Monday November 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Unidentified armed men attacked a local radio in Jalalabad city capital of eastern Nangarhar province.
According to eyewitnesses, the armed men entered the compound of Hamisha Bahar Radio station after beating a guard and an employee destroyed some equipment of the radio.
Following the attack, the armed men warned the officials of the radio that in case of continuation of broadcasting, they will be killed.
In a contact with Bakhtar News Agency, Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheem, seriously condemning the attack, asked the provincial authorities to pursue the criminals, identify and trial them according to the law.
Monday November 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) It is determined International Nawroz Festival of 1393 is to be held in Kabul with participation of Nawroz zone countries.
Holding the festival needs close cooperation of people.
Therefore, the commission wants to choose logo and sign of the festival through cooperation of people and open competition.
Meanwhile, the commission is expecting all literary figures, writers, poet and cultural figures to send their poems, novels, and pieces of literature and relevant subjects to tourism deputy for Ministry of Information and Culture.
The best logo and literary artifacts are given prize.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The prayer ceremony for Nasrullah Hafiz poet and cultural figure of Pashto Language was held by the Information and culture Ministry and the late family members in Kabul.
The ceremony was attended by Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture, Farahi deputy minister, Jalal Nurani advisor and some head of departments of the ministry, some government officials, some members of scientific and academic foundations and relatives and friends of late Hafiz.
Hafiz was born in 1310 HS in Hafizan village of Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province; he took his primary education at his birthplace and in 1332 after completion of his education, started work at the Ministry of education as a teacher at the Khushhal Khan High School.
Hafiz for some times served as professional members of Weesa magazine and later as deputy editor of Pashtoon Zhagh.
He passed all his life at the Radio Afghanistan and he has written many literary works.
Sunday November 17, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Sayed Musadeq Khalili deputy minister for cultural affairs of information and culture ministry talking on the programs attaching importance to art and artists said that the ministry despite challenges by holding of seminars, celebrating different occasions, commemorating of great national personalities has taken bold steps in this area.
He added that the ministry marked the World Art Day and during this occasion some of the artists were appreciated.
He stressed that some time back on the 28th of Assad the independence day of the country a competition of arts was launched among the artists in which 157 works in 8 areas were candidate of which 89 works won cash awards ranging from 3,000 to 8,000.
He also mentioned some of the seminars that were organized by the ministry including memorizing some of the personalities, seminar on the origin of Afghan music and cinema festival in Kabul and Herat, the literary and art festival in Balkh, and the second international festival film of human rights was also organized in Kabul.
He noted that despite the challenges the ministry has attained considerable gains in all spheres of arts, cinema as our films have found way into international festivals.
He emphasized that the ministry of information and culture strives for improving the living of the artists.