24 June 2017

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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
 

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.
 

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.
 

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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