TLF set to start today
ISLAMABAD: The federal capital would be celebrating its first ever 'Teachers Literature Festival' (TLF) today here at Federal College of Education, sector H-9, featuring many national and international celebrities participating in different interactive sessions, programmes and activities.
The festival is being organised by Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi and Oxford University Press in collaboration with Open Society Foundation and FCE.
TLF is being celebrated first time in federal capital along with Children Literature Festival (CLF). These three-day literature celebrations would be featuring many interactive sessions and activities including talks, interviews, discussions, workshops, book fair, puppet show, competitions, food stalls and many others.
At this occasion many national and international writers, poets, intellectuals, performers and journalists including Hasina Moin, Chintan Girish Modi, Kishwer Naheed, Arfa Syeda Zehra, Fahmida Riaz, Farooq Qaiser, Rumana Husain, Ameena Saiyid, Saman Shamsie, Bushra Shahab, Fauzia Minallah, Baela Raza Jamil, Asif Farrukhi, Adeel Hashmi, Khaled Anum, Zobaida Jalal, Nargis Sultana, Nadine Murtaza, Samar Minallah, Taimur Rehman, would be spending their time with children and their teachers.
The TLF would be highlighting different interactive sessions including Art of Reading with Expression, Understanding Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Understanding Ghalib, Teachers' Voices, Nurturing Creativity in Children, Protecting our culture, Literature and Language, Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah (Tasveeri Kahani), Heer Ranjha, Multi Sensory Stalls, Food Courts, Technology in the Classroom, Book Stalls, Bacha Bawarchi and many others. Second day of the festival, Children Literature Festival would be inaugurated while EU acting ambassador Pierre Mayaudon and renowned author Hasina Moin would be addressing on this occasion.–Staff Reporter
Last day of the festival will highlight Farooq Qaiser's puppet show along with many other interactive sessions including Just Like the other kids, Simurgh and the Birds and Our Sheikh Saadi, Raj Wali Khattak, Brokering Peace, Tolerance and Citizenship, Poetry, Inclusive Education - Just Like Other Kids...Can We Do It?, A Conversation on the Role of Media in Popularizing and unlocking the power of Reading, Reaching out to Children Through Films, IQ Starter and IQ Genius, The Citizens Archive of Pakistan 'Exchange for Change' Exhibition, Cross border correspondence between Indian and Pakistani Students.
According to organizers, around 3000 teachers and 20,000 children are expected to attend three-day long literature festivals while all the arrangements are done at Federal College of Education.