All Afghans responsible for preservation of cultural heritages

20 Hoot is coincided with ‘Preservation of Cultural Heritages’ Day’; therefore, it is considered that preservation of the country’s cultural heritages is the task and responsibility of government officials and all citizens of the country.
Afghanistan is among countries that have lots of historic and cultural heritages such as remains of Buddha statues, remnants of Ghulghula and Zhohak cities in Bamyan, Ikhtiaruddin castle and minarets in Herat, the Minaret of Jam in Ghor and other numerous cultural heritages in Ghazni, Balkh and Samangan.
The respective cultural and historic heritages are showing the bright past of our country’s history and culture.
But, the question is how much the country’s young generation is aware of the country’s historic and cultural heritages? What position do the respective heritages have in our today’s history and culture? How many museums are there in our country for protection and preservation of historic relics? What responsibility has been held by yesterday and today’s governments in connection with preservation of cultural heritages?
It is worth mentioning that cultural heritages can both pass the past experiences and values to today’s generation and develop tourism industry in the country.
Nevertheless, despite of lots of historic, cultural and valuable heritages and monuments in Afghanistan, no official and non-official organizations have unfortunately paid particular and serious attention to the country’s heritages so far. Targeted destruction of heritages, irresponsibly actions and dozens of other causes have resulted in destruction of mostly monuments of the country.
For example, continued war in the country is considered as the main cause of destruction and trafficking of the country’s historic relics. The country’s historic relics, showing the country’s historic and cultural identity, have been trafficked by mafias and powerful groups and individuals to world markets in the past three decades.
During the era of Taliban, Buddha statues were bombed and destructed in Bamyan, showing Taliban’s determination for eliminating the country’s historic and culture heritages.
As cultural heritages introduce a country’s civilization to the world and are considered as a country’s historic document, it is necessary that all feel responsibility for preservation and protection of them and do all the best for their renovation.
Firstly, it is needed that government officials of the country by following sound management and launching programs prevent from destruction of cultural heritages. Secondly, each citizen should feel responsibility and avoid destructing the country’s cultural heritages by spreading the culture of preservation and respect to cultural heritage.
Meanwhile, relevant organizations in particular ministry of information and culture should pay particular attention towards preservation of the country’s cultural and historic monuments, renovation of museums in particular Kabul Museum, public awareness in connection with preservation of cultural heritages and launching other necessary programs that can help preserve the country’s cultural heritages.
Lailuma Noori

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