The second day of the Titanic exhibition in Aley witnessed a lecture by Mr. Saeed Hammoud Moulaeb, during which he talked about a novel written by some of the victims of the Titanic and conveyed by an official in Al Hilal newspaper in Egypt. The correspondence shows the names of some of the victims, their towns and their feelings before boarding the ship.
The lecture was attended by a large crowd of social faces and the ceremony was presented by Dr. Khoder Al-Halabi. The President of the Center, Ambassador Hisham Hamdan, also stressed the necessity of benefiting from the Lebanese expatriation in Latin America, noting that the continent contains huge economic and human resources that can benefit the Lebanese and establish relations of cooperation in all sectors, thus contributing to the desired economic progress movement.
The Mayor of Aley Mr. Wajdi Murad inaugurated the art exhibition "Lebanon and the Titanic" at "Al Resala Association" in Aley, organized by the Lebanese Center-Salar in cooperation with the Association and the Lebanese Diaspora Studies Center at the Notre Dame University - Zouk Mosbeh.
The opening ceremony was attended by the representative of President Michel Sleiman, Beshara Khairallah, the representative of the President of the Foundation, Sheikh Ali Zein El Dine, member of the administrative board of the Ambassadors' Forum, Ambassador Ahmed Abdullah and his wife Dr. Wafaa Abdullah, diplomatic, media, military and partisan faces and representatives of civil society organizations.
"The ceremony was also the opening ceremony of the Glass Assembly of "Al Resala" where the exhibition was held," said, Amal Al Rayes.
For her part, Director of the Center for the Study of Proliferation at the University of Louizi, Guita Hourani, explained that "the exhibition is part of the work of the center to illuminate migration and expand information about the Lebanese immigrant."
"This activity is part of the work of the Salar Center to promote the integration of the countryside into national activity and to enhance communication between Lebanese citizens from different regions and religious affiliations," Ambassador Hisham Hamdan said.
The exhibition included 26 paintings of different sizes, painted by Lebanese artists from various Lebanese regions. The exhibition was prepared in cooperation with the International Committee of the Titanic. In order to honor the memory of many Lebanese immigrants from 15 towns, were on the ship, including those who died and survived.