The al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine hosted a large number of volunteers and servants of visitors from Diyala Governorate, as part of the program prepared by the al-Abbas's (p) Fighting Squad to receive visitors' servants from all governorates.
The foreign relations official for the al-Abbas's (p) Fighting Squad, Abdul Hussein Saleh Mahdi, stated:
"This visit is part of the programs prepared by the al-Abbas's (p) Fighting Squad to host the members of the provincial representations who have served the visitors during the major Ziyarat."
He indicated: “We started today as we received (1200) servants from Diyala governorate. The brigade took care of providing cars to transport them from their governorate to the Karbala governorate, so they can perform the Ziyarat rituals of Imam al-Hussayn and his brother Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon them both).
The program included the provision of meals and accommodation if required.
In the coming days, we will host servants of all governorates' representations according to a plan of three groups per week."
Stressing: "The aim of the program is to strengthen the relationship between the visitor servants in the governorates and the servants of the two holy shrines, as well as to express gratitude and thanks to them for what they offer to the visitors of Aba Abdillah al-Hussayn and his brother Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon them both) during the Ziyarat seasons."
This visit was concluded with a lecture given by Professor Jassam Al-Saeedi, head of international media at the Media Department of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, on the importance of the national cultural identity, what are the dangers to which cultural identity is exposed in any country and in Iraq in particular, and what is the impact of these risks on society, morals and religion. The lecture also dealt with the methods by which the risks to national identity and cultural identity can be avoided.