The Children’s Literature Festival is a national platform under the auspices of Idara e Taleem o Aagahi formed to hone creativity among children. In recent years several Children’s Literature Festivals have been held with collaborating partners across the country. It has brought together students of all ages, teachers, parents and educationists. The 17th Children’s Literature Festival was held in Bahawalpur on 19th and 20th November, 2016. Around 6000 participants from all over Punjab participated and got the opportunity to interact with renowned readers and writers. Notable personalities such as Fouzia Ayub (MNA), Romana Hussain, Amina Syed and Baela Raza Jamil graced the event with their presence. The festival featured a variety of events ranging from creative writing workshops, puppet shows, storytelling, book launches, panelist sessions etc.