24th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competition (Central Level) kicks off

The 24th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competition (Central Level) took place at designated venues in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The township-level, district-level, regional and state-level competitions have been held. Altogether 2,306 contestants will participate in the central-level competition and will be evaluated by 172 experts. The competition will be from 24 to 31 October.
“Maha Gita” singing competitions for basic education level female (aged 15 to 20), amateur level (first class) male and higher education level female were held in Banquet Hall of Myanmar International Convection Centre-II yesterday.
“Kar la paw tay (modern song)” singing competitions for amateur-level (first class) male and basic education level female (aged 10 to 15) were held in the Signing Room of the Myanmar International Convention Centre-II.
Amateur level (first class) female’s dance competition and higher education level male’s dance competition were held in the Plenary Hall of MICC II.
Composing competitions for amateur level (first class), amateur level (second class), higher education level and basic education level (aged 15 to 20) were held in Yinkyayhmu Yadana Hall of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture.
Piano competitions for basic education level female (aged 10 to 15), basic education level female (aged 15 to 20), and amateur level (first class) male and female were held in the News Briefing Room of MICC II.

Harp competitions for higher education level male and female, amateur level (first class) male and female and basic education level male aged (15 to 20) were held at the Mini Theatre of the National Museum (Nay Pyi Taw).
Moreover, short-drum competitions for amateur-level (second class) male, higher education-level male, amateur-level (first class) male, and basic education-level male (aged15 to 20) were held in Wunzin Min Yarzar Hall of the National Library (Nay Pyi Taw).
Myanmar orchestra group competitions for higher education level male and female and basic education level (aged 10 to 15) male and female were held at the training theatre of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture.
“Yote Sone” theatrical group competition of amateur level (first class) was held in Yinkyayhmu Yadana Hall of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture.
The Mahawthahta play competition for the amateur level (first class) was held at the training theatre of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture.
State Administration Council Members, Union-level officials, Deputy Minsters, Ministers for Ethnic Affairs and Ministers for Social Affairs of regions and states, Advocates-General, relevant officials, departmaletal staff and parents of contestants attended the competitions.
Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions started in 1993 to protect national cultural heritages, and Myanmar traditional arts and ensure the prosperity of the country and its people.
Moreover, the State Administration Council restarted the 23rd Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competition in 2022 as the competitions support the unity among the ethnic people, empower five kinds of strength of young people and prevent the disappearance of national cultural heritage. — MNA/KTZH

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