Monday May 20, 2013
Herat (BNA) The reconstruction work of ninth century poet and scholar Amir Ali Shir Nawae after reconstruction was inaugurated in Herat city yesterday.
In the ceremony attended among others by Herat governor Daud Shah Saba and the advisor of the ministry of information & culture Jalal Nurani, it was said that the ministry for information and culture funded 3 million Afghanis for the reconstruction of the shrine.
In his speech, Jalal Nurani said that the ministry of information and culture attaches great importance to the reconstruction of historical monuments.
Meantime, the head of information and culture department of Herat, Aria Raufian in his address highlighted the various dimensions of the great scholar, Ali Shir Nawae and thanked the ministry of information and culture for rebuilding the shrine.
Naqibullah Faeq the head of youth affairs in the House of People and Herat governor Daud Shah Saba also talked on the occasion.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The Director of UNESCO in meeting with Dr. Zalmai Rassoul the minister of foreign affairs here yesterday assured to support Afghanistan in the fields of education and culture, BNA reported.
According to BNA, Irena Bokoda expressed satisfaction over her talks with Afghan officials, saying Afghanistan as a rich country in term of historical monuments and ancient civilizations deserve to be supported in this area.
They also discussed the situation in Afghanistan and in the region.
Dr. Rassoul, while thanking UNESCO over its support added that cultural heritages in Afghanistan had been damaged over three decades of war and need reconstruction and maintenance.
During her stay, the UNESCO director had met several high-ranking officials including President Hamid Karzai, she also visited national museum and Bamyan province.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Deputy Information and culture minister for publication, Deen Mohammad Mubariz Rashidi has called for improving the quality and capacity of the government-run newspapers.
At a meeting held with the editor in-chiefs and staffs of the dailies, The Kabul Times, Anis, Hewad, Islah, and Watandaran and officials from Behaqi publication and Afghan advertisement dept. here yesterday he emphasizing for positive changes and improvement of the quality of the newspapers issued necessary instructions in that regard.
Mubariz, in the meeting also attended by Dr. Shamsul Haq Aryanfar the managing director of the state owned newspapers called upon the chiefs and editors of the newspapers to improve the quality based on the need of society. Hearing the suggestion of the participants issued necessary instructions to solve their problems.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Ahmad Naser Sarmast became the first ever Afghan receive the very prestigious Royal Philharmonic Award in London on Tuesday 14 May 2013.
Dr. Ahmad Naser Sarmast is a Research Fellow at the Monash Asia Institute, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and the Founder and Director of Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM).
The Royal Philharmonic Award is based in United Kingdom and is a music award to musical visionaries working in Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Afghanistan, Brazil and USA.
Dr. Ahmad Naser Sarmast is an extraordinary musician who supported young musicians, has taken music to the some of the most challenged communities in the world, and made a profound difference to diversify the world of music.
The British Council Afghanistan has been supporting the Afghanistan National Institute of Music for the past five years in various areas such as: development of practice facilities, employment of second piano teacher, inclusion of Luther facilities in instrument repair workshop, re-employment of a Saxophone teacher, and students overseas studies programme through the provision grants donated to ANIM.
The Afghanistan National Institute of Music is the first and finest institution for the education and nurturing of gifted young Afghan musicians. The institute is committed to provide dynamic, challenging and safe learning environment for all students regardless of gender, ethnicity or social circumstances. It has a special focus on supporting some of the most disadvantaged groups in Afghan society this is orphans and street vendors to help them attain a vocation that will allow them to reach their full potential, whilst at the same time contributing to their emotional healing.