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Dictionary writing project should be expanded to other local languages too, President Ghani

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated and delivered speech in a ceremony held on the occasion of publication and printing nine dictionaries the other day at Chahar Chenar Palace.
In the ceremony, the country’s President by congratulating the start of the dictionary writing project to teachers, researchers and linguists and all the Afghan nation considered the project as a big step towards language development in the country, adding that all languages of the country are in the first level and honorable.
President Ghani instructed relevant officials to expand the dictionary writing project to Pashayee, Turkmeni, Balochi, Nuristani and other local languages of the country and ordered creation of a particular committee in this regard.
“Numerous number of our languages is our investment and we’re working on our languages for strengthening of national unity, national identity and languages development,” President Ghani said, adding that small and professional dictionaries particularly for children should be written for various languages of the country.
The country’s President further said that it was necessary to know roots of our words, adding that in addition to dictionary writing, attention should be paid to grammar writing to standardize writing styles so that each Afghan could simply learn and understand the country’s languages in future.
President Ghani while instructing for addressing problem of text books stressed that a particular center should be created for translation and writing to help children better knew languages.
Meanwhile, representing writers of the dictionary writing project, Ghulam Sarwar Zaheer granted three sample copies of Pashto, Dari and Uzbeki dictionaries to the country’s President.

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