Under a combined program of Sports and Education, a Youth Cycling Contest was held on 5th November, jointly organized by the Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar Cycling Federation and Kayin State Government.The 10 km round trip contest started from Hpa-an clock tower and ended at Taung Kalay.
The contest aimed to provide a combined sport and education program to promote cycling in Kayin State and to attract locals to become cyclists. Students from Hpa-an, Hlaingbwe, Kawkareik, Myawaddy, and Papun townships participated in the contest.
There were two categories; male and female. Among 51 contestants in the male event, Maung Sithu Hein of Kawkareik won the 1st prize. Among 52 contestants in the female event, Ma Than Than Win of Kawkareik grabbed the 1st prize.
Burma Ethnic Affairs Minister U Tae Za Htut Hlaing Htwe and officials presented prizes to the winners.