The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL), an apex body of SAARC, jointly organized the SAARC Festival of Literature at the India International Centre, New Delhi from 26-28 March, 2010.
The theme of the Festival was Literature, Environment and Cultural Connectivity in the SAARC Region. Poets and literary figures from SAARC member states participated with the common purpose of understanding the environmental threat and the way in which the creative fraternity of the SAARC region could help in tackling it. During the deliberations the SAARC writers expressed views to enhance cooperation with each other for resolving various environmental issues.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Environment and Forests (independent charge) Shri Jairam Ramesh in a written reply to a question by Shri Ponnam Prabhakar in Lok Sabha on May 5.
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