Saturday, November 26, 2011

18,000 people at Lahore Children's Festival (excerpt)

Published: November 26, 2011

LAHORE: An attendance of more than 18,000 was recorded at the two-day Children’s Literature Festival which ended at the Children’s Library Complex in Lahore on Saturday.

Baela Raza Jamil, Director Programs at the Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi, said the organisers had expected a turnout of approximately 5,000, but the response shown by schools, parents and especially the children was very encouraging. “According to our estimates, over 18,000 people showed up at the festival and we are just thrilled by the response,” said Jamil.

The last day of the festival included over 20 book reading sessions, theatrical plays, book launches and puppet shows. Besides the sessions, a book fair with over 15 stalls had also been organised.

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