100th year anniversary for Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay

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Union Minister Dr Pe Myint speaking at ceremony to mark 100th Anniversary of Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay at University of Nursing in Yangon.

Just as there have been critical analyses made on current literature, critical analyses made on the literature created by all three types of teachers – by seeing, by teaching and by hearing, and senior famous authors (both male and female) of the successive generations of the past is a good tradition for the development of literature, said Dr Pe Myint, Union Minister for the Ministry of Information.
“It is a good tradition as I have learnt that famous authors would discuss thoroughly about the literature of Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay,” said the Union Minister at the 100th year anniversary of Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay held yesterday at the University of Nursing, Yangon.
Dr Pe Myint, Union Minister said that he had read about Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay’s novels, biography, her activities in the field of literature, that she was excellent in novel writing, that she was an influential author at that time in Myanmar, and also that she was active in literary affairs.
Today, it is the time when we can enjoy the fruits of literary freedom. As for the art creators, he wished to advise that they can freely create whatever models they desired in this time of freedom, said the Minister who pledged that he would help for the development of Myanmar Literature development as much as he could.
At the ceremony, Author Maung Khin Min( Danuphyu), Author Htet Myat, Author Ma Kyu Kyu Thin and Author Maung Moe Thu participated in the event. U Thein Soe ( Theinsoe-Thiha Yatana Publishing house ) spoke words of thanks on behalf of the great author Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay’s family.
After that, the Union Minister looked around the displayed pictures of authors, journals, Myanmar traditional medicine records, the portrait of Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay and documentary photos of her.
Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay was born on 13 April, 1917 in Kamakalu village in Bogalay township in Ayeyawady Region and passed away on 6 April, 1982, at the age of 65.
She wrote 100 short stories, 13 novels, two travelogues, 100 general articles. Some of her novels were translated into different languages.
The event is open from 9 am to 5 pm from April 1 to 3. The famous authors will discuss about Myanmar literature for three days. All are invited to listen to the discussions about Myanmar literature and look at the photos of the great author.

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