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Annual poetry session ‘Nakhtar’ held in Paktia

Annual poetry session ‘Nakhtar’ held in Paktia

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Jul 21, 2017 - 15:41

GARDEZ (Pajhwok):  An annual poetry session – Nakhtar – was held in the capital of southeastern Paktia province, Gardez, on Friday, with dozens of poets and writers attending the event.

Paktia governor Shamim Khan Katawazai, who spoke on the occasion, said poetry played a key role in a language’s promotion and had always been a good source of conveying message.

The governor urged the poets to give enough space to patriotism in their subjects.

He said the poets besides Pashtu and Dari languages should also deeply study literary works in other regional languages.

“How many living legendry poets we have today who are considered international celebrities?” asked the governor, stressing the need for studying literary works of foreign and regional poets.

“Another thing is that I wonder why our poets remain stuck in the beautiful hairs of their beloved and write nothing about humanity and other important subjects.”

Paktia information and culture director Mohammad Shifa Mushfiq besides reading a message from acting Information and Culture Minister Rasoul Bawari added that literature reflected the culture of a societyinfo-icon and thus needed quality work.

Afghanistaninfo-icon has a rich culture, it a joint responsibility of all of us to promote our culture and literature and preserve our historic places and traditions. A lot of work is needed in this regard.”

Later, poets from Paktia, Kabulinfo-icon, Khost, Paktika, Nangarhar and other provinces presented their poems and ghazals.

It was the 12th annual poetry session called “Nakhtar” in Paktia.

Kabul university teacher and advisor to the president on academic and culture affairs, Lal Pacha Azmoon, said Nakhtar was among major annual poetic sessions in the country.

He said the latest session was carried out in a professional manner, hailing the music program that followed the poetry recitation.

“It was a fantastic poetry session and was held in a poetic environmentinfo-icon at a time when bomb blasts and misfortunes have gripped the nation.”

He said such events had a significant impact on the development of literature. “Previous poetry sessions would only take place at daytime. Now fortunately these events are organized at night.”

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