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Monday, December 02, 2013
Kabul (BNA) A one-day seminar was held at the directorate of tourism for the ministry of information and culture for development of marketing in tourism sector.
At the opening ceremony of the seminar, Nabi Farahi, deputy minister of tourism for information and culture said the seminar aimed at development of marketing in tourism sector, adding no remarkable work has been done in this regard so far.
Farahi further said, “Experts consider that insecurity in some part of the country is the main challenges towards development of tourism in the country, adding no work has been done so far for this sector despite of that there are good opportunities for development of marketing in tourism sector in Afghanistan.”
If tourism sector is developed, not only tourism facilities will be provided for world tourists but also national incomes will be extended and a large number of our countrymen will get employment in this sector, Farahi said. Following, Mohammad Amin Atiqzada, head of research and development of tourism marketing talked related to the importance of tourism and considered it as key in development of economy.
In the seminar, Murtaza Azizi, director of relations and coordination for tourism talking related to tourism condition in the country said boosting tourism marking can further develop the economy of the country and enrich its culture.

Monday December 02, 2013
Kabul (BNA) An academic and research seminar was held yesterday by Academy of Sciences on the occasion of 100th birth anniversary of deceased Abdul Rauf Benawa.
At the beginning of the seminar, a message of Hamid Karzai, president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was read out by Soraya Popal, Dean of academy of sciences.
The message said, “Ustad Benawa was not only poet and writer but also researcher, historian and a political and social figure, so such aspects of his personality also need for researching. Our researchers are needed to extendedly research related to his thoughts, varieties and national and social dimensions of his artifacts.” The message while praising academy of sciences for holding the seminar asked knowledgeable figures to enlighten wishes and desires which Benawa had for his country and people.
Meanwhile, Dean of academy of sciences briefed the seminar related to various dimensions of Ustad Benawa’s personality and achievements said, “Benawa, having Dari and Pashto poems, had high position in Pashto writings.”
During the seminar, message of ministry of borders and tribes was read out by the ministry’s head for public relations Abdul Wahid Khawari, while message of Ustad Burhanuddin Rabbani’s Education University was read out by Jameela Sarwari.
In the seminar, a number of knowledgeable, social and academic figures and researchers delivered their researches and articles related to various dimensions of Ustad Benawa’s life, artifacts, achievements and national sentiment.

Saturday, November 30, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Jalalabad city hosted on Wednesday the biggest festival on Afghanistan modern literature.
The festival titled ‘Literature and Peace’ was held by Guetta Institute in Jalalabad city with participation of hundreds of writers, poets and researchers of language and literature from across the country.
The festival aimed at strengthening of literal activities of poets, writers and researchers and bringing peace through literature in Afghanistan.
Hamid Karzai, president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a message considered holding the festival as important in improving literal works and strengthening of peace culture in the country.
The message which was read out by governor of Nangarhar Attaullah Lodeen considered literature of peace, stability and affection as the main aim, asking all poets, writers and researchers of literature to perform their tasks for maintaining peace and solidarity and preventing war in the country.
Meanwhile, minister of information and culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen while pointing out the role of literature in maintaining a peaceful environment in the country supported the festival.
Minister of information and culture in a message which was read out by Jalal Noorani, advisor to MoIC said, “I’m pleased that the eighth national festival of Afghanistan modern literature has been held in evergreen province of Nangarhar, a historic province which has never forgotten literal festival of ‘Orange Flower’.
Such literal festivals are also held in a number of other provinces under the name of famous and beautiful flowers of the provinces.”
Dr. Raheen in his message added, “Fortunately we have gorgeous literature in each language in our beloved homeland and our literature has improved in all sections during the past one century.” Minister of information and culture has further said, “Our cultural society has been loved by our literal-loving people.”
Attaullah Lodeen, governor of Nangarhar in his speech asked all poets and writers to deliver their poems, writings and researches related to peace and solidarity in the country.
In the meantime, messages of various academic and cultural organizations were read out in the festival. Most of pieces of writing and poems delivered by a number of poets, writers and researchers were about role of literature in peace and solidarity.
The festival has ended its work by issuing a resolution as follow:
The festival titled ‘Literature and Peace’ held by Guetta Institute in Jalalabad city with participation of hundreds of writers, poets and researchers of language and literature from across the country.
The festival aimed strengthening of literal activities of poets, writers and researchers and bringing peace through literature in Afghanistan.
The festival’s participants on Thursday releasing a resolution asked Afghanistan poets, writers and researchers to echo humanity messages in their works and make efforts towards strengthening the culture of peace than war in the country.
In the resolution, ministry of information and culture and cultural center of Guetta Institute were asked to take step in publishing the delivered articles in the festival. The participants also decided that dramatic literature would be discussed in upcoming festival to be held next year.
On second day of the festival, a number of poets, writers and researchers delivered their poems, pieces of writing, novels and researches related to modern literature and role of literature in strengthening of peace in the country. At the end of the festival, Ibrahim Hotak, director of Guetta Institute to Afghanistan said that it was the eighth literal festival held by the institute in the country. According to Hotak, for addressing the biggest challenges of Afghans, the festival was held this time under the name of literature and peace.

Wednesday November 27, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Exhibition of artistic works under the name of Namak (salt) was opened yesterday at national gallery in Kabul.
In the exhibition, nearly 41 works of Ustad Abdul Hai Farahmand are displaying. In a ceremony held in this regard Ghulam Nabi Farahi, deputy minister of information and culture said, “Today’s exhibition shows most of the key issues in form of pictures and images.
He added drawing and calligraphy in general fine arts can play effective role in today’s life as they played in the past.
Meanwhile, Abdul Hai Farahmand, a teacher in fine arts faculty of Kabul University said, “41 works under the name of Namak (Salt) are displaying in the exhibition.
He added the artistic works have been produced within two years which include graphic, drawing and statue.”
The exhibition will be open to the public for a week.