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"Peace Makers" Association in Lattakia Carries Out Campaigns Aiming at Preserving Syria's Cultural Heritage

"Syria is home to some of the most advanced ancient civilizations in the world, so the Syrian heritage is rich and diverse and preserving it is our common duty," Miss Rawan Issa, Head of the Heritage Program of the "Peace Makers" civil society association in Lattakia, said.

On the sidelines of the "Our Heritage" campaign held recently by the "Peace Makers" association marking World Heritage Day, Miss Issa told Syriatimes e-newspaper that "heritage is a basic part of the national identity which the ancestors left for their society. Heritage is very important to understand the history of every homeland”.

Highlighting the ten-day campaign’s main objectives and activities, Miss Issa made it clear that the campaign included a number of activities and interactive dialogue sessions carried out by the association's artistic, engineering, intellectual, medical, educational  as well as its habits and traditions voluntary teams.

Sixth Youth Cinema and Short Films Festival Concluds Activities at Opera House in Damascus

The Sixth Youth Cinema and Short Films Festival, held by the Culture Ministry's National Film Organization at Dar Al Assad for Culture and Arts in Damascus, was concluded on Sunday.

More than 70 Arabic films for filmmakers from Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon and Syria were screened during the 6-day cultural event.

The festival included two contests: the first is the Youth Cinema Support Competition dedicated for amateur youths and in which 29 films were screened. The second is the professional Arab films competition in which 21 films from different Arab countries, including six Syrian ones, were screened.

Syria Wins Bronze Medal at 53rd Int’l Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad, Russia

MOSCOW- The Syrian team won a bronze medal at the 53rd International Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad recently organized by the Russian University of St. Petersburg.

The Excellence and Creativity Commission said that the medal was gained by student Mohammed Bilal, pointing out that the Olympiad consists of two sessions, the first is theoretical and the second includes practical experiments in laboratories, according to SANA.

The  Syrian team included the students Asma Al-Rifai, Mudar Al-Ali, Karam Khaddour and Mohammed Bilal under the supervision of Chairman of the Central Scientific Committee for Chemistry in the Syrian Scientific Olympiad, Dr. Abdul Wahhab Allaf, and member of the Committee, Dr. Khaled Jomaa.

Syrian Film "Amina" Gets Certificate of Peace at 37th Fajr International Film Festival in Iran

TEHRAN- Long Syrian film “Amina “ has got the certificate of Peace of the 37th Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) in Iran within the Oriental Films contest.

The 37th edition of Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) was concluded at Vahdat Hall in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Thursday.

"There are no words to describe my happiness over the award the Syrian film “Amina” has got, being the only Arab film which has been accepted to participate in the FIFF and which competed a large number of high-level films," Ayman  Zeidan, the film director said in a statement to SANA correspondent.

"We have proved that despite difficult circumstances we have experienced we are able to make art which calls for peace," Zeidan underscored.

Syria Participates in International Chemistry Championship in Russia

Damascus - Syria is participating in the 53rd Mandeliev International Chemistry Championship, which is being held in Russia from the 20th to the 28th April. Some 50 continents participate in the Championship.

The Association of Excellence and Creativity (AEC) indicated in a statement received by SANA said today that the Championship, organized by St. Petersburg University, is the closest to the World Olympiad in terms of scientific level and competition. The Association indicated that the Syrian team includes the students Asma Al-Rifai, Mudar Al-Ali, Karam Khaddour and Mohammed Bilal Under the supervision of Chairman of the Central Scientific Committee for Chemistry in the Syrian Scientific Olympiad, Dr. Abdul Wahhab Allaf, and member of the Committee Dr. Khaled Gomaa.