honoring Mrs Khalil and Dr Chokr
Sunday October 10 witnessed the honoring of two Lebanese great figures; Mrs. May Khalil, the president of Beirut Marathon Association and Dr. Zuhair Chokr, the president of the Lebanese University. The event was conducted in Baalbeck and was attended by more than 400 academic, political, social and municipal figures.
The special event started at 12:30 pm with the Lebanese National Anthem followed by a warm welcoming speech by Mr. Hussein Yazbeck, the director of Beit Shama branch in LOST, who launched the Beirut Marathon participation campaign in Baalbeck Hermel. Dr. Ramy Lakkis, the founder of LOST then declared that “this year the participation of Baalbeck-Hermel is going to be massive.” He added that “we took the occasion of this honoring event to announce that the participation in the Marathon this year is dedicated to support an IT and career guidance program that will target 600 Lebanese University students. The program will start on November 13 in all LOST branches in Baalbeck, Ein, Beit Shama and Hermel.”
Dr. Lakkis’ speech was followed successively with a speech by Mrs. Khalil and Dr. Chokr. Mrs. Khalil thanked LOST and Dr. Chokr for the great efforts that they are doing for the Marathon and called for a substantial participation on November 7 to make this day a “national day”. In his speech Dr. Chokr thanked LOST and said “I think that LOST, Mrs. Khalil and Beirut Marathon Association that deserve to be honored today for the great achievement and contribution that they are doing for the Lebanese youth in our days.” The event ended by handing two honoring shields to Mrs. Khalil and Dr. Chokr.