The delegations and guests of the 14th World Cultural Festival of the Martyrdom's Spring have visited some of the projects of the two holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and of al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them) on the fourth day of the festival.
The tour included AlKafeel House for Printing, Publishing and Distribution, Karbala Satellite Channel, AlKafeel Lab for Diary, Sayed al-Awsiya visitors' city and Warith al-Anbiya University.
These delegations were accompanied by representatives of the two holy shrines, and then was given detailed explanations of each project by its officials, indicating its objectives, purpose and its future plans.
Secretary-General of the Union of Islamic Education Lecturers in Indonesia and Doctor in Jakarta State University, Andy Hadyato, said: "Today we have visited huge projects that indicate the interest of the two shrines in everything that contribute in the progress of Iraq and we rarely see such projects adopted by religious institutions. The two holy shrines contribute in the development of this country and are trying to promote many aspects, and in turn I will transfer what I saw today in Karbala to Indonesia so that the Islamic institutions there learn and benefit from the experience of the two holy shrines in Iraq. "
The Tunisian thinker Mazen Sharif added: "My impression of Karbala and what the efforts of the two shrines is like a renewal of history. I feel that history is alive and the wounded is still bleeding, but stands up with strength, strategy, vision and insight. And these projects are managed by men who work according to what they pledged to Allah, aspiring their strong will from Imam al-Hussayn and his brother Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them). The more I see the workers and officials of the two holy shrines, the more I witness the insight and determination that never ends, and this is the true victory of Iraq achieved not only by the victory of the security forces but the victory of books, thought and industries. "
As for Professor Hussain bin Abdul Khaliq Al-Lawati, he expressed his surprise saying: "It is a joy to see these life projects adopted by the two holy shrines, which are run by the latest machines and equipment. This augurs well for prosperity and development that will lead Iraq to a better economy and a better future. Most of us did not expect to see all these projects and all this development taking place in Karbala thanks to the efforts of the two holy shrines."