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College of Arts of University of Kufa Holds Its Annual Conference on 100th Anniversary of 1920’s Revolution


       The College of Arts of the University of Kufa, in cooperation with the Islamic University of Najaf, has held its annual conference on the occasion of the centenary of the 1920’s revolution.

The conference have been attended by the President of the University of Kufa, Prof. Dr. Yasser Lafta Hassoun, the President of the Islamic University, Assistant Professor Dr. Ammar Al-Salami, the Dean of the College of Arts, Prof. Dr. Alaa Al-Rihaymee, and  Parliament Member, Dr. Abboud Al-Issawi,  along with a host of professors, poets, authors, historians and scholars.

In the speech delivered by Mr. President of the University, he emphasized the significance of this great revolution in the history of Iraqis, indicating that it is a historical epic that unites all sects, religions and doctrines of the Iraqi people with a single national identity, stressing that commemorating this Iraqi gleam heroism revives the spirit of patriotic belongingness to this country and the aspiration for a prosperous future in which the people from different sects and races coexist in peace and harmony.

Prof. Al-Rihaymee pointed out that the College of Arts has placed at the top of its priorities the recruitment of many scholars, professors and researchers concerned with the contemporary history and affairs of Iraq to write in its various themes. The college has not hesitated to celebrate and hold seminars and conferences that shed light on the national events and religious symbols. This has been achieved on the basis of firm academic foundations, indicating that the hard circumstances that marked the Corona epidemic happening that stipulated the conference to be postponed in April, and November 22 was chosen as the date for its holding, which is the day on which a number of those who took part in the 1920’s Revolution returned from India on November 22 of the year 1920 after they were exiled to India.

The conference lasts for two days with two major topics that deals with all aspects of the revolution, its men and figures, the political and social conditions that it witnessed, and the role played by the Grand Marjjiya in fueling the flame of the revolution and rejecting the British occupation.

The first session of the conference has delivered a number of recommendations, including the recommendation to make June 30 of every year an official national day in Iraq, to ​​teach the Twentieth Revolution in Iraqi schools and to give it special attention in a way that strengthens national cohesion and confirms the sovereignty and independence of Iraq, and urges history departments in Iraqi universities to write Messages about the revolution in light of the disclosure of British documents and documents of the Colonial Ministry in India, and the recommendation for the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities to re-print what was written about the revolution and its men and to issue the Encyclopedia of the Twentieth Revolution as well as the preparation by the Academic and preparatory committees for an international conference next year on the first centenary of the founding of the contemporary Iraqi state.



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