Bahia Palace celebrates fights and sacrifices

"Bahia Palace" Celebrate struggles and sacrifice.
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Monday 15 August 2022 – 00:03

The Marrakech-Safi Regional Directorate of Culture – Culture Sector organized, on Sunday at the Bahia Palace, in cooperation with the “Toubkal Academy for Research and Social Studies”, a day of study and poetry on the occasion of the 43 anniversary of the recovery of the Gold Valley, the Mechouar demonstration in Marrakech, the Oujda uprising, as well as the Tavogalt uprising in Berkane.

During this ceremony, which was organized under the banner “Uprisings for the Motherland and the Throne”, Rachid Shahmi, a specialist in social, religious and national history, said: “The Al-Mashour Al-Saeed rally embodied the most wonderful images of struggle, sacrifice and challenge to the conspiracy of the colonial authorities and traitors, represented in the exclusion and exile of the symbol of national sovereignty and unity, Sultan Mehmed V and the royal family in exile, and the installation of the colonial creation of Ibn Arafa.

In an article about the participation of the Al-Haouz tribes in the Al-Mishwar Al-Saeed demonstration on August 15, 1953, Chahmi, who is also the director of the Toubkal Academy of Research and Social Studies, explained that “this event witnessed the active participation of the Atlas tribes, especially the Masfiwa and Tekana tribes, where the colonial authorities arranged the plan to dismantle the link between the king and his people trying to isolate the legitimate sultan and install his last agent.

For his part, Ayyad Al-Subaie, a researcher in history and culture, focused his speech on important evidence of the rich history of Morocco with its strong and symbolic meanings, since it included the historical journey of Morocco through its cultural, economic and and historical. presence, noting that Morocco emerged from minor jihad to major jihad, that the late Muhammad V fought and his partner in the fight, the late Hassan II, who continued to build territorial integrity and won the allegiance of the Gold Valley tribes . , scholars, sheikhs and notables.

On the purpose of this school day, Samir El Wannassi, Head of the Department of Cultural Affairs in the Directorate of the Ministry of Culture in the Marrakech-Safi region, said: “Through this scientific, historical and poetic meeting, which is marked With “Uprisings for the Fatherland and the Throne”, we seek to immortalize four historical seasons that unite them.” The horizon of a common history, past, present and future, is: the recovery of the Golden Valley, and before that the Mechouar uprising in Marrakech, the Oujda uprising and the Tivogalen uprising in Berkane, as fundamental uprisings in the industry of the independence of Morocco, the current generation had to saturate itself with what was achieved to compose its historical contract.

The celebration of this anniversary, in addition to scientific conferences, was marked by patriotic poetry recitals by his uncle Rashid.

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