the students that glorifies the lessons of this living revolution and the aching memory of Ashura.