Kathmandu, November 5
Nepalese Society for Children Literature and Nepal Academy have jointly organized a two days’ workshop on ‘Picture Story Writing’ that begins from today. The workshop aims at presenting the folk stories, myths and historical subjects popular among the different ethnic groups, cultures and geographies in the form of picture story for the literary development of the children.
Inaugurating the workshop, Chancellor of Nepal Academy Mr. Bhupal Rai said that the children’s writers have played an important role in connecting the young minds with the literature. He also put that the existing curriculum is not so in congruency with the country’s need which thus demands a serious discussions.
Likewise, vice-chancellor of Nepal Academy Bimal Nibha emphasized on the need to make the existing folk stories useful for the children.
President of the Nepalese Society for Children Literature Pramod Pradhan stated that children literature stands as a means to hand over our folk literature and cultures to the new generation.
Members of Nepal Academy Dr. Madhusedan Giri and Hansawati Kurmi shed light on the importance of folk literature while speaker Ananta Wagle highlighted the different aspects of children literature.
Around 29 children’s writers from different ethnic and cultural groups are the attendees of the workshop.