Sep 13, 2012
LATTAKIA, (SANA)_The 'Outpour of Love' festival, organized by the Culture Directorate continues at Dar al-Assad in Lattakia, amid a big turnout to attend the literary, art and intellectual activities of the festival.
The activities featured painting a 14-meter-long, 1 and a half-meter-wide panoramic mural that sends a message from the children of Lattakia in which scores of martyrs' children took part , who were joined later by increasing numbers of children, creating an atmosphere overflowing with love for the homeland.
An art workshop preceded the work of art that was supervised by the artists Mohammad Badr Hamdan and Iyad Nasser.
Hamdan said that this work sends a message from the children of martyrs to the world stressing that the sacrifices of their fathers is a distinguishing feature of the Syrians' steadfastness and unbreakable will in the face of this ferocious campaign.
''In the face of this overwhelming love to Syria, it is important to reconsider the concepts of world peace that the West and its agents claim to be seeking to establish in our country,'' said Hamdan.
For his part, Nasser said that the children sought to address the children of the world through this work of art so as to push their governments to stop backing armed terrorist groups that are committing crimes in Syria.
He added that the drawings of children whose age range between 5-14 years reflected a fertile imagination and outstanding skills, proving the ability of the Syrian child to cope with events and their great love for their country.
Wissam Ammar Khalil, 14 years old, daughter of martyr Ammar Khalil, said ''I wanted to dedicate this mural to the soul of my father, and I vow that we will be following in his and his fellow martyrs' footsteps until cleaning Syria of the last terrorist.''