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Lebanon’s President Grants the Late Farid Karam the National Order of the Cedar Medal

On Monday October 15 2018, President Michel Aoun, represented by Minister of Youth and Sports Mohammad Fneish, presented the late Dr. Farid Karam, the National Order of the Cedar medal with the rank of commander in recognition of his contributions.

The award was presented to Mrs. Jehanne Karam, widow of Dr. Farid Karam in a ceremony held at the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the presence of Director General of the ministry Mr. Zaid Khiyami, and a number of officials.

On this occasion, the University of Balamand proudly remembers Dr. Karam, an ex-member of the board of trustees of the University for more than ten years, for his contributions.

The University honors Dr. Karam’s commitment to the advancement of environmental practices that he initiated by establishing the Farid & Daad Karam Reserve located in Kaftoun (al-Kurah), and donated to Balamand.

The University also pledges to preserve this heritage.

May he rest in peace. ​​​
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