West Kabul June 20 June–Marefat High School celebrated Mother’s Day on Saturday, June 20 in Dasht e Barchi, West Kabul. The audience of over 2000 participants included parents, teachers students and people from different walks of life.
Its worth mentioning that Marefat is one of the famous top high schools in Afghanistan currently enrolling over 3000 students with 56% boys and 44% girls. The school was attacked a month back by the supporters of Sheikh Asif Qandhari for criticizing the “Rape Law” that outraged civil society and right groups in Afghanistan and across the world.
The significant gathering to honor mothers and express gratitude to them was held in the school building marked with tributes and songs related to this day. . The program was formally started with a tribute song for mothers. It was followed by a play showing hardships of a mother in bringing up her children, particularly a mother in the war-torn Afghanistan.
The speakers including MP from Faryab, Mr. Oghli and Dean of Katib Institute of Higher Education, Dr. Amin Ahmadi talked about the importance of education and role of a mother. They said mother is the first teacher of mankind.
Besides the groups songs and tributes, audience most enjoyed the play Democracy. With background music, the play was aimed at the current election fervor in a humorous way. Precisely, the message of the play was that democracy has yet to flourish in the tribal-Afghanistan where majority population is illiterate. In a humorous way, the play highlighted the problems of democracy in Afghanistan and the current situation. Different presidential candidates, election commission and political parties were role-played.
Head of the school, Mr. Aziz Royesh concluded the session thanking the audience.
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