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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Kabul (BNA) in a meeting chaired by Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Prof, Mohammad Rassoul Bawari, approving national and cultural days in the calendar was discussed, BNA reported.
According to the agency, the meeting was attended by representatives of ministries of hajj and religious affairs, labor and social affairs, affairs’ administration, Kabul University and other related organs.
The participants also presented their suggestions and views on the way how to mention historical, religious and cultural days, and how to consider the historical monuments and cultural personalities’ images in the calendar, the agency added.
The meeting decided that the ministry of information and culture should provide a procedure in this regard and the relevant organizations should collect information about national, cultural and religious days and present it in the net session.
The acting minister of information and culture, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari assured of his ministry’s effort in providing the procedure and stressed on further cooperation of concerned organs in the respect.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Kabul (BNA)  Chaired by Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari, the preliminary meeting on holding international seminar on mysticism role on spreading Islamic culture held on Tuesday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
According to the agency, the acting minister of information and culture pointed out that the international seminar would focus on expansion of Islamic culture and better recognition of Sufism to people and its followers in the society.
Furthermore, in the meeting the participants discussed on appointing members of holding commission, invitation of domestic and foreign guests, choosing scientific and research articles on mysticism and procurement issues.
In the meeting, Najibullah Manli selected as the head of the commission, the agency added.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the ministries of information and culture, tribes and borders affairs, academy of science and National Security Council (NSC).
The international seminar on mysticism role on expansion of Islamic culture is expected to be held on Asad in Kabul.

Kabul (BNA)  A number of members of Afghanistan book-sellers and publishers in a meeting with deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture enumerated paying double tax, lack of market and lack of a proper place for holding book exhibition as main problems facing the country’s book-sellers and publishers.

Afterwards, deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture promised cooperation for addressing part of their problems, saying that the World Book Day would be soon commemorated and asked Afghanistan book-sellers and publishers to have full preparation in this regard.  

Monday, April 24, 2017
Kabul (BNA)  The Golden Reed Academy and the Book City (Shahr-e-Ketab) jointly celebrated the book day and honored a number of writers and poets during a ceremony held in Kabul yesterday, BNA reported.
According to the agency, in the ceremony which was attended by a number of government officials, writers, poets and culturists, the presidential cultural advisor Asadullah Ghazanfar pointed to importance of book reading culture, adding meritocracy, literature rules and values should be considered in works of those being honored.
Meanwhile Acting Minister of Information and Culture said holding of such ceremonies to further persuade people for reading books. He said the ministry had the same plan to commemorate the day and appreciate the works of poets and writers. Addressing the ceremony, Najib Manali cultural advisor to National Security Council said this year’s book day was being celebrated after Jalal Noorani, one of the country’s elite writer, who has left several irony works. He said the golden reed academy was appreciating the works of writers and poets after detailed assessments by the judges.
The ceremony continued with remarks from the poets and writers talking on their works and stories.

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