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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Addressing the meeting marking the day of arts and distribution of cultural awards, Dr. Sayeed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture said that the artists and the art have sustained huge pains in the past three decades.
He called Afghanistan the bosom of nourishing of different arts in the course of its history and added that the artists of the country who had created valuable works before Islam with the emergence of Islam they enriched the richest methods of calligraphy and miniatures as well.
He added that in the past decades our art and artists have been insulted through alien cultures. 
He stressed that today the arts and artists day is celebrated and this the greatest gift to them.
At this session Dr. Raheen awarded Mrs. Salma the well known singer who has served the art of music for forty years.
Other speakers at the session included Afsar Rahbeen poet and writer and head of the art and culture department of the ministry.
He said that the ministry has launched art competition on the eve of the 28th of Assad, the independence day of Afghanistan as a result of which 178 works in different spheres were candidate for awards of which 88 won first, second and third awards. 
Of this 26 won first, 26 second and 36 won the third position in the competitions.

Monday, October 15, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A seminar to pay homage and respect to the personality of Imam Azam (RA) would be held.
In a meeting with Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen the minister of information and culture on the chair was held here yesterday.
In his speech, Dr. Raheen highlighted the various dimensions of the life of great Imam, a commission with Qazi Nazir Ahmad Hanafi on the chair was formed to organize the seminar several scholars including Mawlawi Qalamudin and Mawlawi Rahmani are the members of the commission.
The commission also called on scholars and researchers to send their research to the ministry for information and culture.

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture observed the progress of work on the archaeological digging of historic sites of Ainak Copper Mines. 
While Mohammad Asif Ferozan advisor of the mines ministry, Mohammad Akbar Stanikzai Logar people’s deputy at the House of People and Abdul Qadeer Temuree head of the archaeology department of the ministry were accompanying him, Dr. Raheen observed digging of archeological sites near the Ainak Copper Mine and the temporary museum in which the historical relics would be placed. 
Dr. Raheen during the visit said that Logar is one of the richest provinces in terms of having historic relics prior to Islam era and after the emergence of Islam. 
Two townships in the province belong to the beginning of the AD century and even to the second century AD. 
He added that these two townships are the Ainak and another located in Kharwar district while the Ainak area for some time is under technical excavations. 
The areas located on the side of the Ainak copper mine will hopefully be excavated soon so that work on extraction of iron starts there. 
Meanwhile, it is said that according to the Afghan and foreign archeologists almost 75% of work have been completed and the remaining includes repairing of the obtained relics and it is said that this area is the historic pride of Afghanistan. 
Dr. Raheen appreciated the security personnel of the area who are accomplishing their tasks with honesty.

Saturday, October 13, 2012
Kabul (BNA) We were informed with regret Eng. Mohammad Yahya Kohistani an experienced long time employee of the National Radio-TV has died. 
Eng. Kohistani has served for forty years in different technical sections of the Radio-TV and as general director of the mobile repairing unit and deputy head of the technical department.
Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture while conveying his sympathies to the bereaved family said that Eng. Kohistani has been a long- time engineer of the Radio TV and he under very had conditions tried to keep the Radio-TV active and has served his people.
Eng. Yahya Kohistani has been born in 1328 in Teppa Zar of Kohistan of Kapisa and after completing his secondary education at the Mir Misjidi high school, enrolled at the Secondary technical institute and latter completed the professional school of the Radio-TV.
He started his work at the National Radio-TV and served here for forty years in different capacities.