Culture Bakhtar News Agency is the official state news agency of the Afghan government, based in Kabul. The agency is a major source of news for all media in Afghanistan, gathering domestic and international news and providing information to outlets. http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:49:57 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Dykondi Historical Monuments Require Rehabilitation http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28987-dykondi-historical-monuments-require-rehabilitation.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28987-dykondi-historical-monuments-require-rehabilitation.html Dykondi Historical Monuments Require Rehabilitation

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kabul (BNA) As one of the mountainous and green provinces, Dykondi is a suitable touristic place as it has over 57 historical monuments which are the manifestation of our ancestor’s art and civilization enthusiasm.
The head of Dykondi provincial department of Information and Culture Mohammad Hussein Seerat said, Historical monuments are heritage of our great ancestors and it is responsibility of our today’s and future generation to safeguard them, prevent their destruction.
He added, as one of the central provinces, nine years ago, Dykondi was a district in Uruzgan province but it was promoted to an independent province with nine administrative units including Khadir, Shahristan, Mirmor, Ushtoli, Sang-e- Takh to Bander, Hakitie, Gojran and Gezab districts, in which ethnic Hazara, Pashtoon and Balooch are living in a peaceful atmosphere in over 28000 villages. All the above historical monuments are scattered in districts.
He went on to say, a number of these sites are not posed with danger while another numbers are posed to destruction and require serious attention of rehabilitation. These sites have background of many centuries. Early 1392 H.S, tens pieces of coins of Islamic era were discovered and unearthed in Sheikhali era of Sang-e- Takht district during a road construction activity including 200 coins, 3 silver rings, 2 gold earrings, three coral beads which were buried under the ground inside a jug at a total weight of 0.660 kg. In one of these coins the word of “there is no Allah but the only Allah” had been engraved. At present Dykondi province lacks a museum while it is essential to accommodate discovered relics in it that would display the historical identity of its people.
Touching the survey of some ancient sites, he said since 1390, the provincial department of information and culture has surveyed 42 sites out of which 15 monuments have been registered, signs have been installed for 5 sites, 11 sites have been destroyed and nine sites are posed to destruction while no site is under the occupation of armed opponents. All these 42 sites located in five districts.
Our department prepared and sent a recommendation on visit, re-surveying and collecting of verbal and written information for writing of a book on these historical monuments to the MoIC.
Karima Malikzada
 

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Culture Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:55:52 +0000
Azhar Khan’s Death A Loss, MoIC http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28985-azhar-khan’s-death-a-loss-moic.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28985-azhar-khan’s-death-a-loss-moic.html Azhar Khan’s Death A Loss, MoIC

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) in a statement expressed deep sadness over the death of Ezhar Khan, photographer of a private TV in the Wednesday’s terrorist attack took place in Lashkargah, the provincial capital of southern Helmand province.
In the terrorist attack happened in one of the Kabul Bank provincial agency in Lashkargah city, as many as 34 people, including Ezhar Khan, a private TV photographer, have been killed and tens of others injured.  Ezhar Khan, the photographer was also a student of a higher education who successfully performed his responsibility to inform the people through his photography from different events.
The Ministry of Information and Culture condemns in the strongest possible the recent terrorist attack and called it an inhuman and non-Islamic act and wishes haven for the victims a great patience for his bereaved family.
 

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Culture Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:51:08 +0000
Volunteer Youth Federation Opened In Parwan http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28955-volunteer-youth-federation-opened-in-parwan.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28955-volunteer-youth-federation-opened-in-parwan.html Volunteer Youth Federation Opened In Parwan

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Volunteer Youth Federation (VYF) was opened Sunday by deputy ministry of youth affairs for information and culture in Parwan.
Dr. Kamal Sadat, Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs paid a visit to Parwan province to open the federation in the province.
In a ceremony held on this occasion, Parwan provincial director of information and culture Abdul Hashimi spoke related to condition of youth in the province, saying that security in the province is satisfactory and all youth in the province were standing beside the government and serving to the people and society in framework of security forces in Parwan and other provinces of the country.
Afterwards, deputy minister of youth affairs for information and culture Dr. Kamal Sadat praised Parwan governor, provincial director of information and culture, municipality and all other local institutions for their support and cooperation in growth and the youth’s capacity building, asserting that deputy minister of youth affairs for information and culture believed that volunteer youth federation in the province would be successful in its work and could implement practical programs.
“Volunteer federation has been established for promotion of volunteering culture in the society and we want our youth to stand beside their people in various sectors such as education, health, natural incidents and development”, Dr. Sadat said, adding that deputy ministry of youth affairs would create a cultural house for youth in near future.
 

