By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Ministry of Education’s National Melody Team at the Presidential Palace the other day, a statement said.
Congratulating advent of Eid Al-Adha to the team members, the President said team was representing a united Afghanistan. “You deliver the message of peace, freedom, cohesion and the three colors of our flag,” the president told the ministry national melody team.
The president instructed Ustad Waheed Qasemi to record the melodies of the team, so that to be played on different occasions. The president also said that the team’s budget should be considered from Ministry of Education and Administrative office of the president’s budgets, the statement said.
The president also instructed the team to record the national anthem so that to be played in different events of the presidential palace, the statement quoted the president as saying.
The Ministry of Education’s deputy minister on educational curriculum briefed the president on National education’s melody festival, saying the team was established after a three-day festival among 800 students from all over the country, the statement said.
Later, Ustad Waheed Qasemi head of Afghanistan’s Radio Television Music Department thanked parents of those students that allowed their sons and daughters to attend the festival, saying freedom, culture, education and patriotism were the main subjects of the festival.
At the end, the melody team performed the patriotic songs which were welcomed by the president.