Over 100 youth took part in a marathan in Nawa district in Helmand to promote peace and security in the province.
The organizers of the event said they conveyed the message of peace to villages in their district and that they are tired of war and want permanent peace in Afghanistan.
"We want to deliver the message of peace to residents of this district and we want to make the villagers aware about peace. We want an end to insecurity in the country," said Jawed Ahmadi, a resident of Helmand.
Another resident of the province, Sayed Gul, said: "We have lots of messages on peace. We want to send all of them to every corner of Helmand. We want to say no to war. We want peace. All Afghans should leave no stone unturned to maintain peace and security in Afghanistan."
Meanwhile, Nawa district chief Aka Mohammad Takra said they will use all their efforts to ensure security in the district and provide a safe environment for daily activities of the young generation.
"We welcome this move by Helmand athletes and youth. We will help them in this regard and we will try to ensure a lasting peace and security in the country," he added.