Children’s Urdu Literature marks 40-year celebration

KARACHI: Pakistan’s premier children’s monthly, ‘Mahnama Sathee’ is going to celebrate its 40-year anniversary in November 2017, achieving a milestone in the history of Urdu literature produced for schoolchildren and young adults in particular.

Started its journey in 1977, Mahnama Sathee happens to be one of the leading literary initiatives taken in the subcontinent for the promotion of children’s literature and family reading and to accelerate the overall literacy drive and education in the country. “The Ruby Year’s Edition of Mahnama Sathee proves the fact the journey of children’s literature in Pakistan has come a long way,” said Tariq Ahmed Khan, Editor, Mahnama Sathee.

According to him, despite the fact that the modern, digital age is ruled by smartphones and high-tech telecommunication devices, the incessant efforts being made by Mahnama Sathee, a not-for-profit publication since its inception, deserve appreciation and gratitude for playing a significant role in the promotion of reading habits among the younger generation.

The Ruby Year’s Edition of Mahnama Sathee for the month of November, 2017, will contain a literary treasure created by leading writers and poets of the country. Among the most prominent names are: Mir Shahid Hussain, Ather Ali Hashmi, Ahmed Hatib Siddiqui, Hafsa Siddiqui, Bina Siddiqui, Javed Bisam, Hammad Zaheer and many others.