There are some beautiful museums in the world which attract millions of visitors. The region of Mardan is rich in culture and especially Gandhara remains are matchless. The people of Mardan had the idea of a museum for a long time and they were keen to preserve the heritage. For this reason they formed National Heritage Preservation Societies in the past. Ultimately with the interest of the local Government Officials and the then commissioner of Mardan, Mr R N Sahibzada, the proposal of building a museum in Mardan was made in 1990. The museum was opened in April1991.
The original name is Takht-i-Bahi. This town is situated 15 km from Mardan on Swat Malakand road. In 1908/9 the ancient Buddhist history was discovered in the mountains. Large numbers of buildings look beautiful on top of the mountains.
Unfortunately the possessions of the houses and buildings have been taken away illegally and maybe decorating some famous buildings in the rest of the world. The population is expanding and new houses are approaching the site. If ignored for a few more years, the tourist and historic attractions will disappear.
Cultural heritage has a great historical significance. It represents the taste and theme of the time. The Guides Memorial Mardan also has a very relevant historical importance. It was built by the British in 1892 in memory of their soldiers who sacrificed their lives in defence of Queen’s Residency in Kabul on September 23rd 1879.This historical memorial was built in the centre of Mardan city.
Aziz ur Rahman
Technology if used properly can build a nation. Internet is the most useful tool in this day and age. It can provide information from every corner of the world. It can bring education, awareness and prosperity. But unfortunately the same technology can bring the downfall if used inappropriately.
I am a student from Mardan. I have seen many cities of our sweet homeland but not a single city can match Mardan. Its culture and environment is great. Here I have observed that people respect each other, like each other and they have so many other valuable qualities.
But recently I have found one thing which is very dangerous and is destroying our young generation. This is the misuse of "INTERNET" in "INTERNET CAFES". I have seen a good number of internet cafes and I feel that every one who uses the net is well aware of the fact that what is going on in these cafes.
If we observe the activities of these cafes closely we will find that these affect the character of many individuals and particularly the innocent students who can not quantify these ill effects. Gradually they destroy their careers, become a headache for the parents and the society as a whole. I don't have words to explain the effects of these things.
Whose Responsibility is it to stop this nuisance?
It is a difficult problem to control but the law and order makers can play some role.
1. Every net cafe should put computers in open. They shall not make hidden rooms.
2. Every net cafe must be run by an educated person and internet qualified individual.
3. Net Cafe administrator must identify users.
4. A written warning about the misuse of internet shall be displayed in the café.
5. A written warning about the misuse of internet shall be displayed in the café.
6. The administrator shall promote some positive awareness among the people.
After all education and awareness is the most important tool to stop the misuse of the internet.