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Naranj Gul poetry function, festival held in Jalalabad

Naranj Gul poetry function, festival held in Jalalabad

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Mar 30, 2018 - 12:28

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Naranj Gul annual poetry function and festival has been held at Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province in the presence of government officials, poets and scores of art and poetry lovers.

The poetry function was held Thursday evening at Sherzai Stadium in which Minister for Information and Cultural Affairs, Presidential advisors, local officials and poets from across the country and Pakhtonkhwa took part.

The function was divided into two parts one was dedicated to poetry and another to speeches.

Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Rasoul Bawari said the Naranj Gul Poetry Function has adopted the feature of national event and people from every part of the country attend the event.

He said the Naranj Gul poetry day embodied at national calendar onward from today.

Governor Gulab Mangal said this year poetry was different from the poetry of previous year and all the poets had been provided the chance express their feelings.

He said a team from the Nangarhar University had been tasked to select top poets and their work so they would be provided with awards.

Qanbar Ali Tabish, a poet from Ghazni province, said the Naranj Gul festival and poetry programme had adopted a national feature and stressed over more work to promote the national festival.

The Naranj Gul poetry is held annually in Nangarhar and people in every part of the country want to participate in the event.

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