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Time to invest on national languages, says Ghani

Time to invest on national languages, says Ghani

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Jul 19, 2019 - 09:21

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said it was time to further invest on national languages, saying “The Dari language is ours and we belong to it, there is no doubt about it.”

While talking to a national seminar titled ‘Afghanistaninfo-icon, the grave of Persian, Dari language,’ at the Presidential Palace, Ghani said the country’s 100th independence day was a great opportunity to discuss various aspects of independence and the reason for today’s parliament.

He described culture a source of connection and language a part of it. “The nation is a cultural phenomenon and a state without a cultural foundation would have no much achievements.”

Pointing to written works in Dari language, the president said that investigative works of Dari scholars should be analyzed in regional countries.

About Dari scholars, he said, “Dari language is one of the means to express deepest emotions, the language is the product of our history, investing in language is not less than investing in infrastructure.”

Ghani said it was the time to invest in culture besides improving the country’s security and economy.

He said there was a huge written work in Dari language and major poets in Afghanistan were Dari speakers. “The need is the younger generation should identify the deepness of their culture”, he said.

The president said less work had been done on the history of Dari language and no efforts made for a clear continuation of the language.

 “The question of the history is why and how Dari language is spoken in Iran and India? We should confidently answer that Dari is ours and we belong to it, there is no doubt in it,” he said.

Ghani said more work should be done for progress of Dari language and universities, Academy of Sciences and scholars should research about it.

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