Embassy hosts ArtLords for Paint For Peace

On Friday, June 23rd, the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Washington, D.C. hosted Mr. Omaid Sharifi of ArtLords to paint a mural to commemorate fallen heroes and make a stand for peace. 

On behalf of the Embassy of Afghanistan, Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib presented Mr. Sharifi and ArtLords with a plaque for their outstanding contribution to positive social change through public art. 

The mural, a display of roses with the message “in honor of our fallen heroes” and a poem that says: 

To die honorably is no death at all
An honorless life is oppression
I will not give up my honor
For it is what the world spins upon
 
-Ahmadshah Abdali, the founder of contemporary Afghanistan