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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Jalalabad (BNA) Tens of orphan students have received assistances in Nangarhar province.
According to local reporter of BNA, school materials assisted for 150 orphans students by Nejat foundation.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor said, each student assisted notebooks, pen and boxes.
T. Yarzada
 

Monday September 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Contemporary history of Afghanistan is a magnificence history, in which brave and epic making men managed to shed their warm and red blood and made the battlefields colorful.
They devoted their lovely lives for their homeland freedom and independence. So Afghanistan martyrs are symbol of national unity because they have fought and safeguarded their beloved country irrespective of their ethnic, tribal, linguistic affiliations. Commemoration of national hero and other martyrs is a religious and national obligation and celebration of the position of martyr is not only reminding of the past but is renewal of treaty with martyrs. The national hero, martyred Ahmad Shah Masoud was not dependent to a particular tribe, nationality or ethnic group and province but he belongs to Pan Afghan brave nation. Ahmad Shah Massoud had always emphasized on one point, the national unity. The memories of these sincere devotees would be inserted in the golden pages of our history.
National hero, Ahmad Shah Masoud spent most parts of his life for freedom of the country with a sincere and firm intention. He was the vanguard of men who had determined to liberate their country. Masoud had started his Islamic and freedom fighting struggles originally in the framework of Afghanistan Islamic Movement, but soon due to difference of opinion with other leaders of A.I.M, he separated and acted independently. No doubt, Masoud was one of the mythical commanders of Mujahedeen in 80s against invasion of the defunct USSR Red Army. He was always in the bloody trenches of Jihad and had been tolerating all hardships and difficulties of war beside his brave people. Only those dignitaries became eternal in the memory of history who tie their destiny with their people one.
He was the only Mujahedeen commander who had resisted till the end against the petrified Taliban mercenaries. Unfortunately Masoud was killed by Arab mercenary terrorists and following of his martyrdom, The Times of London in its 26 Sep. 2001 issue released an article about him by Antony Levid. Although before departure, Masoud had warned time and again the world on threat of terrorism and extremism but his unexpected death was an alarm that had wakened up the world specially the US and allies. A question raises here that who benefitted Masoud’s martyrdom? And which countries saw their interests in danger in his presence in Afghanistan and in the region? No doubt, terrorists had influenced Masoud’s security vacuum and targeted him. In conspiracy of Masoud assassination several people, organizations and countries were involved. But he, the hero Masoud had not only sacrificed his life for people of Afghanistan but with his tired and injured body, devoted his drops of blood for dignity and reputation of Afghanistan.
Masoud had lived beyond his time and place and lived with his high ideas and goals. But regrettably, his friends and relatives sacrificed Masoud’s great and lofty goals for their temporary and quick-fading desires. The political disorder in the last 16 years, indicated that, his friends were more actively involved in converting of his real figure than his foes and had lost his mental and ideological address. For realization of Masoud’s righteousness and goals, its enough that today the world calls those Masoud was fighting them, terrorists. Masoud resisted those alone that today the world super powers feel failure against them. Our brave security forces are today the torch bearers because decisively and with full devotion standing across the country against the enemies of peace and stability and try to restore reliable security to people and have prevented further devastation of their country. The ANSF have been devoting their sweet lives in this path and have proven that they are real sons of this territory. Therefore, we celebrate the martyr’s week, once again commemorate the memories of all our dear martyrs and pray for peace of their souls.
Lailuma Noori
 

Monday September 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Eklil Hakimi Minister of Finance visited 21 children who had heart problem (VSD/heart hole) in Xinjiang Hospital on the sidelines of his trip to Urumqi-China participating in inauguration ceremony of Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute, a statement from the ministry said yesterday. The treatment program for heart hole was launched by International Red Cross Society of China that 100 children are going to be treated in this program. Minister of Finance thanked from the humanitarian and generous help of the People’s Republic of China, the statement concluded as saying.
 

