The Ninety-Ninth Anniversary of the Independence of Afghanistan was honored at Kabul University

The commemoration ceremony of the ninety-ninth anniversary of the independence of Afghanistan was held on Wednesday 15th of August 2018, with the presence of the Professor Hamidullah Farooqi Chancellor of Kabul University and Advisor of Chief Minister in Higher Education Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, vice chancellors of academic and administrative affairs, faculty members, professors, staff and students at the Central Editorial Board of the Kabul University.

The program began with the recitation of the verses of Holy Quran Karim, the National Anthem of Afghanistan. Then Mr. Fazel Ahmad Ahady head of Cultural Council and associated professor in the Fine Arts Faculty of the Kabul University welcomed all the participants and expressed his pleasure that the cultural council of Kabul University honored the Independence Day of Afghanistan. Also, he congratulated the Independence Day to entire Muslim nation of Afghanistan, professors and students of Kabul University.

After that, Professor Hamidullah Farooqi Chancellor of Kabul University and Advisor of Chief Minister in Higher Education Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, expressed his pleasure and congratulated the  start of the new academic year 1397-1398, and the independence day of the country to the entire nation of Afghanistan and governmental organs, and called this day as a historic day for the nation and people of Afghanistan.

Professor Hamidullah Farooqi, talked about independence anniversary of Afghanistan, he said that the independence of the country was a worthwhile debate and a turning point in the history of the country. This historical day was not readily achieved, but the product of the efforts of the people of that time that supported Ghazi Amanullah Khan to  steadfastly facing external aggression and giving the country victory, charitable new hope to the people. The chancellor of the university also mentioned the writings, characters and struggles of Shah Amanullah Khan Ghazi. Indeed, the independence of the country has been struck by the struggles of the King Ghazi and its people with the plight of many Afghans. He added: "There are also organizations that want to distort our values ​​and history, it is the duty of the nation and the people to be united to prevent anyone from acting against our national and historical values ​​and do not obey it.

At the end of this program, the patriotic track was performed by Professor Ahmad Jawid Fanous, a professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts and their colleague in the field of restoring the independence of the country, which was interesting to all participants.


King Amanullah, famed for Ghazi Amanullah Khan, son of Amir Habibullah Khan was born on 1 June 1892 in Paghman, Kabul. Shah Aman-i-Allah Khan was the son of Habibullah Khan who was trained in an officer high school and was in close contact with the army. In 1919, he fought with the Indian East Frontier Corps. The war, known as the Independence War and the Third Afghan-British War, led to the Rawalpindi Convention, which recognized the British and the world as an independent state.

King Amanullah Khan is considered the intellectual and progressive king. Afghanistan has witnessed great reforms during its era. Eventually he died on April 25, 1960 in Zurich, Switzerland. His body was transferred to Jalalabad and buried next to his father's tomb.

Finally, the ceremony ended with the blessing of good and bad in the country.