Newsreel - Indian artists visit
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Summary: Date (Afghan Calendar): 1353
Newsreel featuring International Women's day, visiting Indian artists, Bank-e-Milli lottery.
Footage Source: Afghan Film 35mm positive
Original Reel No.: positive reel #274
Translated by Rajni Prakash
Afghan Films Presents
Information and Culture
Mr. Mohammad Daoud, the Head of the Government and the Prime Minister of the Republic of our beloved country Afghanistan on the day of 4th Aqrab (26th October) at 9:30 am arrived for offering prayers of the auspicious occasion of Feter Eid in Arg Mosque of Presidential Palace.
The Head of the Government, and the Prime Minister shook hands with Dr. Mohammad Hasan Sharq, his Deputy, members of the cabinet, high ranking army officers of the Republican army of Afghanistan, Head of Army, Mayor of Kabul, and people of Pashtoonistan residing in Kabul who had gathered in the Arg Mosque of Presidential palace to offer prayers.
The Afghan national leader entered the mosque in the company of others; after offering the Feter Namaz (prayers) he offered prayers for the peace and welfare of Muslims and decent people of Afghanistan under our republic system; He also prayed the progress and elevation of the Islamic world. Mr. Mohammad Daoud then returned to Gulkhana Palace to accept the tributes of those who had participated for the prayers.
To pay homage to the establishment of the republic system in Afghanistan, a grand ceremony was organized in Ningarhar University in which students and lecturers and a big crowd of people participated. In this function, teachers and students gave passionate speeches about the advantages of the republic system and Mohammad Daoud's services; the founder of this progressive system has recorded in the history of Afghanistan.
Audiences prayed to God for the strength of the modern system of the country required for the establishment of a strong and progressive Afghanistan banking on the general interest of the common people under the leadership of Mohammad Daoud. Audiences of this glorious function condemned the plots of elements against the republic regime strongly and announced their readiness for any forms of sacrifice and dedication for the implementation of the reforms of the republican system.
In support and appreciation of the republican government's benevolent actions under the leadership of Mohammad Daoud, our national leader, in setting minimum wages for laborers, workers of the Khair Khana Mina project formed a gathering paying their respect to and wishing for the strength of the newly established republican regime o Afghanistan.
In commemoration of Red Crescent special week, which was observed throughout the country, medicine worth one million Afghani was donated to hospitals and many blankets donated to the maternity hospital, clothing, also eatable items and stationeries were donated to the poor students of the different schools of the country by the Red Crescent Society.
Distribution of the aids throughout the centers of Afghanistan Red Crescent Society, took place with discipline and honesty.
Afghan Red Crescent Society published and distributed useful handouts about first aids, and issues related to charity work in large volumes in this week.
Hema Malini and Feroz Khan, the Indian famous stars came to Afghanistan along with a delegation of 25 Indian artists and arrived in Kabul on 27th Mizan (19th October) and were received and welcomed by the Afghan artists at the international airport of Kabul. This visit is for the purpose of completion of one part of the movie Parhezgar (Dharmatma) in Afghanistan. In this film, Hema Malini and Feroz Khan are the heroine and the hero. The Indian artists will be busy with filming for one month in Kabul, Paghman, Bamian and Kundoz and will use the natural scenery and Buzkashi competitions in their movie.
The management of Afghan Films organized a dinner party in the restaurant of Hotel Spinzar to introduce the Indian and the Afghan artists to each other which included a concert performed by Afghan singers and musicians.
Hema Malini - seen in the middle - interacted with the invitees. Also in this party, Feroz Khan, the famous Indian artist and the rest of the Indian artist delegation familiarised himself with the Afghan artists. The party passed with friendly talks on art.
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Workers and employees of Ghori Cement and Electricity Factory, workers of Pul-e-Khumari textile, mine workers of Karkar, and the workers of Sugar lump factory of Baghlan and thousands of other people of that province supported and appreciated the establishment of the republic system in the country in a glorious march and they announced their readiness for any forms of dedication and sacrifice for strengthening the republic system in Afghanistan under the leadership of Mr. Mohammad Daoud, the Head of the Government and the Prime Minister. Shouting pro-republic slogans, they carried the posters of the leader of the republic, Mr. Mohammad Daoud; they announced their complete support from this system.
Participants in this grand march strongly condemned the anti-national plots of those elements who took actions against the national interest.
In the grand march organized by the civil servants, school students and the common people of Wardak in that province, people of that province announced their complete support from the establishment of the republic system in the country and wished for the strengthening of the modern system under the leadership of Mr. Mohammad Daoud, the Head of the Government and the Prime Minister.
In this glorious function, the participants expressed their satisfaction over the exposure of the plot against the newly established republic of Afghanistan and strongly condemned this anti-nationalist act and demanded a strong punishment for the conspirators.
The function was organized in a merry atmosphere filled with nationalist slogans and dance.
Long life Afghanistan
May Republic remains forever