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Culture Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:06:22 +0000
Preparations For Eid-Ul-Fitr & Traditions of Afghanistan People http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28910-preparations-for-eid-ul-fitr--traditions-of-afghanistan-people.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28910-preparations-for-eid-ul-fitr--traditions-of-afghanistan-people.html Preparations For Eid-Ul-Fitr & Traditions of Afghanistan People

Saturday June 17, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Muslims have two religious celebration days and that are Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha. From all over the world Muslims celebrate both days with their family members, friends and neighboring people.
The people of Afghanistan start preparation for Eid 15 days prior to Eid. Eid-ul-Fitr is marked in Afghanistan with particular traditions and customs as other Muslim countries of the world. The celebration of Eid differs from time to time, from place to place and from family to family and tribe to tribe in Afghanistan. Preparations for celebration of this day which is considered as one of the two key Eids begin by going to markets and buying foodstuffs, clothes and necessary things as shoes, dishes. Moreover, most of families follow their traditions as cleaning homes, buying furniture and new carpets, rugs and other for their homes, buying cookies, candies and others in order to better hospitalize their close relatives, neighbors and friends during the Eid days.
Related to celebration of Eid days and traditions of the people in Afghanistan, Bilgis Hadia has told, “The people of Afghanistan have different customs and traditions as they belong to different tribes in the country, but in Kabul the people in particular women first start cleaning their homes, washing carpets, buying clothes, foodstuffs and dried fruits as pistachio, almond, raisin, pea and others to better welcome guests on Eid days. On night before Eid, families usually cook good food and dishes, while the young girls and children gather together and apply henna to each other’s hands, painting flowers and other designs”. “The Muslim people of Afghanistan as other Islamic countries begin Eid-al-Fitr by going to mosques and worshiping. On first day of Eid, most of men and a number of women go to mosques to perform Eid prayer. After performing the Eid prayer, they return their homes and say to each member of their families a Happy Eid Day”, Bilgis said. 
In the first day after the Eid prayer rituals most of the people visit their nearest relatives and friends and mark the day together and those who are engaged will to their father-in-law’s home and visit their fiancés and spend time with the whole members of the family. Also on the second day and third days of Eid, the people continue visiting their loves ones.  Generally, Eid is very special for children because they collect money as Eidi from their parents and elder people. Some youth usually decide to go to picnic and parks with their friends in order to double their happiness of the Eid. So, generally Eid is celebrated in a very peaceful environment with love around the country.
Karima Malikzada
 

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Culture Sat, 17 Jun 2017 10:10:24 +0000
Chicago University To Ease Archaeology Cooperation With MoIC http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28898-chicago-university-to-ease-archaeology-cooperation-with-moic.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28898-chicago-university-to-ease-archaeology-cooperation-with-moic.html Chicago University To Ease Archaeology Cooperation With MoIC

Saturday June 17, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, Acting Minister of Information and Culture in a meeting with head of orientalism section of Chicago University discussed in connection with cooperation of the Institute with MoIC in archaeology section.
In the meeting, Prof. Gil Stein, head of orientalism section of the university assured of the university’s cooperation with MoIC in archaeology section until 2018. Meanwhile, acting minister of information and culture while praising the institute for cooperation with the MoIC asked the officials of the respective university for cooperation of US archaeologists in excavation work of historical monuments and practical work of archaeology. The US side expressed readiness to cooperate in the respective area, saying that they would introduce two archaeologists to teach and train Afghan archaeologists in repairing of monuments and researching section. According to another report, acting minister of information and culture met with head of cultural section for UNCESCO.
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Culture Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:17:46 +0000
Center of GIS, Archeology Department’s Library Inaugurated http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28882-center-of-gis-archeology-department’s-library-inaugurated.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28882-center-of-gis-archeology-department’s-library-inaugurated.html Center of GIS, Archeology Department’s Library Inaugurated

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari, Acting Minister of Information and Culture has inaugurated the Center of Geographical Information System, library of Archeology department, the other day, BNA reported.
In a meeting attended by the advisor and a number of the ministry’s directors, the acting minister thanked the US Chicago University’s East Institute and the US embassy’s cultural division in Kabul for equipment of the library and providing of the Archeology department of the ministry with the geographical information system (GIS), said the agency.
He said the more the archeologists use modern devices and equipment, the more can draw attention and trusts, quoted the agency.  The acting minister asked the US side to cooperation in other cultural areas with the ministry of information and culture, BNA said.
 

