Programs to celebrate Independence Day announced
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) on Wednesday said many programs including theater shows, music concerts and showcasing historic monuments would be organized in capital Kabul and provinces tomorrow (Thursday) to mark Afghanistan’s Independence Day.
Mohammad Fahim Rahimi, the Afghanistan National Museum director, expressed these views during a joint meeting with MoIC officials and the Federation of Civil Society Institutes (FCSI) in Kabul.
“The National Museum would be open for all without any payment on the occasion of the Independence Day tomorrow,” he said.
Besides other monuments, the pen former King Amanullah Khan used for signature of the Afghanistan Independence would be also displayed at the museum, he said.
Masuma Khawari, head of Afghanistan National Archives, also said all historic memorials of King Amanullah Khan’s era, including banknotes, agreements signed with different countries, photos and important historical documents would be exhibited on the Independence Day.
She said the archives would be open for public free of cost on Thursday and Friday. Khawari added 130,000 historic documents, 7,500 hand written books with a history of 500 years were kept in the archives.
National Music Authority head Mohammad Ihsan Erfan the arrangement of a big concern and a theater show had been planned at the Ghazi Stadium in Kabul on Thursday.
He said live music programs would be also held in Bagh-i-Babur Garden on Thursday and Friday.
FCSI head Seddiq Mansoor Ansari said his federation would cooperate with the MoIC in launching its programs.
He said similar programs would be held in Balkh, Herat, Kandahar, Khost, Nangarhar and Bamyan provinces.
He asked the Afghan security forces and Taliban militants to agree upon a ceasefire during the historic day in order people could celebrate the occasion in peace and joy.
Former King Amanullah achieved independence from the Great Britain 97 years ago, though Afghanistan has never been a British colony.
The first Anglo-Afghan war took place in 1839, the second in 1880 and the third in 1919. The British were forced to strike a deal with Afghans and declare Afghanistan an independent state.
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