Three-day TLF inaugurated at Lok Virsa Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A large number of teachers marked their presence vibrant among the leading scholars, educationists and children here at Capital’s second Teachers Literature Festival (TLF) starting three-day literature celebrations at Lok Virsa.

Idara-e -Taleem-o-Aagahi and Lok Virsa in collaboration with Oxford University Press and Open Society Foundation was organizing the literature celebrations where two-day Children Literature Festival was inaugurated by federal minister for information Senator Parvez Rasheed.

Capital’s second TLF succeeded to attract more than 5000 teachers presenting them a large number of renowned and well known authors, literary figures and performers through different interactive sessions including Art of Reading with Expression by Rumana Husain. Famous TV actor Adeel Hashmi shared important and unique understanding of Faiz Ahmed Faiz while Izzah Meyer facilitated a consulting session for teachers’ involvement in the making of new education policy. Renowned vocalist Tina Sani and TV actor cum singer Khaled Anum shared their thoughts in a session “Word and Music and The changing times”.

Mosharraf Zaidi moderated a session “How to promote critical thinking in the class room” in which panelists including Peter Jacob, Nargis Sultana and Faisal Bari shared their valued points. Malik Bilal Haider shared his views in a session “Piracy and Trade-related Intellectual Property Rights”. In a session “The Value of Heritage Educa_on and what can teachers do to promote it”, Lok Virsa director Dr. Fouzia Saeed held an important discussion with Alima Bibi and Sheherezade Alam.

The audience celebrated the famous drama “Toba Tek Singh” of renowned writer Saadat Hassan Manto was presented through Dastaan Goi by Taimoor Rehman and Tajdaar Zaidi. Renowned scholars and educationists including Zubeida Mustafa, Nargis Sultana, Mosharraf Zaidi,

On this occasion Multi-sensory stalls by Idara-e-Taleem-O-Aagahi, CLF, Dawood Foundation, Pakistan Reading Project Mobile Library, Kuch Khaas Khel, Sabaq Foundation, Knowledge Platform, Children Artisans at Work have been installed while The Art of Book Making were presented by Oxford University Press.

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