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200 children take part in 1st Syrian Child's Song Festival

Some 200 children aged 6-12 years from 10 provinces are taking part in the 1st Syrian Child's song festival kicked off yesterday in the Damascus Opera House.

The festival aims to develop children's talents and to create a conscious generation to confront the challenges in the future, member of the Baath Vanguards Organization (BVO) Hiba Said clarified, adding that the current circumstances necessitate more efforts to make children able to confront challenges and to rebuild the homeland.

 She indicated that the festival will be an annual event, hoping that the festival will be held next year in one of the provinces that suffered from terror crimes.

"Children from several provinces unfortunately could not take part in the festival due to the current circumstances," Said stressed.

She said that cash prizes and certificates of appreciation will be distributed among the winners in the singing competition. 

"Music is essential in child-rearing and in creating psychological balance in their life," Chairperson of the Cultural Bureau in the BVO Omaima Ibrahim declared.

The opening ceremony of the two-day festival, held by the BVO, included lyrical performance showing patriotism and the Syrian people's steadfastness.

A song entitled “a call from the Syrian children” was sung in both Arabic and English.

The BVO's pioneers plus gifted children from Damascus and its countryside,  Quneitra, Daraa, Sweida, Homs, Hama, Aleppo, Lattakia and Tartous are participating in the festival.