The Green Tent of A Flower Each Spring programme concluded its 17th season with a poetry symposium on the occasion of Doha, Capital of Culture in the Islamic World, in which a number of poets and writers from different Arab countries participated.
The symposium presented literary texts inspired by place, time, ideas, events, characters and artistic expressions about Doha's merit to the title Capital of Islamic Culture from their personal writings and other Qatari, Arab and Western writers. Head of A Flower Each Spring programme Dr Saif bin Ali al-Hajri highlighted Green Tent's 17 years of giving and promoting knowledge, science and environmental sustainability. A Flower Each Spring programme is an initiative launched by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, with the aim of promoting active interaction with nature and inspiring scholars, intellectuals, opinion-holders, poets, writers and artists of all generations, explaining that what Green Tent offers a kind of devotion by providing expertise, science and knowledge to others and urging people to preserve the environment.
Dr al-Hajri added that this season is the second in a row in which the Green Tent is organised via visual communication technology, which has enabled participation of specialists and thinkers from different countries of the world. Each year, one or more of its sessions are devoted to writers and poets who share their creative works and enrich the intellectual and literary scene, he added, expressing his gratitude to all those in charge of the Green Tent and making it a success.
For their part, poets, writers and artists participating in the symposium expressed their gratitude for the Green Tent and its efforts to support cultural and literary life, as it is an important window for poets to view the general population in various Arab countries, where they recited a number of poems that support the selection of Doha as the capital of Islamic culture and pay tribute to the people of Qatar and their good endeavors.
They also presented several poems praising the Islamic religion and the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), and the Arab and Islamic world and its contributions to spreading virtue and good morals throughout the world, in addition to other poems on the importance of preserving nature.