In appreciation of the late centenarian poet Jawdat R. Haydar, the English Society at Haigazian University organized a series of events during the month of November dedicated to the poet's memory.
On November the 6th, in the presence of the poet's daughters Shahina Osseiran and Hanan Haydar, Mrs. Ibtissam Zaatari, a personal friend of the poet, delivered an illustrated lecture on Haydar's life and achievements, featuring photos of the poet's childhood to old age,
On November the 16th, an hour of poetry reading and discussion was held, whereby a selection of Haydar's poems were read, followed by an in-depth discussion by students and faculty.
These two activities were concluded by a memorial service, at the UNESCO Palace, organized by Jawdat Haydar's family and friends, during which the names of the winning participants of the Jawdat Haidar Contest were announced. Haigazian University student, Nayiri Kalayjian proudly won the third prize.
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