Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Meeting for Children’s Literary Festival in Taunggyi

 May 22, 2017
The Ministry of Information and Ministry of Education held a meeting yesterday morning with the Shan State Government to hold a Children’s Literary Festival at Taunggyi University.

Union Minster for Information Dr Pe Myint said the aim of the literary festival is to introduce literature to children so as to nurture a hunger for learning, for their future as well for the future of the nation.

In order to accomplish this, it is important to provide a cheerful environment to foster education, he added.

The Union Minster for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi suggested that components from previous literacy festivals which proved to be popular should be included in the next literary festival. Equally important was providing security and travel expenses in an open, transparent manner for children coming to the festival and this requires the cooperation of the students from the university.

This was followed by Regional Chief Minister Dr Lin Htut saying there will be support from all sides to ensure the successful launch of the literary festival in Taunggyi.

Next, Director-General U Maung Pe from the Information and Public Relations Department explained the workings of the Children’s Literary Festival and Book Fair.

Afterwards, the participants of the meeting discussed their various committees’ works for invitation, transport, entertainment, award ceremonies, budget planning, catering, security, health, news reporting, environment conservation and education.

Finally, Union Minister Dr Pe Myint delivered the closing speech.

Later in the afternoon, Union Minsters Dr. Pe Myint and Dr. Myo Thein Gyi visited the Taunggyi Information and Public Relations Department and provided financial assistance for the staff member’s children in the form of Ks1,050,000 and exercise books, which was received by Shan State Administrator for Information and Public Relations Deputy-Director U Soe Nyunt Shwe.
Myanmar News Agency

Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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