On the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, the Islamic Welfare Association (IWA) created the largest electronic Ramadan lantern in the country. Set up in Sidon, south of Lebanon, this electronic lantern will be displaying a variety of Ramadan "infographics" throughout the month.
Impressive in size, measuring 4 meters in length and 3 meters in width, the electronic lantern was lit up during a reception held in celebration of the beginning of the month of Ramadan.
The reception was organized by the Islamic Welfare Association at the roundabout of the electricity company in Saida, bringing together government officials and a huge number of crowd.
Among the attendees, the president of the Future Movement MP Bahia Hariri, Saida's Mayor Mohammed Saudi, IWA's Chairman of the Board of Trustees Hani Abu Zainab, IWA's Director Bassem Saad, and several members of the Municipal Council.
The reception, which initiated with the Lebanese national anthem, offered various traditional entertainments with music performed by the Muslim Scout South Legation, as well as Ramadan songs, and a swords' performance. The series of presentation concluded with the lit up of the lantern.
During the reception, MP Bahia Hariri congratulated the Lebanese and the people of Sidon on the holy month of Ramadan.
She praised the various activities in the city that are aiming to achieve the title "Saida, a city of Ramadan." She also invited the Lebanese nation to visit the city during the holy month and enjoy its various activities throughout.
From his side, Mayor Mohammed Saudi pointed out in a speech that this year Saida lives in a beautiful Ramadan atmosphere, wishing a happy Ramadan to the Lebanese in general and the Muslim in particular.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the IWA, Hani Abu Zainab, took also a turn to express his Ramadan wishes to the Lebanese in general and Muslims in particular.
He stressed on that the IWA and its institutions are working to give the spirit and atmosphere of Ramadan to the city through this first celebration and the lantern, thanking the sponsors for supporting its implementation.