By: Massouda Qarizada
KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi visited an exhibition displaying the country’s women handicrafts, here in Kabul’s Timorshahi garden yesterday. Addressing the exhibition, the acting minister said that Afghan women were pioneer in producing handicrafts in the country. “They will shine more in case of having more facilities,” she said while praising women’s works. Women handicrafts, including leatherwork, tailoring, embroidery, jewelries, boots and traditional clothing have been put in show through more than 50 booths arranged at the big show in the capital Kabul on the initiative of the Tourism Department. The exhibition was inaugurated by Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi, Deputy minister of Finance, Administrative and Tourism of Information and Culture and expected to end on Tuesday this week The deputy minister said that the exhibition was held to welcome the country’s 100th Independence Day and to encourage and grow the women handicrafts in the country. “To welcome the country’s 100th Independence Day, the Ministry of Information and Culture has various programs to launch at the center and provinces of the country,” said Mostafavi asking the entire countrymen to support the country’s craftsperson, particularly women by buying women handicrafts all over the country. Meanwhile, Deputy Women Affairs Minister, Spozhmay Wardak also spoke at the ceremony saying holding such exhibitions was a valuable measure to encourage women handicrafts in the country. She praised the ministry of information and culture for holding such exhibitions to display the country’s women handicrafts. She also asked the government to support women as growing handicrafts would encourage women rise their talent on one side and on the other would beef up domestic products.