Silk Route Festival Postponed

Monday, August 01, 2016

Kabul (BNA) After becoming cultural capital of SAARC, Bamyan was announced by the UNESCO as one of the world’s creative cities, where the Silk Route festival is held based on a regular annual celebration.
The festival which was said to be held in Assad 13 (Aug 3, the ongoing year), postponed due to a bloody incident happened in Dehmazang Square of the capital Kabul, where the Junbish-e-Roshnaye led thousands of people staged a mass demonstration in July 3, Malalay Zakarya chairwoman of the Afghan Solidarity confirmed.
“We were very happy to see both-but different festivities—Silk Way and SAARC Final being marked simultaneously in Bamyan province, but, this didn’t happen,” said the chairwoman also she  added that they were preparing for holding the great festival in coordination with the ministry of information and culture and Bamyan local government.
Local music and Afghans’ different styles of customs were expected to be displayed and visited by large number of guests from home and overseas including the central Asian countries, but unfortunately, Said Ms. Zakarya who added after 40 days, the ceremony would be held in a secure environment, as right now, insurgency is threatening security of the highway to the central province. The wheatear in Bamyan sometimes remain problematic; will become harsh after summer, as well as the University mid-breaks are expected to end and the students interested to attend the ceremony would fail, as they will return to their classes.
She hoped the security forces could do their best to secure the area, where insurgency had fatigued passers, to help the great festival marked in the ancient city.

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