PESHAWAR, Nov 17: A two-day children’s literature festival held at Islamia Collegiate School was participated by hundreds of students and teachers from public and private schools from across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata.
The festival, third in a series after Lahore and Quetta, was adorned with book stalls, cultural and educational goods, handmade clothes and traditional local dresses, and folklore instruments.
The event was organised by the Idara-i-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) in collaboration with the Foundation Open Society Institutes, Pakistan, British Council and the Bacha Khan Trust Education Foundation.
The wide variety of stalls and activities offered opportunities to students to explore their creative abilities as well as hone their love for reading by participating in different sessions, including read aloud, creative poetry and art and storey-telling in a model Qissa Khawani bazaar. Traditional hujra and bathak were also depicted in models.
Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi exhibited various stalls pertaining to their CSR activities such as Healthy Pakistan Mission, Knorr’s Healthy Snacking and Telenor’s Ichamp that attracted a large number of children indulging them in various activities.
The festival was graced by provincial Minister for Higher Education Qazi Assad and Minister for Environment Wajid Ali KhanShare