First ever literary festival in Multan!
October 2016 – March 2017.
With financial cooperation from DAI, CSED held the first ever Multan Literary Festival in 2017, and mobilized the local stakeholders, particularly among literati, and civil society to connect and work with local youth in the universities and otherwise.
The motive was to create ownership among the people about their local heritage that they had either forgotten, or a decade-long environment of violent extremism had created fear and social oppression was pushing the population into that direction.
Officials from the Punjab Higher Education Commission were particularly invited to provide leadership, and help promoting the literature, arts and other softer approaches of peacebuilding and social cohesion, particularly for the youth, and among the grassroots communities.