Maidan Wardak provincial information and culture directorate has so far had good functions in different sections.
Head of the province’s information and culture directorate Mukhtar Awrang told The Kabul Times his directorate is focused on three main sections, as beside press and information affairs, youth, culture and tourism sections have also done some positive works.
In term of culture, the directorate has held many book reading, poem reading, Seerat-ul-Nabi and star competitions and they followed by good results.
About star competitions he said, ‘Earlier, in cooperation with Maidan Wardak information and culture and education departments, a mathematic competition was held among students. The competition was attended by 500 people including the provincial governor, heads of education and information and culture departments and a number of elites.’
He added six of the participants have been recognized as Maidan Wardak star in mathematics and 4000 afg along with certificates had been given to each winner.
About book reading culture in Maidan Wardak he said, ‘Majority of Maidan Wardak people are keen to read book and we have a library in downtown, where is always open to visitors.’
He stressed to grow book reading culture, a library is expected to be built in Wardak’s Chack area, and its construction works would be completed in 1398.
On women interest in book reading he said, ‘Men are eager to read books in Maidan Wardak, but women’s interest to book reading is not visible, because, the province’s information and culture department doesn’t have a separate library for them. Thus, the province’s information and culture department has planned to recruit a female in the library, so the women can freely visit the department and solve their problems.’
In term of press, he said his department had a weekly named Millie Hadaf ‘National Goal’ which publishes all events going on in that province.
Besides, the province’s historical and cultural monuments need repair and the provincial MoIC department could do much in the respect as well.
Maidan Wardak is a province with 46 historical monuments, among which, 22 of them have been registered in the ministry of information and culture.
Awrang added we also plan to create an archive for historical relics to preserve several relics related to the past eras.