Conference calls for using modern means to promote children's literature.

HYDERABAD -- Speakers at a conference on children's literature have stressed the need for using modern means to unglue children from mobile phones, which seem to occupy most of their time, and called for establishment of a children's academy or an adabi board dedicated to promoting children's literature.

They said the techniques and approaches of presenting literature in a way that caught attention of people had changed and in case of children animated content and cartoons could be a powerful medium to grab their attention.

They were speaking at the two-day conference on Children literature in Sindhi language, new trends and requirement at Sindh Museum here the other day.

Sindhi Language Authority chairman Dr Ishaq Samejo said that one should be worried about diminishing scale of production of children's literature that had been hit by price hike, increasing fears about the future of this genre of literature.

Speakers say ungluing young generation from mobile phones a must to save most of their time

He said that this very fear had prompted the authority to organise this conference. The children and their literature remained highly deprived sectors of society and one could easily predict what could happen to their literature amid such depressing conditions, he said.

He said that people must make collective efforts to save children's literature. The government should establish bodies to create children's literature and not only this but funds should also be allocated for purchasing such books, he said.

He said that people would have to decide that if they wanted to change society they would have to create in their children interest for books and magazines.

Hyderabad commissioner Nadeeur Rehman Memon said that reading culture had almost disappeared. Now modern ways must be adopted to involve children in book reading, he said.

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