Monday September 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Ministry of Information and Culture and the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan have offered deep condolence to the death of Nancy Dupree who tirelessly worked for the Afghan preservation of history and culture since her arrival in 1962.
“I regretfully was informed about the death of Ms. Nancy Dupree, a known personality and historian,” said a statement from the CE office, on Sunday.
“She loved Kabul and wanted to stay in Afghanistan for half a century, until the rest of her life,” said the statement expressing deep condolence to her bereaved family and friends.
The country’s ministry of information and culture also expressed deep sorrow over the death of Nancy saying she was the lover of Afghanistan and advised the archeologists not to write for themselves and their colleagues, a goal could help her transfer Akbar information center from Peshawar to Kabul in 2005 and then a proper place was considered for it at the Kabul university compound and unveiled in 2013, Bakhtar News Agency reported.
She had written five books about Afghanistan and her husband was also the author of different books for Afghanistan, said the agency.
The U.S. embassy to Kabul has also deeply saddened by the loss of Nancy Dupree, saying she was a pillar of the American community in Afghanistan for many decades, whose love for this country and dedication to its culture and history will be forever remembered. 
“Ms. Dupree worked tirelessly for the preservation of history and culture in Afghanistan since she arrived in 1962,” said the embassy in the statement adding future generations will remember Ms. Dupree as a wonderful example of the strength of U.S.-Afghanistan relations and friendship. 
May we honor her example in decades to come by working for a common goal of building lasting fraternal ties between our nations.
An internationally recognized expert on the history, art, and archaeology of Afghanistan, Nancy Hatch Dupree passed away peacefully at 3.30am, 10 September 2017 in the Amiri Hospital, Kabul, having dedicated the last 55 years of her life to documenting and preserving Afghanistan’s cultural heritage.
Ms. Dupree arrived in Kabul in 1962. For the next 15 years, she and her late husband, Louis Dupree, a renowned archaeologist and scholar of Afghanistan’s culture and history, traveled throughout Afghanistan, conducting archaeological excavations.
Following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Duprees moved with Afghan refugees to Peshawar, Pakistan where they continued their work.
Ms. Dupree wrote many scholarly and more popular articles, in particular on the challenges facing Afghan women, reports and a number of guidebooks to Afghanistan (one of which became the inspiration for Tony Kushner’s play Homebody/Kabul).
Her writings covered all major archaeological and historic sites, as well as a well-known guide to the National Museum, which was the de facto illustrated catalogue of its rare and priceless collection. 
Aside from the books, articles, photographs and recordings she leaves behind, Ms. Dupree’s lasting legacy to the country she loved and called home is the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University, which she founded in 2006 and where she was Director from 2006-2011.
ACKU grew out of the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development’s (ACBAR) Resource and Information Center, which Ms. Dupree founded and directed with Louis Dupree in Peshawar, Pakistan in 1989. Some years later in 1996, Ms. Dupree created the ACBAR Box Library Extension (ABLE), a system of mobile libraries serving the Afghan community in Peshawar.
Her vision for ACKU was that it would contribute to the reconstruction of Afghanistan by gathering in one place scholarship on the country’s culture, history and politics, as well as primary data in the form of memoires, newspapers, photographs and unpublished work produced by the many NGOs, international agencies, scholars and foreign governments working here. Together with its library, archive and research department, ABLE continues to serve Afghans in Afghanistan today.
Ms. Dupree received numerous awards, including the Sir Percy Sykes Memorial Award from the Royal Society of Asian Affairs in London; the Archivist of the Year from the Scone Foundation in New York; the Highest State Malalai Gold Medal from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for her long-standing efforts to aid the Afghan people in the fields of education and cultural heritage preservation; and an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Society of Woman Geographers.
She held a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College; a master’s degree in Chinese Art from Columbia University; and honorary degrees from Williams College and the American University of Afghanistan.
 

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