Iraqi students have completed a new summer work camp as part of an experiment fostered by the Iraqi National Union of Students.
SV CDE Qassim Salam giving speech and cutting ribbon to declare camp open
GV Students lining route clapping and singing
GV PAN AROUND Camp buildings to students singing (2 shots)
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SV ZOOM TO Qassim Salem and other members of the ASBP
SV Students clap and sing as they trot past Qassim and other members (3 shots) with banner Pres. Assad of Syria and Al Bakr of Iraq.
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Background: Iraqi students have completed a new summer work camp as part of an experiment fostered by the Iraqi National Union of Students.
The new camp, at Al Khalissa Village about thirty miles (50 km) north of Baghdad, was opened at a ceremony on Friday by Mr. Qassim Salem of the Arab Socialists Ba'ath Party Government which came to power in a bloodless coup in 1968.
Also in attendance were branch leaders of the Central Students Bureau. Regional Party member, Mr. Hassan Al Amery delivered message of congratulations to the students from Head of State President Ahmed Hassan Al Bakr.
Mr. Salam said in a speech at the ceremony that the new camp reflected the spirits of the revolution to build a new society and the aspirations of Arab nations fora brighter future.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Qassim Salam of Iraq's Arab Ba'ath Socialist Party, officially opened a new summer work camp at Al Khalissa, near Baghdad last week. In a speech at the ceremony Comrade Qassim praised the students who built the camp and said that their efforts reflected a new generation's aspirations to build a better society.
The camp which is located at Al Khalissa village about 30 miles north west of Baghdad, was built as part of an experiment by the National Union of Iraqi Students.
The camp will be a summer work-place for students throughout the country.
Later, a flag ceremony was attended by ministers and regional leaders of the Party and student leaders.
At the end of the day the students, some of them carrying placards of President Al Bakr and President Assad of Syria, sang and danced around the buildings of the new camp.