Tajikistan marks the Tajik Press Day today

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On this occasion, a ceremonial meeting is taking place at the State Tajik Youth Theater named after Mahmoudjon Vohidov in Dushanbe today afternoon.

The event is organized by Tajik Journalist’s Union and the Ministry of Culture of Tajikistan.

The award ceremony for the winners of the Abulqasem Lohouti Award will be held on the sidelines of the meeting.

Established in 1967, the Abulqasem Lohouti Award is given for significant contributions in the area of journalism.

Besides, an exhibition of books and newspapers will be held in the square in front of the Theater.

By president’s decree the Tajik Press Day has been marked on March 11 since 1993. The Tajik Press Day is marked on March 11 in honor of the first Tajik-language newspaper, Bukhoroi Sharif (The Glorious Bukhara), the first edition of which was issued on March 11, 1912.

Source: Asia Plus