By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture called on the people to submit the historical documents and manuscripts to the National Archive, wherever they found, Bakhtar Information Agency reported Saturday.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the manuscripts and historical documents attended by Mohammad Alam Ezidyar Deputy to upper house , in charges of cultural branch from the Iranian Embassy and a number of men of culture, the country’s acting Minister of Information and Culture called the ceremony a great achievement and demanded the people to donate their available historical documents to the National Archive, the agency said.
The acting minister said up to 400 manuscripts and historical documents have been purchased worth 46 million Afghani and returned to the National Archive, according to the agency adding the remaining have been donated by the people themselves.
Mohammad Tahir Zuhair also thanked the country’s president for his special attention to allocate special budget to buy the historical documents and manuscripts. Once again he asked the people to return the historical documents and manuscripts to the Archive in order to be kept and preserved as the national assets, the agency quoted. Other speakers also spoke about the volubility of the country’s historical heritages and historical documents and manuscripts and praised the efforts of the Ministry of Information and Culture and those people returning them to the National Archive.
Mohammad Afsar Rahbin, the director of the National Archive said up to 90 percent of the historical documents were in Persian language and historically dating back to the ninth century.
During the ceremony, Mir Mohammad Fazel one of the country’s culturists donated 14 historical documents to the National Archive.