A large number of eminent writers, actors and performers will be participating in the much awaited three-day Children’s Literature Festival which opens on Thursday (today).
This three-day literature celebration will start on October 1; dedicating the first day to teachers literature festival in which especially designed programs, sessions, workshops and performances for teachers will be hosted while the following two days children from twin cities would be enjoying not only literature but culture, drama, puppet shows, story-telling sessions and many interesting activities, Maham Ali CLF Program Manager said. CLF this year is being held in collaboration with Oxford University Press and Lok Virsa.
Lok Virsa’s focus is to invest in our children and give them a sound cultural identity well rooted in our folk heritage. We see no better partner than CLF to move forward, said Dr Fauzia Saeed, Lok Virsa director.
While revealing the key celebrities attending CLF and TLF this year, Maham Ali said that a galaxy of celebrities including leading authors and writers like Haseena Moin, Kishwar Naheed, Haroon Rashid and Dr Arfa Sayeda Zehra would be sharing their thoughts with the children in different sessions along with renowned vocalist Tina Sani and many others, including Zubeida Mustafa, Nargis Sultana, Mosharraf Zaidi, Rafique Tahir, Dr Fouzia Saeed, Zubeida Mustafa, Nargis Sultana, and Zubair Torwali, Rumana Husain, Zoone Hasan, Khaled Anam, Amra Alam, Adeel Hashmi, Izzah Meyer, Sitwat Yusafzai, Haseena Moin, Amra Alam will be attending the event.
It’s a matter of great pride that the CLF has not been limited to eminent authors, poets and institutes only in Pakistan but also got great response and participation from writers, storytellers and teachers from across the border and from other countries like Nepal and Afghanistan, Dr Fauzia added.
CLF organizers and Lok Virsa administration invited the people of the twin cities to participate in this festival along with their children and families, where entry is free to make it as successful as it was last year.