Educating youth about world civilizations vital to peaceful society


Islamabad June 20 (TNS): Adviser to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH) Irfan Siddiqui on Tuesday said exploring different civilizations to educate the younger generation was pivotal to creating a peaceful society.

He was talking to a delegation of the Society of Asian Civilization who visited the NH&LH division.

The delegation was headed by Founder and President of the Society, Prof Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Qureshi who gave a detailed presentation about the objectives and performance of the society.

Irfan Siddiqui eulogized the efforts of the society toward the promotion of different civilizations and protection of important historical places and said the Department of Archaeology and Museums (DOAM) was an attached department of the division which could collaborate in such endeavours.

He emphasized on creating books based on the information and historical facts about the ancient civilizations so that the young generation can get maximum knowledge through studying these books.

Irfan Siddiqui said that Pakistan was endowed with the oldest and unique civilizations and cultural heritage and a proper strategy should be devised to educate the world about this precious heritage.

For this purpose, he said, the latest mediums of Information technology should be used including film, drama, social media etc.

Irfan Siddiqui apprised of the delegation that the division through one of its department is working on preparing informative books about national heroes and famous personalities.

The basic information about the national heroes and famous personalities is being compiled into short books mainly to educate the young generation about the contributions of the great personalities.

The delegation appreciated the initiative of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for reactivating the important literary organizations.