14 August 2018

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by acting and nominee minister of information and culture, Hasina Safi, a consultative and coordination board meeting of international organizations was held yesterday with participation of officials and representatives of international organizations operating in the field of culture in the country.
In the meeting, coordination and cooperation in cultural affairs between ministry of information and culture and international cultural organizations were discussed.
Briefing related to their works and cultural activities in Afghanistan, officials and representatives of the respective organizations assured of their cooperation for coordination of their activities with MoIC.
Meanwhile, acting minister of information and culture asserted that the meeting was aimed that cultural activities of international organizations should be followed in coordination and cooperation with the respective organizations and MoIC and information of works should be shared.
It was also decided that technical group of the board should specify goals, mechanism and works of the board and delivered it to the board’s next meeting.

“Badakhshan is Afghanistan’s Starry Gemstone,” President Ghani

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Kabul (BNA) A first-ever Scientific and research seminar titled ‘Badakhshan in Area of Culture and History’ held by Afghanistan Sciences Academy on Saturday, BNA reported.
At the outset, the president’s message readout by acting head of Afghanistan Sciences Academy Ms. Suraya Popal, according to the agency.
The president described Badakhshan as Afghanistan’s starry gemstone, the message added.
Likewise, Ms. Popal pointed out at political, cultural and literature position of Badakhshan, the agency went on to say.
Furthermore, a presidential advisor Prof. Nematullah Shahrani said Badakhshan’s name knotted with knowledge, poem and literature.
Thanking Afghanistan Sciences Academy for holding the seminar, he said holding such seminars on provinces can be effective, BNA continued.
Badakhshan’s people representative in lower house of the parliament Amanullah Payman and Dr. Ayaz Nyazi a university literature, Prof. Mohammad Hussain Yamin, Dr. Sahib Nazar Muradi, Prof. Sayed Ekramuddin Hesaryan and Prof. Mohammad Talib Tariq also spoke about the seminar.  The ministries of education, rural rehabilitation and Badakhshan provincial governor’s messages were also readout during the seminar.  The seminar is expected to continue for two more days.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  Acting and nominee Minister of Information and Culture Ms. Hasina Safi in a meeting with Ms. Monica Lopez Prat, conservator-restorer of Archaeological Heritage and lecturer at Conservation and Restoration Department of Barcelona University, said that protection and restoration of the historical relics and monuments were Ministry of Information and Culture’s (MoIC) main priority, BNA reported yesterday.
In the meeting which was also attended by Archeology Director Noor Agha Noori, Ms. Monica briefed the minister on her plans for restoration of historical relics and holding of training programs for the staffs of Archeology directorate and different universities’ archeology departments.
She also hoped to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the field with ?Directorate of Archaeology as well as to carry-out a research program on how to preserve the historical relics and monuments in the near future, the agency added.
Calling protection and restoration of the historical relics as one of the priorities of MoIC, Minister Safi said:” We would like to utilize Spanish professors’ experiences in line with protection and restoration of the historical relics.”
Praising Monica’s cooperation, Minister Safi asked for expansion of such cooperation between the two countries.
According to another report, acting and nominee minister of information and culture Ms. Hasina Safi met Mehtarlam city’s mayor and a number of elders and culturists of Laghman province yesterday.  Representing others, Mayor Nazifullah Alokozay, Haji Turjan Sahak and university lecturer Omranullah Khanjar spoke and asked Ministry of Information and Culture’s attention towards historical and cultural heritages of Laghman Province.
Calling protection of cultural heritages MoIC’s main priority, Minister Safi thanked Laghman people’s attention and efforts for protection of the historical monuments.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) During his trip to Turkey, Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh separately visited Mawlana Jalaluddin Balkhi and Shams-e-Tabrizi mausoleums, BNA reported the other day.
Mawlana Jalaluddin Balkhi also known as Mawlavi had been a great poet of 7th century AH.  On 604 AH, he was born in Afghanistan’s Balkh, according to the agency.
Based on a story, he went to Baghdad from Balkh and after that, he went to Makah and after performing hajj, he left there for Levant.  On an invitation of Alauddin Qayqubat Saljuqi, Mawlana went to Konya and he stayed there until death.
Mawlana’s meeting with Shams Tabrizi that is being recognized as an historical event taken place in 642 AH.
Mawlawi passed way in 672 AH in Konya.
His poetry is often divided into various categories:  the quatrains (Rubayat) and odes (Ghaal) of the divan, the six books of the Masnavi.  His major work is Masnavi Manavi (spiritual couplets) , a six-volume poem collection.
Mawlawi’s major work is the Diwan-e-Kabir or Diwan Shams-e-Tabrizi.
According to Konya deputy governor, since Mawlana’s Khanaqa has been in Balkh and his mausoleum in Konya, a sisterhood agreement has already been signed between Konya and Balkh.
VP Danesh said, ‘However, thought and personality of Mawlana has been recognized worldwide, but he is a sustainable share point between Afghanistan and Turkey.’
He and his accompanied delegation also looked round the mausoleum.

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