In collaboration with the Al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, and for the four year in row, the charity foundation Noor Al-Hassan (peace be upon him) -for the care of orphans, widows and needy families- has established on the 5th of Dhu Al-Hijjah 1436 AH corresponding to the 19th of September 2015 the annual festival for honoring its excelling students for the academic year (2015-2016).
The festival is part of the activities sponsored and organized by the holy shrine for the segments of society such as orphans and needy and the foundations that care for them..
The festival was attended by the officials of the holy shrine, led by the Secretary-General Sayed. Ahmed Al-Safi and representatives of the holy shrine of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) in addition to the parents of the students, the supervisors and the staff of the institution. It started with verses of the Holy Quran followed by the word of the Secretary General of the Al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine in which he stated: "Our religion recommended us to do good to orphans, who have the best exemple of the Holy Prophet (prayers and Allah's peace be upon him and his holy Household), as being orphan is not a defect but a responsibility, and we will be asked what have we done for them?"
He added: "Iraq is going through harsh circumstances, that produced a large group of widows who have to bear their own responsibility and of their children during these circumstances. First this psychological and spiritual energy must not be weaken as they have great example who inspire them strength and determination, such as the Lady Az-Zahra and Lady Zaynab (peace be upon both of them) who have lost their beloved ones. So, the energy of the woman who has lost her husband and should take care of her children is an energy that can face the enemies and destroy them."
"Second point is urging these children to never leave their studies and stressing on their education, as during his studies he has to bear his own responsibility with the help of their families, especially their mother, to be patient in front of the financial need and we urge the wealthy brothers to bear the responsibility in presenting the hel and a better life for the others, which is a great rewarded act in the path of God.And there is no excuse for those who neglect this issue!" the he continues: "Dear respected mothers, we have lot of hopes on you, and we wish your children a bright future through the good education."
Then some poems and Anasheed were presented within the program of the festival as well as interventions praising the work of the holy shrine that is sponsoring such festivals, which was concluded by the distribution of gifts and prizes to those students.
The director of the foundation Mr. Issa Al-Hussayni explained to the Al-Kafeel Network the following: "More than 550 students starting from the kindergarten to the university, of orphans and needy families as well as the orphans and widows of the martyrs of the popular mobilization were honoured. The aim of this honouring ceremony is to urge the orphan student to strive every year and seeks in his studies to receive awards, and we are in continuous follow-up throughout the year in terms of school supplies and by giving their news to their relatives, so they follow and give them the necessary attention and care. And we present our great thanks to the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine and its Secretary General Sayed. Ahmed Al-Safi for the attention and care given and for this festival, and we thank also all those who attended to support these children from the officials and dignitaries of the city."
It is to mention that the Foundation of Imam Al-Hassan (peace be upon him) is a charitable cultural foundation in the holy city of Karbala, and has many cultural and social activities caring for a large segment of the Iraqi society; orphans, widows and needy families.