2/11/2017 12:00 am
Baghdad / Haidar al-Athari The
Baghdad Municipality has completed its preparations for the celebration on (the day of Baghdad) on the 25th of this month, which will provide a snapshot of the history of the capital, by recalling the writers, thinkers and celebrities who raised the name of Iraq high in international forums, in addition to the definition of the old Baghdadi professions And the food that prevailed then.
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova plans to visit Baghdad early next month.
The secretary of the Higher Committee for (Baghdad Day) Adel Adelawi said in an exclusive interview for “morning”: The Secretariat decided to change the site of the celebration from the Zora Park to the building of Qishla on the 25th of this month, which will last four days, noting that the committee headed by Amina Baghdad, Which included a number of preparatory meetings for the success of its activities.
He revealed that the program of the celebration will include a theater performance entitled “Baghdadi” to recall the features of the lives of prominent figures in the fields of culture, politics and literature, most notably Dr. (Naziha Dulaimi), the first minister of the Republic of Iraq in the era of Abdul Karim Qasim, and (Mullah Aboud Karkhi).
Al-Urdawi said that the program will include the history of the satirical journalist Nuri Thabet, the owner of the newspaper, and the poets Jamil Sedqi al-Zahawi, Maarouf al-Rusafi, the pioneer of free poetry, Nazik al-Malikah, in addition to Aziz al-Ali and the singer of Maqam al-Qabbanji. Among the other activities are the establishment of special pavilions in Baghdad’s traditional and popular markets, which represent the identity of workers in the fields of blacksmithing, carpentry, barbershops, saffarin and folk food vendors, as well as coordination of the General Traffic Directorate with the Municipality of Baghdad to organize a march with old cars and carriages to pass through the streets of Rashid, Martyrs Bridge.
The secretary of the Supreme Committee said that the celebration will also see the launch of fireworks from the banks of the Tigris River, pointing out that the literary and cultural councils of Baghdad and public forums will devote their sessions to talk about the day of Baghdad and its importance and will be invited to a number of senior officials and faces Baghdad to attend the events of the celebration, Capital. He added that among the festive program , which will be held at the Gardens Zora Park Festival for children titled) Let ‘s draw for Baghdad (to draw a large painting love Baghdad, in addition to sports competitions and games, and bazaars offering handicrafts popular with character and heritage wings of the cuisine and food Baghdad.
Furthermore, A press statement to the Baghdad Municipality said that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi approved the initiative put forward by the Chairman of the Committee, musician Naseer Shamma to develop the squares of Baghdad, in addition to providing financial cover for the development of the banks of the Tigris River in Abu Nawas Street and Baghdad Forest and the UNESCO Theater in Baghdad, Which will be inaugurated soon in the presence of the Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova
He added, and will be the opening of other projects, including the fountain of peace, lakes in the form of the map of Iraq, and the design of a museum of the epic of Kalkamesh, in addition to playgrounds and gardens and kiosks typical for the employment of young people, In addition to other projects under study.