Cycling race promoting reading culture tomorrow
KABUL (Pajhwok): A cycling tour aimed to promote the culture of reading and knowledge sharing among Afghans will take place tomorrow (Wednesday), organisers said on Tuesday.
The Social House Division of the Peace, Media and Good Governance Institute (PMGGI) and the Afghanistan National Cycling Federation (ANCF) have jointly organsed the event.
The tour will start from the Youth Parliament and will finish at the Ghazi High School, where the participants will be received by Afghan and foreign officials and civil society activists at the Afghanistan-Iran book exhibition.
The cyclists will pedal through one of the most densely populated parts of Kabul before finishing at the book exhibition, which will be attended by senior government officials, local and foreign visitors.
Studies indicate lack of interest in reading has seriously affected the intellectual health of Afghan society and has rendered it vulnerable to disinformation, false reporting and uncritical acceptance of certain socio-cultural and historical narratives.
In a statement, organisers said that well-read societies were better prepared to build a brighter future for themselves and for future generations. This tour will call on Afghans to adopt regular reading habits to lead successful lives.
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