AT-KABUL: Karzai Foundation for the first time started cultural programs and marked Professor Mir Hussain Shah’s 90th birth anniversary in Kabul on Wednesday.
Ex-President Hamid Karzai said: “I hope running of such cultural programs continue in future and through Afghan Ulema, academic and cultural professors respected in the country by own-Afghans.”
He said that it is essential for professors particularly those who are alive honored by Afghans via such programs.
Karzai urged youth to continue education and be good servants for the country.
“Despite of different challenges and limitations Professor Mir Hussain Shah served very good for that time generations in the country,” said Sayed Makhdoom Raheen, former culture minister.
Chief Executive Officer of Karzai Foundation Dr. Rangeen Dadfar Spanta said that today the foundation started its cultural programs and kicked off this process by marking Mir Hussain Shah birth anniversary.
“This foundation will be far from political issues and will focus on cultural and educational programs,” Spanta said.
He said the foundation had sent 71 youth to foreign countries for higher education while introducing 450 others to different higher education institutes in the country.
The foundation helps only those youth who cannot afford the pay for higher education, he underlined.
Mir Hussain Shah an Afghan professor who did enough in the education field. He wrote different academic articles and has done enough for fostering education opportunity in the country.
Mir Hussain Shah was born in 1926 in Kandahar province and after completion of primary and secondary school, his family came to Kabul and he continued education till 12th graduation in Habibia high school. Later, he started subduing higher education in literature faculty in Kabul and after that took master degree from India.
Mir Hussain Shah had worked also as deputy of literature faculty and dean of the mentioned faculty.