Islamabad, 18 February 2022 (TDI): Pakistan Mother Language Literature Festival, organized by Indus Cultural Forum Pakistan starts today. The event is happening at the Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad.

The festival is scheduled for three days, that is from February 18 to February 20.
Additionally, the festival is free for the entire nation.

UNDP Pakistan and Festival

United Nations Development Programme Pakistan’s Resident Representative Knut Ostby graced the opening ceremony with his presence today.

He remarked that the entity is proud to be a supporter of the festival. Celebration of rich culture and languages of Pakistan are a source of great contentment for him, he added.

It is pertinent to mention here that earlier the UNDP Pakistan made a documentary named ‘Places, Faces, Voices’, which is yet to be released. The documentary is featuring more than twenty languages.

It has interviews of masses from across Pakistan. Both small and large communities have been approached for the documentary. Sustainable Development Goals are at the core of this particular documentary.

‘Places, Faces, Voices’ will be launched on February 19 as part of the Pakistan Mother Language Literature Festival at 11:30 am in anticipation of International Mother Language Day, which is celebrated on 21 February.

Indus Cultural Forum – Founder of Mother Languages Literature Festival

Indus Cultural Forum is a forum made for the promotion of linguistic and cultural diversity in Pakistan. This particular forum is the founder of the Mother Language Literature Festival.

They are working for the cause since 2016. This festival is celebrated annually in the month of February. For this year’s festival, the forum has already shared the entire schedule on its official Twitter handle.

Talking about today, initially, Chairman Pakistan Academy of Letters, Dr. Yousuf Khushk, gave the opening remarks, and Chairperson Indus Cultural Forum, Munawar Hassan gave the welcome remarks.

Dr. Nasir Abbas Nayyar delivered a keynote speech. This was followed by a book launch and celebration of lifetime achievements. Additionally, in the upcoming days, there are a number of activities planned for linguistics and languages promotion and appreciation.