ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will launch a dedicated heritage channel aimed at promoting regional literature and culture across the country.
Pakistan Minister for Culture and National Heritage, Jamal Shah, has made this announcement during the opening session of the ‘Hum Jugnu Taaray Dharti Ke’ conference at the Pakistan Academy of Letters on Tuesday.
The channel will be designed to serve as an educational platform for children, allowing them to explore and appreciate Pakistan’s diverse cultural heritage while fostering unity among different ethnic and linguistic groups.
Additionally, it is envisioned as a means to foster unity and mutual understanding among different ethnic and linguistic groups.
Heritage Channel to Feature Regional Literature
He detailed that the channel’s content would feature translated versions of various forms of regional literature, including parables, adages, poetry, and music. This inclusive approach aims to ensure that young people from all regions and linguistic backgrounds can grasp the essence of the nation’s rich folk wisdom.
Furthermore, the minister outlined plans to publish this literature in the form of books and magazines, with the involvement of musicians and linguists proficient in the relevant languages.
The conference commenced with a puppet show showcasing playful rhymes, lullabies, and traditional ballads from Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Over the next two days, the conference will focus on strategies to promote children’s literature in regional languages and include recreational activities such as skits and folk dances for children’s enjoyment.