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Culture Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:27:38 +0000
Protection of Environment Facilitates Development, Prof. Bawari http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28867-protection-of-environment-facilitates-development-prof-bawari.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28867-protection-of-environment-facilitates-development-prof-bawari.html Protection of Environment Facilitates Development, Prof. Bawari

Tuesday June 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Information and Culture has asked national environment protection authority to cooperate in connection with prevention of environment pollution during excavation historical sites in the country.
Acting Minister of Information and Culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari in a ceremony held on the occasion of marking environment week in the ministry said, “Sound environment will result in appearing civilizations and protection of environment will facilitate development of communities.” “If we want to have a human life, we should make the environment human”, Prof. Bawari asserted, asking national environment protection authority to cooperate with the ministry in connection with prevention of environment pollution when historical sites were evacuated. Prof. Bawari promised that Ministry of Information and Culture would cooperate with the respective authority in broadcasting and publication of its spots and news. In the ceremony, deputy of the respective authority considered environment as national security in a country, adding that his authority would help MoIC in preservation of natural heritages including cultural ones.
 

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Culture Tue, 13 Jun 2017 05:56:50 +0000
Cable Network Broadcasts’ Operation Confined http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28865-cable-network-broadcasts’-operation-confined.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28865-cable-network-broadcasts’-operation-confined.html Cable Network Broadcasts’ Operation Confined

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by deputy minister of publication affairs Fazil Sancharaki, a session was held for coordination of digitalized and cable TV networks in Kabul.
In the session, deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture spoke related to coordination of digitalized and cable TV networks and asked their incumbents to broadcast their programs according to mass media law.
Afterwards, owners of the respective TV networks shared their problems with deputy minister of publication affairs, considered that open activities of the cable networks in Kabul have caused irregularities and asked MoIC to take action in this regard.  In the session, it was decided that activities of the cable networks should be specified and limited.
Meanwhile, deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture also asked owners of the respective TV networks to broadcast their programs in accordance to religious days on key religious and national day.
 

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Culture Tue, 13 Jun 2017 05:52:35 +0000
MoIC Holds Khtmul Quran Ceremony http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28833-moic-holds-khtmul-quran-ceremony.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28833-moic-holds-khtmul-quran-ceremony.html MoIC Holds Khtmul Quran Ceremony

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Khatmul Quran ceremony was held yesterday by officials and employees of information and culture ministry.
After the ceremony, acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari asserted that the ceremony was held to pray and tribute to the souls of those martyred in recent terrorist incidents in the country, adding that Islam ordered not to kill human beings and if one intentionally killed a human being, his place would be in hell.
“Those who are killing innocent Muslims and create harass and harm them, they are hypocrites and their place will be hell”, Bawari asserted.
Meanwhile, acting minister of information and culture prayed for the souls of those martyred in recent terrorist incidents in the country and wished peace and lasting stability in the country.
 

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Culture Sun, 11 Jun 2017 06:09:41 +0000
Research Seminar On ‘Paktika-Recognition’ To Be Held Soon http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28790-research-seminar-on-‘paktika-recognition’-to-be-held-soon.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/28790-research-seminar-on-‘paktika-recognition’-to-be-held-soon.html Research Seminar On ‘Paktika-Recognition’ To Be Held Soon

Monday, June 05, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Research Seminar on ‘Paktika-recognition’ to be held soon, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
According to the agency, Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari in a meeting with Paktika provincial governor, Elyas discussed coordination on holding the research seminar expected to be held in upcoming months in Sharen.
In the seminar, articles on better recognition of Paktika will read out, the acting minister of information and culture said. He added a book exhibition will also be held and Ethnography Museum will be inaugurated in the province, BNA added. During the meeting, both sides also exchanged views on historical sites of the province, introduction of Paktika local values and beginning of tourist projects, the agency concluded.
 

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Culture Mon, 05 Jun 2017 07:45:50 +0000