Thousands attend exhibition, concert in Bamyan
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): On the third day of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) festival, thousands of people visited handicrafts exhibition and attended concert of Afghan and foreign singers in central Bamyan province on Thursday.
SAARC officially launched its artist camp and 7th Silk Road Festival in central Bamyan province last Monday where a large number of Afghan and foreign guests participated.
Having historical importance, Bamyan was declared as SAARC Cultural Capital for 2015 by a high-powered delegation of the organization in 2014.
On third day of the festival, around 10,000 people visited handicrafts exhibition and attended concert of Afghan and foreign singers.
Kabir Dad, Bamyan information and culture director, told Pajhwok Afghan News the handicrafts put in display included carpets, coats, felts, quilted cloths, women cloths, leather boxes and other handicrafts.
He said that agricultural productions like different kinds of vegetables, animal products like yogurt, milk, butter and honey were also put on display.
Bamyan Deputy Governor Mohammad Asif Mubaligh said holding such exhibitions could help improve economy of local populace.
The exhibition aimed at introducing handicrafts of Bamyan province to the SAARC delegation and other people.
Beside the exhibition, Afghan and foreign singers also held a music program where thousands of fans including women participated.
One of the participants Gulsoom Madadi welcomed the program and said that such programs could be celebrated in the provinces where security situation was stable like Bamyan.
“I am from Kabul and came here to attend the program on my own costs. I really enjoyed the festival,” she said.
Meanwhile, a building for a library containing religious contents and study was also inaugurated in Bamyan. Officials said that students would no longer need to travel abroad for getting religious knowledge.
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