Well-attended poetry session held in Kandahar City
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of poets and culturists from different provinces participated in a lively poetry session in the southern city of Kandahar, organisors said on Friday.
Minister of Information and Culture Abdul Bari Jehani travelled all the way from Kabul to Kandahar City to attend the poetry recital titled Anar Gul (pomegranate flower).
Beginning on Thursday evening, the traditional poetry session concluded at 3am, with participants presenting a wide variety of poems and skits on the overall situation in the country.
In his remarks, Jehani said the regular conduct of the mushaira over the years was reflective of the cultural and intellectual prowess of Kandahar residents.
The minister, who recalled that Kandahar was once a great seat of learning and erudition, urged youth to focus on education so as to revive the past glory of the city.
Governor Dr. Humayun Azizi said such literary and cultural gatherings were useful in bringing about intellectual interaction among people from different areas and promoting peace and unity.
During the session, the scene of a young Kabul boy’s kid-slaying was enacted in a touching fashion. Identified as Abasin, the boy’s killing has fuelled anger among the people.
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