The Pakistan Learning Festival (PLF) is in full swing in the city of Gilgit at the Fatima Jinnah Government Degree College for Women. This year’s theme is ‘Celebrating & Preserving the Multicultural Heritage & Eco Diversity of Gilgit-Baltistan’, reported Dawn.
The festival was organized by Idaara-e-Taleem-o-Agahi (ITA) alongside the GB Education Department, and supported by the British Council, State Bank of Pakistan, Serena Hotels, Oxford University Press and many other organizations.
The festival comes under the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) program, the country’s first national-level learning. Since its creation in 2011, CLF has completed 72 events across 25 districts in Pakistan, and has reached over 1.6 million teachers and students. The first PLF took place in February 2021 in the country’s major cities.
The event welcomed children back to school as the country started easing restrictions after the pandemic’s third wave. Hundreds flocked to the festival on its first day. Participants also paid tribute to mountaineer Ali Sadpara and other lost legends associated with the CLF, including Haseena Moin, Farooq Qaiser and Akbar Zia.
Winner of CLF Young Author Award 2020-21 Karishma Aziz and the sisters of Chapursan Valley GB also participated in the event.
The children enjoyed storytelling sessions, especially in local languages and read books adapted in Urdu under the PLP project. The organisers said the event served as a platform to connect literary figures, thinkers, poets, and artists with the children, teachers, parents and caregivers searching for ways to continue learning under such trying circumstances.
From : pk.mashable.com
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