CONTEMPORARY LOVERS OF MEVLANA PRESENT CONCERT AND SEMA CEREMONY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE SIX-DOT FOUN

Through the combined efforts of many voluntee rs, and the donation of facilities and transportation by the Yedi Tepe University of Istanbul, and assistance with advertising, printing and other details from various businesses and organizations, an audience of close to a thousand people experienced a b it of the joy and love offered by the Exalted Mevlana.     In connection with \ldblquote Mevlana Week and Seb-i Arus celebration, The Contemporary Lovers of Mevlana Association presented a program with proceeds going to the Six Dot Foundation for the Blind. The prog ram consisted of a concert of original hymns and the Sema Ceremony and took place in the Yeditepe University concert hall.    The greatness of the Exalted Mevlana and the love of mankind he brought to the world were the subjects of some speeches before the p rogram. The president of Istek Foundation, Mr. Bedrettin Dalan referred to the spiritual closeness of the Prophet Mohammed, the Exalted Mevlana, and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The Six Dot Foundation presented a plaque and sincere thanks to our spiritual le ader Hasan Cikar for our participation in this very meaningful event. Then some founding members spoke of the light of the Exalted Mevlana illuminating all people and his being like a spiritual sun, spreading light to even the visually impaired. The concert and Sema Ceremony were followed by the media, and reports on television and in newspapers mentioned the admiration necessary for such valuable service.