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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.
 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) It is a matter of pleasure that for the first time a seminar titled ‘Badakhshan in Area of Culture and History’ would be held in near future. BNA reported the other day.
The seminar would pave the ground so the historians, researchers and writers to pay further heed on Badakhshan literature and cultural belongings, according to the agency.
The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) knows that Badakhshan is the land of great prominent figures with plenty of historical sites, BNA added.  The country’s people know Badakhshan poets, authors, scientific and political figures, BNA went on to say.
MoIC hoped the seminar’s participants to highlight issues that have not been paid heed so far in Badakhshan.
 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

BERLIN (BNA) Afghanistan cultural relic’s exhibition was opened the other day at Business School Berlin (BSP) of University of Berlin, capital city of Germany.
In the exhibition, a number of cultural relics from Afghanistan such as dresses and clothes, Afghans’ traditional foods, historic pictures, traditional dishes and relics were put on display at the university.
Hundreds of Germans, Berlin-based foreigners and university students visited the exhibition and liked all relicts of Afghanistan.
It is determined that such exhibitions will be held by Afghanistan cultural attaché to Berlin in other cities of Germany to introduce the Afghan culture and its relics to Germans and German-based foreigners.