18 October 2017

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mustafavi, Deputy Minister of Finance and Tourism for Information and Culture met Wednesday with head of Indian Council for Cultural Relations Mrs.Riva Ganguly Das in New Delhi.
In the meeting, both sides discussed holding the first cultural week of India and Afghanistan, holding one-year program in cultural, academic and higher education institutions of the two countries and other programs related to enhancement of capacities of various cultural organizations.
Praising India for its assistance to Afghanistan in various sections, Mrs Mustafavi said in current circumstances holding various cultural programs between the two countries was significant and asked Indian cultural council for its attention to increasing short and long-term scholarships.
Meanwhile, head of Indian Council for Cultural Relations promised to provide scholarships in hotel management and tourism to Afghan side.
Distribution of 500 scholarships to the families of martyrs, opening of professional institute of Indian film in Kabul and training of Afghan archaeologists were other issues discussed in the meeting.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari, acting minister of information and culture in a meeting with the Russia Federative Head of Cultural Center spoke about the Afghan delegation tour in the youth festival expected to leave for Russia, BNA reported other day.
Head of the delegation provided details about the visit of the youth festival expected to be held in Sochi city of the Russia on October 14 of current year, said the agency.
Both sides also discussed the way on how the Afghan delegation could attend the festival in that country, said the agency.
The Afghan delegation with 80 members, led by Hazratullah Sharifi, head of coordination of the programs of the ministry of information and culture on youth affairs, would attend the festival, said the source.
According to another report, the acting minister also spoke about the work process of consolidation of the Bamyan Buddha giant statues in a meeting with the related officials, BNA reported.
The acting minister lauded related organs for continuation of work on consolidation of the Buddha statues and emphasized for their further attention to the issue.
A meeting of the archeologists is expected to be held in Japan’s Tokyo from September 25 to October 2nd this year to discuss the way on how to reconstruct the Buddha Statues.

Wednesday September 13, 2017

Sar-e-Pul City (BNA) Reconstruction work of Khawaja Mohammad Khateb’s shrine begun by Ministry of Information and Culture in northern Sar-e-Pul province.
Abdul Malik Azimi deputy for provincial governor of Sar-e-Pul told BNA correspondent, the shrine to be repaired with a sum of over 3,800,000 Afs funded from budget of Ministry of Information and Culture within the next nine months.
Khawaja Mohammad Khateb’s monument by having at least 400 years history belong to Temoriyan era located in Alqani Kalan village, Sar-e-Pul province.

Monday September 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) An advocacy group for the women and children development and support in a meeting with the deputy publication minister of information and culture, Fazel Aqa Sancharaki discussed multiple violence in the social entities, especially violence against women in media, Bakther News Agency reported Sunday.
The group highlighted misbehaves, insult, discrimination in payments and privileges, deprivation from holidays and bunes and low salaries and incorrect demands from male co-workers were among the challenges facing women journalists at the workplace and out of office, said the agency.
The group, after sharing the issues with the deputy minister asked him to cooperate with the entity in elimination of the problems, according to the agency. Likewise, the deputy minister, Fazel Aqa Sancharaki while lauding the entity to share the issue with him said unfortunately violence has deepened root in the country’s society and there was a wide and comprehensive work to eliminate it.
He emphasized for elimination of violence against women in close cooperation with the civil society, media and the ministry of information and culture, said the agency.

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