“Festival of Top Citizen” is an idea in pursuit of an idealform
Hamedan – IRNA – The “Festival of Selected Citizens” is celebrating its third anniversary these days, which is one step closer to its ideal point every year, an idea that is named after the good behavior of the people of the capital of history and civilization, and searches for the “top city” that is not too far away.
According to IRNA on Monday, the press conference of the mayor and a group of city managers of Hamedan is the beginning of an event that turned three years old this year, an event called “Festival of Top Citizens” which introduces the best citizens, and is trying to add another title to the titles of Capital of History and Civilization.
This idea which is celebrating its third anniversary in the autumnal days of 2021, bigger and more mature every year, tries to add to the variety of its features and components by compensating for the shortcomings, so that people in different spectrums and groups can test themselves in this competition and become the top citizen.
The mayor of Hamedan, at the top of the festival pyramid, seeks to arouse the sense of responsibility of citizens to achieve the goals defined in the urban management development program and what better way than for people to consider themselves the owners of this city, in order to be better every day and try harder than past in this way.
“Abbas Sufi” emphasizes that he does not leave this effort unpaid and appreciates the top citizens in various ways. He considers ethical, law-abiding and creative citizens as great investments for Hamedan, and this is the ideal that he and the executive and policy-making team of the festival have decided to carry out this cultural event stronger and richer every year.
Although the epidemic of Corona Virus has placed restrictions on the organizers of the festival in the style of the conference and has moved the program to cyberspace like other cultural activities, but the mayor of Hamedan whitewashed the city can held the closing ceremony with passionate presence of the citizens.
Sufi calls on the media to invite people to take an active part in the event, so that the most deserving ones can win the title of the best.
Following this online press conference, “Ruhollah Wajdi”, the head of the municipality’s cultural and sports organization, “Seyed Massoud Asgarian”, the head of the Islamic Council of Hamadan, and “Mohammad Reza Araghchian”, a member of the festival’s judging committee, answered questions from the media.
According to the organizers of the festival, in the “Top Citizen” section, three people, in “Acting Citizen with Citizenship Duties” section, five people will be selected and four people will be recognized as “worthy citizens”, while one person will be selected as “honorary citizen”. The special section of the event is dedicated to health workers and corona fighters, and all who links in the anti-corona chain, from the pious and the nurses and the doctors to the staff of the sanctuary, can compete in this section. The process of refining and evaluating the best of the festival is the responsibility of the scientific and judging committee of the festival whose members is a group of professors, experts and experienced managers, trustees and municipal assistants. In addition to this group, there is a research committee that, as a powerful arm, helps the process of researching the merits of individuals to adhere the justice.
Journalists can also upload their documents on the festival website so that a sample reporter can be selected and introduced at the event. According to the festival organizers, the criterion of citizens’ excellence is self-declaration, but others can also introduce people they know to the festival to win top titles, according to the announced criteria.
But what are the benefits of being elected as a top citizen? Printing photos and their details in a special letter, setting up a hall for the selected ones in the Ain-Al-Qozzat Cultural Complex in Hamadan, publishing a book of the best, installing a banner introducing the top ones at their place of residence and choosing them as a municipal partner are among the tasks promised by the festival headquarters of this cultural, social event.
Judging according to the routine of previous years is in two stages, so that the selected ones are refined and evaluated twice. According to those involved, the credit of this year’s festival is 3000 million Rial, like last year, although Corona has inevitably reduced costs, but according to the mayor’s promise, a 10% increase in credit is expected for this year’s festival.
The main goal of hamedan municipality and other city managers in holding this festival is to reach an ideal point in the field of citizenship, which can undoubtedly be promoted by raising good behaviors of people, reducing social harms and increasing the number of exemplary citizens and having a top city.
The third festival of “Top Citizens” with the aim of identifying, introducing and encouraging responsible citizens in various dimensions and areas with the slogan “Hamedan; “the best city with the best citizens” will be held. Registration for participating in this period of the festival has started on December 6th.