16 October 2018

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In a meeting with Afghanistan Youth Entrepreneur Organization’s in–charge Abdul Khaliq Mirzayee, Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi called youth role effective in different fields in the society, BNA reported on Sunday.
According to the agency, during the meeting Mirzayee presented information about the entity and said they aimed to create motivation and relations among youth.
He added the organization is working on social peace and handicrafts, as it has established Mijak Restaurant and “Vision” Business Network in the capital, Kabul through which the employment ground has been provided to almost sixty people.
Calling coordination, sound planning and work motivation the important elements to encourage young entrepreneurs, Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi said past wars have negatively affected all fields particularly economy and business and establishing such organizations can play effective role to beef up economy, BNA added.
According to another report, during a meeting with Afghan Model Obaid Zazy, Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi stressed on his attention to the country’s noble culture.
Presenting information about his activities in term of Afghani noble cloths, Zazy asked for the ministry of information and culture’s support in the respect.
Afterwards, Ms. Safi said her ministry would support any work and activity that leads to revive the country’s noble culture.
 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  During a meeting with Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi, Sari-Lankan ambassador in Kabul asked for holding Bakhtar Treasury exhibition in his country, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported the other day.
Sri-Lankan ambassador in Kabul said ‘Historical Relics Exhibition’ was expected to be held in that country’s capital, Colombo city next year on May, the agency further said.
He asked for cooperation of the Acting Minister Safi in term of holding Bakhtar Treasury exhibition in Colombo city, BNA added.
Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi assured of her ministry’s cooperation in the field of holding Bakhtar Treasury exhibition in that country and pointed out that President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani stresses on bolstering friendly relations with regional countries.
She added after inking cooperation agreement between the two countries, the ground would be prepared for holding Bakhtar Treasury exhibition in Sri-Lanka.
She also asked Sri=Lankan ambassador that besides holding the mentioned exhibition, the way to be paid for Afghani handicrafts fair in that country.
 

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi met with Firoz Koh (Turquoise Mountain) cultural heritage advisor here yesterday. BNA reported. The advisor briefed the Acting Minister of Information and Culture on Firoz Koh activities in Afghanistan, saying the institution began activity in 2006 and has been working in areas of cultural heritages, in particular in intangible cultural heritages, training and development of the localities. The advisor went on saying 150 historical houses were restored in last 12 years in Kabul by Firoz Koh, adding the institution has also conducted training programs on cultural heritages preservation for the local people. According to him, the Firoz Koh has been training individuals in different fields of art, including that of handicrafts, wood engraving, carpet weaving, calligraphy and jewelry. Praising Firoz Koh activities, Minister Safi said the cultural activities needed to be managed based on MoU between the ministry and the institution. The Acting Minister also emphasized on introduction of the Afghanistan’s cultural heritages and historical monuments to world including them in world heritage list.
 

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended a ceremony to commemorate Khwaja Abdullah Ansari and Queen Gowharshad Begum works yesterday, BNA reported. During the ceremony that was held in Arg’s Delkosha Palace and attended by a number of government high-ranking officials and scholars, the President talked about relations between doctrine and sharia from the viewpoint of Per-e-Herat. He added in this era that doctrine has been misinterpreted, it is a need we once again discuss basic relations between doctrine and sharia. He said all pamphlets have been written by researchers of Herat University and other universities on Khwaja Abdullah Ansari, Abdul Rahman Jami and Waez Kashefi should be printed so the schools and universities’ students as well as Afghan refugees to know about their rich culture. The President pointed out the Per-e-Herat has always been like an inspiration source to me and whenever I visit Herat, I go to his shrine too. He said Queen Gawharshad Begum had upper hand in architecture and her style had been indelible in the respect. He added almost 850 historical monuments have not been so far registered and if they are not registered, in fact, we would create a catastrophe. Furthermore, the President clarified that a big joint conference on Gawharshad Begum would be held in Tashkent and it is hoped that Afghan researchers to attend it. The President also suggested that another national conference on prominent painter Kamaluddin Behzad to be held in Kabul, Arg. At the end, the President’s decree on minting medals in the name of Khwaja Abdullah Ansari and Gawharshad Begum was read out by affairs administration deputy, Mohammad Shuaib Timori.
 

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