Children’s Urdu Monthly turns 40

The annual edition of Pakistan’s premier children’s monthly ‘Mahnama Sathee’ has appeared, marking its 40-year anniversary in November 2017.
Started its journey in 1977, Mahnama Sathee is 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.
Speaking on the occasion, Muhammad Tariq Khan, Chief Editor, Mahnama Sathee, said, “The publication of children’s magazine’s ‘Ruby Year’s Edition’ tends to be a milestone in the history of Urdu literature produced for schoolchildren and young adults, particularly in the Subcontinent. And when it comes to children’s literature, Urdu is well-ahead than the rest of the world’s languages being spoken and written today.”
The government in any part of the world has never been that supportive of literary pursuits, as this is the very struggle of writers and poets who keep the flag flying high, as far as the creation of any form of literature is concerned, he said. “The young lot of short-story writers and poets are capable enough to carry on the legacy left by such classical literary figures as Sufi Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum, Pirzada Ashiq Keranvi, Ismail Mirthi, Mirza Adeeb, Shan-Ul-Haq Haqqee, etc.,” said Muhammad Tariq Khan, Editor, Mahnama Sathee.
The Ruby Year’s Edition of Mahnama Sathee for the month of November, 2017, contains a literary treasure created by leading writers and poets of the country.—NNI

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