ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Indus Cultural Forum in collaboration with Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) and Lok Virsa is arranging a two-day Pakistan mother languages literature festival on February 20.
The festival is planned to coincide with the International Mother Languages Day on February 21, declared by UNESCO, an official of Indus Cultural Forum said here Wednesday.
“More than 150 writers from over 15 Pakistani mother languages will participate in the event as speakers and moderators,” he added.
He said that the objectives of the festival are to promote Pakistan’s linguistic and cultural diversity as an instrument of social harmony, peace and tolerance; and, encouraging reading culture in mother languages.
“The festival will be an occasion to showcase a wide range of literary works in these languages,” he said.
He further said that discussions on various topics of languages, literature and culture would also be part of the festival. While a number of books in various languages would be launched during the two-day event.
“Mother languages mushaira, Mother languages music evening, Audio-visual screening, performances, Mother languages book stalls, Food courts, Cultural exhibitions and mobile library would also be part of the festival,” he concluded.