Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended Amir Ali Shir Nawayee International Symposium, held yesterday on the occasion of 575th birth anniversary of Nawayee.
In a ceremony held on this occasion at presidential palace with participation of first and second vice presidents Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum and Sarwar Danesh and a number of government high-ranking officials, the country’s President said, “I am happy that we gathered today to introduce efforts, books and thoughts of great personality of Afghanistan and the region and commemorate a figure honored not only by Afghanistan and but also the whole region.
“Nawayee belongs not only to us but also to the whole world”, President Ghani stressed, adding that Amir Ali Shir Nawayee had obtained the top position in the history of Afghanistan and as a writer, poet, political and great figure did much for humanity.
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said that Amir Ali Shir Nawayee had similar position like Khushal Khattak in Uzbeki-Turkish literature in modern history.
The country’s President further asserted Turkish-Uzbeki literature was important as Dari and Pashto literature, saying that although Turkish-Uzbeki literature was not that much identified and was forgotten for some times, but the literature would never be forgotten anymore.
“Someone like Amir Ali Shir Nawayee have left books and treasury of knowledge behind and also their life, works and role are like valuable book by reading of which we can find good points”, President Ghani said.
The country’s President said, “We know that of the period of Amir Ali Shir Nawayee was one of our country and the region’s bright periods called sometimes as Renaissance of the East.”
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani added their main goal in government was to establish a fair system too in order to fulfill justified demands of Nawayee.
Considering commemoration of academic and cultural figures’ position as marking the greatness of the country’s civilization, President Ghani said they needed to go back to their great culture and first and past civilization. To honor the great personality of Nawayee, I declare today that the government of Afghanistan will mint a special medal of honor by the name of Amir Ali Shir Nawayee and his portrait will be stuck beside other great leaders in Salam Khana palace, President Ghani added. In the ceremony, first vice president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum also spoke and praised the country’s president for marking the great personality of Amir Ali Shir Nawayee and considered Nawayee’s personality as great honor for all the people of Afghanistan in particular Turk tribes. Meanwhile, knowledgeable figures invited from various regional countries to the ceremony also spoke in connection with personality of Amir Ali Shir Nawayee. According to another report, the country’s chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a message considered Amir Ali Shir Nawayee as great personality of this land. He said that marking the position, historic and cultural personalities of each country was in fact serving the country.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016