By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture Mohammad Tahir Zuhair said that the Firuzkoh (Turquoise Mountain) Institute has played important role in keeping the works and culture of old Kabul alive, Bakhtar News Agency reported Wednesday. While paying visit around the Institute’s various parts, the acting minister praised the works of the students and said the training works of the Institute was commendable and would lead to the development of the students’ talent and capacity, the agency added. “One of the work of the Institute is providing job for its students”, said the acting minister as quoted by the agency.
Meanwhile, Nathan Stroupe, Firuzkoh’s country director said the Institute train from 40 to 50 students in the areas of engraving, jewelry, calligraphy, ceramic and other cultural fields annually and then provide them employment opportunities.
According to him, most of the Institute works has been produced by its students. Worth up to 10 million $US works of the Institute has been sold out of the country, the agency quoted. The Firuzkoh Institute started functioning in 2006 and trained students in the restoration and production of ancient artifacts.