19 February 2019

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Sunday, February 03, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Yousuf Kohzad, Afghanistan top painter, poet and playwright, has passed away.  The deceased Kohzad, who was founder of Ghulam Mohammad Maimanagi, passed away at age 83 in the United States.  He had played role to introduce Afghanistan arts in India, US, Italy and other countries of the world.  He left novels publisher in various publications and books as Jelwa haa-ye Zebayee dar Hunar, Khuda Zebayee ra Afarid, Merwarid Haaye Seya’ and some poems.  Kohzad had been also granted with some literal awards.
According to another report, Abdul Majeed Ghayasi, the country’s theater and cinema artist, has also passed away. He was not only an artist but also a writer and producer.  At first, he started working at Kabul Nandari and later he was appointed as professional deputy of national theater.  In 2012, he asked to be retired.
Leading body of the ministry of information and culture, huge family of culture and Afghanistan artists, therefore, offer condolence and sympathy to both Mohammad Yousuf Kohzad and Abdul Majeed Ghayasi’s families, relatives and colleagues and wished them paradise.
 

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Kabul (BNA) At the presence of the acting minister of information and culture, Hasina Safi, five handwritten holy Quran have been submitted by a representative of the national directorate for security to the National Archive of Afghanistan, BNA reported the other day.
While handing over the Holy Quran old manuscript, the representative said they have been seized from smugglers planning to take them abroad from the Maidan Wardak province, the agency said.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Safi thanked the national security directorate for returning the manuscripts, said that not only the ministry of information and culture and the country’s security forces, but also the entire people of Afghanistan have responsibility in protection of these assets.
According to another report, the acting minister also met with the members of the Paiwand 34 Cultural and Art Foundation.
According to the Bakthar News Agency (BNA), the members have come from Herat, Balkh, Kandahar, Bamyan, Ghor and Nangarhar on Saturday.
At the meeting, the country’s minister of information and culture shared information about the art festival expected to be held to appreciate the rt elites in Kabul, the agency added.  The meeting members also exchanged views over the problems faced by the theater, cinema and music and other fields in the provinces, with the minister promising for needed cooperation in this field.
 

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Presided over by deputy minister of information and culture and publications, the public awareness and pleading workgroup held meeting on food and nutrition safety the other day, BNA reported.
The six months action plan which had already been arranged to fulfill pleading and public awareness’s framework presented to the meeting and discussion was done on that, the agency added.
Likewise, the ministry of information and culture committed to contribute through state-run media and publish articles, commentaries and inclusive analysis on vital importance of food safety to promote this agenda.
Food and nutrition’s national safety agenda has been organized by the government of Afghanistan since over a year and high leadership committee of the agenda is supervised by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.  According to the agenda effort would be made to ensure food safety throughout the country.
 

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi during a meeting on her ministry’s gender work procedure said the procedure has already been arranged to tackle the women problems in her ministry, BNA reported the other day.
According to the agency, she said the women have always been saying about their problems, but they don’t participate in meetings being held to solve them.
Gender equality has been considered in all sections of the ministry of information and culture, she added.
Director of the ministry’s plan and policy department, Abdul Moqim Afghan and a few others have expressed their views on the mentioned procedure.
The meeting’s work has been reviewed as positive by deputy minister of information and culture on finance, administrative and tourism affairs Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi.
T. Yarzada
 

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