KABUL: A painting festival in the name of Fresh Breath was held here in Kabul, where art works from sixteen talented painters of the country were displayed, Bather News Agency reported Friday.
According to the agency, the festival was organized by the Afghan National Institute for Adult Education (ANIAE) and the National Gallery, featuring sixteen young painters, including boys and girls.
Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Mohammad Tahir Zuhair, during at the opening ceremony of the festival said: “Education and learning is a human, conscientious, faith and religious issue.” He quoted one of the sayings of the great Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who advised: Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave, and added that the ANIAE had pointed to one of the biggest vacuums stating that large number of talented families, including women and men, have been deprived of education due to war and insecurity over the last forty years.
Now the ground is provided for getting knowledge and art and learning a religious, humane and conscientious effective work, he reiterated, as quoted by the agency. “Government-run or private entities drafting programs for the young generation and pave the way for their growth is doing a good work.” Five of the 16 painters displayed their works, would be awarded letters of appreciation based on their standard work, said Mohammad Hashim Shariq, head of the National Gallery. Bashir Khaleqi Head of the ANIAE also spoke in the ceremony saying his led institute would continue the festival for the talented and creative participants.
The Kabul Times