Monday, April 15, 2024

Lahore declared as “City of Literature” by UNESCO

Lahore has been declared the “City of Literature” the first city in the country to receive this title by UNESCO.

A ceremony was held at the Burney Garden of the Alhamra Art Center, where the director of UNESCO and officials of the Punjab government talked about the importance of Lahore as a center of learning and friendliness. The stage was set in a beautifully decorated garden and musicians were playing tunes of songs.

The chief guest at the plaque unveiling ceremony was Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, as Chief Minister Usman Buzdar could not make it to the venue due to his other commitments.

Patricia Mcphillips, UNESCO Director said, “I am truly honoured to be a part of this prestigious ceremony.” She further said that Lahore was one of the largest cities with a wealth of cultural heritage. Lahore was one of the largest cities with a wealth of cultural heritage. Lahore had become Pakistan’s first literary capital. “It has a rich and vibrant culture and is now part of the network of cities that UNESCO recognizes for their literary status,” she added.

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