A two-day conference on children’s literature titled: ‘Hum Jugnu Taaray Dharti Ke’ began at Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) in Islamabad today.
The conference started with a puppet show demonstrating playful rhymes, lullabies and traditional ballads of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The conference will deliberate on ways to promote children’s literature in regional languages.
Recreational programs for children like skits and folk dances are part of the conference.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony as chief guest, Minister for Culture and Heritage Jamal Shah announced to launch a dedicated heritage channel for promotion of regional literature of Pakistan.
He said the channel will include translated versions of different genres of regional literature including parables, adages, poetry and music so that youth in every part of the country, speaking any language can understand the essence of folk wisdom of our culturally diverse country.
The Minister said the literature will also be published in the form of books and magazines and services of musicians and linguists of the relevant languages will be hired for this purpose.