KABUL: Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan attended a luncheon banquet on Tuesday noon which was arranged by presidential advisor minister Zalmai Hewadmal on the occasion of spring poetical contest at the presidential place with the participation of poets, writers and cultural professionals.
During this banquet Pir Mohammad Karwan, Abdul Ghani Hashimi, Haroon Hakimi, Narges Sarwary, and others readout their poems in different languages on spring and homeland and emphasized on further consolidation of national unity among the fraternal nationalities.
Appreciating the poets and writers President Karzai said, beside other fields, there are very good talents among Afghans in the field of poetry as the young generation has been shining excellently in this field.
Calling poem and literature as an important means of introducing of Afghanistan to the world, the president emphasized and said that our poets and writers should introduce the real face of Afghanistan in their poems and articles to the world and represent their homeland.
After the poetical contest, the Afghan president offered cash prizes to three outstanding poets and men of letter Pir Mohammad Karwan, Qambar Ali Tabesh and Mateen Andkhoi.
The Kabul Times