ZALIN, Syria — On the 64th anniversary of its founding, the Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO) held a celebration at its headquarters in Wusta neighborhood in Zalin (Qamishli) in North and East Syria. The event was attended by ADO leaders and a number of its members in addition to representatives of political parties, cultural and social institutions, as well as organizations and political and social figures from the across the city.
The celebration began with a minute of silence commemorating the souls of martyrs followed by a presentation of national songs sung by the ADO youth choir.
Sarah Barsoum gave a speech on behalf of the Assyrian Women’s Committee in which she stressed the prominent role of women in ADO and their importance the organization’s struggle.
The Ornina Band presented a theatrical performance depicting the most prominent political actions in ADO’s history.
ADO Executive Official Gabriel Moshe delivered a speech in which he touched on the current political situation and ADO’s positions on the issues facing the country.
The celebration was concluded with traditional dances and Syriac–Assyrian songs.