29 March 2017

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Foreign Affair’s (MoFA) deputy minister of administration Dr. Nasir Ahmad Andisha met Zardasht Shams, deputy minister of administration, finance and tourism of the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) here yesterday, the MoFA said in a statement. 
According to the statement, both sides discussed establishment of cultural attaches in European countries and activities of UNESCO related activities at Afghan embassy in France.
Meanwhile MoIC’s deputy minister handed over the highest state medal of Sayed Jamluddin Afghan, which had earlier conferred to Dr. Mohammad Omarah , one of the elite researchers of the Islam community by the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, to Nasir Ahmad Andisha in order to be sent to Cairo, statement concluded.

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Artists of Zahak house performed their art shows titled ‘it is enough’ in Kabul.
In the art shows including singing, sport actions and holding photo exhibitions, artists tried to show social violence and ways to reach peace, pains of immigration, violence and war in their performance.
At the beginning of the show, head of Zahak house Sayed Mehdi Zahak considered aim of the art program to support peace, reduce violence and showing difficulties of immigration.
Acting minister of information and culture Dr. Kamal Sadat considered role of such art programs in support of peace and reduction of violence as beneficial, adding that holding such art programs could be one of ways of counter violence and war in the country.

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Kamal Sadat Acting Minister of Information and Culture insisted on exercising of the President’s instructions in particular for addressing deprived provinces.
In a session held Wednesday evening with participation of leading body and directors of the respective ministry, Dr. Sadat enumerated attention to cultural, publication, terrorism sections and youth of Paktika as top working program of the information and culture ministry for coming solar year, asserting that the country’s President has instructed ministry of information and culture and all government institutions to put Paktika in their top working programs.
Deputy of youth affairs has adopted complete preparations for implementation of its projects in youth sector in Paktika province.
Meanwhile, deputy minister of cultural affairs for information and culture Rasoul Bawari said that surveying historic monuments, creating local libraries, holding seminar on Paktika and all other programs were underway for Paktika and would be implemented based on the program.

Saturday February 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated and delivered speech in a seminar held to mark 86th death anniversary of the country’s top historian Alama Faiz Mohammad Kateb.
In the seminar held Thursday at presidential palace, President Ghani said, “When we compare masterpiece of Faiz Mohammad Kateb with others and pay attention to his distinguished work, we reach to a conclusion that he is a justified father of Afghanistan modern history-writing and his works will be used and reach by coming generations.” “Faiz Mohammad Kateb is a government historian in Afghanistan. We perceive the importance of his work at a time when we know he was influenced by Ib-n-Khaldoon in method of his history-writing”, President Ghani asserted, adding that his presence in government had caused he had access to many books and increased his information. “Kateb, who had the morale of researching and reviewing, has kept his relation with books and reading until he died-his enthusiasm to knowledge and researching has resulted that Alama Kateb had particular perception in writing history”, President Ghani said.
The country’s President further said that Kateb had picturized both resistance of the people of Hazara and other tribes against totalitarian power in various parts of the country in his history; in fact, he had codified and recorded common pain of the people. “We much need to further and better perceive our previous history and this historic perception should help us not to remain in the previous custody; instead, we should step-up towards future by depending on historic experiences with new outlooks”, President Ghani asserted, adding that by having historic awareness, they could reach a conclusion that governance without nation would fail.

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