16th Dr. Tin Shwe Literary Award ceremony held

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Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint presents the Life Long Literary Award to Sithu Dr. U Thaw Kaung at the 16th Dr. Tin Shwe Literary Award ceremony in Yangon yesterday. Photo: Zaw Gyi

The 16th Dr. Tin Shwe Literary Award ceremony was held at the Sedona Hotel, Yangon, yesterday morning.
At the ceremony, Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint spoke about physician writers, including Dr. Tin Shwe, along with the benefit of establishing and presenting literary awards, how literary awards benefit the people in the literary community, his appreciation of the selection committee for maintaining and protecting the literary community, and of being happy and honored, on behalf of the award winners.
Also, U Kyaw Win (Manoktha Kyaw Win), a member of Dr. Thin Shwe Literary Award selection Committee and Myanmar Writers Association Chairman, delivered a speech, followed by science writer Saya Ko Ko Aung providing a brief description of the award winning books.
Afterwards, the Union Minister presented the Life Long Literary Award to Sithu Dr. U Thaw Kaung, as well as the 16th Dr. Tin Shwe Literary Award to Dr. Khin Maung Lwin, who wrote “Fruits and Health,” Dr. Hlwam Moe Han, who wrote “Practical Questions and Answers for Cancer Patients,”
Dr. Maung Maung San (Kyaw Saw Min) who wrote “Read it” and U Thein Hlaing who wrote the “Myanmar English Dictionary of Ancient Myanmar Historical Terms.”
Additionally, on behalf of the Dr. Tin Shwe family, son U Thet Lwin Shwe, Managing Director of Bright Corner Co. Ltd. and Real Life Co. Ltd., donated cash to honour aged writers, which was accepted by the Myanmar Writers Association Vice Chairman, U Chit Naing, and presented gifts to Award Selection Committee members, which was received by U Khin Aye (Maung Khin Min- Danuphyu) on behalf of the committee.
Award winners and Dr. Tin Shwe’s daughter, Daw Thet Thet Shwe (Tin Shwe Sarpay), then delivered a speech of thanks.
Following this, the Union Ministers, the Award Selection Committee, award winners and family members of Dr. Tin Shwe took commemorative group photos.
The ceremony was attended by Minister of Information Permanent Secretary U Myo Myint Maung, Directors-General U Aung Myo Myint and U Ye Naing, Award Selection Committee members, award winners, writers and invited guests.
At next year’s 17th Dr. Tin Shwe Literary Award, not only books, but manuscripts will also be awarded, it was announced.

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