Books, paintings go on display in Ghazni
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A two-day exhibition, showcasing books and paintings, was inaugurated in the capital of southern Ghazni province on Sunday.
Arranged by the Information and Culture Department, the exhibition at the Alberoni Public Library involves 200 books on literature, history and general knowledge, besides a variety of paintings.
Information and Culture Director Bismillah Sharifi said the show was part of programmes aimed at celebrating the selection of Ghazni City as the Capital of Islamic Civilisation.
He invited people cross the province to visit the exhibition in order to know about the history of Ghazni and its past glory.
Youth said such exhibitions had been useful in enhancing their knowledge. One of them, Mohammad Ajmal, a university student, said such events should be arranged regularly, asking writers and culturists to assist the culture department in this regard.
Another student, Laina, said Ghazni was home to prominent writers and poets who should be honoured and their work appreciated.
Writer and journalist Asadullah Jalalzai expressed his concern over the declining book reading habit among youth, something he blamed on technology.
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