Ceremony to Honor Mr. Issam Fares
Ceremony to Honor
Mr. Issam Fares
at the Orthodox
Seat at Cheikh Taba, Akkar.
an honoring ceremony on June 28th that took place at the Orthodox
regional seat of “Akkar and Its Environs” in Cheikh Taba, Archbishop
Basilious Mansour offered a great thanks to Mr. Issam Fares for his
generous and continuous support to the people of Akkar and towards the
development of the entire region. Mr. Fares has been an unrelenting
philanthropist to his people and to the various communities. For over 30
years Mr. Fares extended support through educational scholarships, free
medical care, and execution of major roads in the area, erecting
University buildings and municipality offices; also, mosques and
churches. He was, and still, enthused to participate generously in any
project that will be of benefit to the communities of Akkar and other
regions in Lebanon.
From his career and
his dealings with his area, Mr. Fares is offering several important
lessons to our generation and the generations to come, among which:
He is a self-made-man that succeeded in business and his success
reflected beautifully on the place and the communities he came from.
Many of us might succeed in life and attain wealth and clout; however,
we shun from returning to our villages, have a part in its development
and avoid interacting with our origins. What a shame! I staunchly
believe that any person who succeeds in life and does not interact with
his roots and his community, then that success, sorry to assert, is a
total failure and it is no more called a success.
The second lesson he is giving us is to offer without expecting rewards.
To offer freely without a reward is a feeling that could never be taught
nor acquired. It is a basic characteristic that is born in a human being
and, as he advances in age, that quality keeps growing and continuously
polishing. No matter what we give, whether small or large according to
someone’s capabilities, but we should train ourselves to such a quality.
It clears the mind and purifies the soul.
We are grateful to
Mr. Fares for his unlimited generosity, but most importantly, we thank
him for setting an example to all of us as mentioned in the two points
previously stated. We send our warm regards to him in the hope that we
shall see him among us soon.
ENTER - Photos from the Honoring Ceremony.
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تكريم الرئيس فارس في دار مطرانية عكار