Mother tongue festival ends in Islamabad

Speakers say that the literature and art produced in indigenous languages is a powerful instrument to promote peace


APP February 18, 2019
Lok Virsa. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The two-day Fourth Mother Languages Literature Festival concluded here Sunday after celebrating the linguistic and cultural diversity of Pakistan at National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa.

During the two-day festival, the participants and youngsters experienced colours of literature, culture, art, music and much more from around 20 Pakistani Languages.

The two-day Mother Languages Literature Festival (MLLF) was jointly arranged by Lok Virsa and Indus Cultural Forum (ICF) in collaboration with Friedrich Nauman Stiftung, ECO Science Foundation, Open Society Pakistan, Sindh Culture Department, Strengthening Participatory Organisation and Society for Alternative Media and Research for protecting the indigenous languages of Pakistan, their literature and seeks ways and recommendations for language development.

Speakers at literary sessions of the MLL elaborated that the literature and art produced in indigenous languages is powerful instrument to promote peace, harmony, co-existence and cultural diversity in the society.

They agreed that Pakistan is a multilingual country; which is a strength that inspires young generation to be more inclusive and feel pride in their history.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 18th, 2019.

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