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Poetry session held in Lashkargah

Poetry session held in Lashkargah

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May 18, 2012 - 15:27

LASHKARGAH (PANinfo-icon): A poetry session, attended by dozens of poets and writers, was held on Thursday night in the capital of southern Helmand province, officials said on Friday.

Poets from Kabulinfo-icon, Paktia, Khost, Maidan Wardak, Zabul, Kandahar, Kunar, Farah, Herat and Ghazni provinces and other countries took part in the event at a hotel in Lashkargah, the provincial capital.

The session was planned to have three parts -- speeches, recitation of poetry and music. But the music segment  had to be skipped due to a multiplicity of poets who read out their poems.

Governor Gulab Mangal told the participants that the literary and cultural activities were steadily regaining momentum as a result of the improving security situation in Helmand.

Linguist Dr. Majaver Ahmad Ziar said Helmand, which a produced a large number of reputed writers and poets, had been a centre of civilisation. Such events helped forge unity among intellectuals, he remarked.

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