Community and media center Balkh (Maulana Peace House) organized its monthly meeting to discuss and analyze the role and importance of Nowruz in national unity among Afghan citizens. Twenty two participants including civil society activists, youth, journalists, representatives of women organization and students participated in the event.
All of the participants unanimously agreed that events such as the traditional Nowruz can in deed help strengthen national unity as sport, Independence Day and other national occasions can.
Even though Nowruz has been celebrated for more than six thousand years in Balkh and Balkh is indeed the birthplace of the modern Nowruz, but is has united people from across the country that have been divided by recent wars and conflicts. Hundreds of thousands of citizens from across the country come to Balkh each year to celebrate the event in a peaceful and brotherly atmosphere.
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