MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): An annual poetry session, attended by dozens of poets and writers, has been organised in eastern Laghman province, officials said on Thursday.
Poets from different provinces took part in the overnight session, which was arranged with the cooperation of the Information and Culture Department and culturists.
The governor’s spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi, presidential advisor Lalpacha Azmoon, Nangarhar University chancellor and other local officials participated in the poetry session.
Poets presented their views on the need for national unity, patriotism, education and protection of the national interest. They received long rounds of applause from participants.
Governor Naeemi, who warmly welcomed the participants to the session, urged poets and intellectuals to continue using their pen and play a proactive role in promoting peace and stability.