Children’s Literary Festival concludes in Bago

Book shops packed with visitors at the Chilren’ Literary Festival(Bago) yesterday.
Book shops packed with visitors at the Chilren’ Literary Festival(Bago) yesterday.

Children’s Literature Festival in Bago continued the final day at the Convocation Hall of the Bago University yesterday.
The three-day festival started on 28 March .
At the festival, many contestants consisting of 73 children for poem reciting, 109 children for storytelling, 43 children for extempore, 220 children for painting, 1514 children for paper folding, 125 children for reading skill, 44 children for paper drama, 61 children for story telling with picture books, 36 children for paper-folding drama, 2498 children for jigsaw contest, 1654 children for house construction games, 2677 children for colouring and 25447 children for Team Building Games took part in the competitions.
Moreover there were some 12 children taking part in poem reciting competition and 12 children joining the story-telling contests in ethnic languages, such as Kayah, Kayin, Ashyu Chin, Mon, Pa-O and Shan.
During the festival, authors Maung Chaint, Khaing Chit Aung (Bago), Maythingyan Hein (Myitmakha), Wutyi Khin (Bago), Ponnya Khin and Kan Myint Maw took part in the literary talks while traditional theatrical artistes Nan Khin Hmwe, Hantha Soe Win, Actor Min Nyi, Htet Ant Lin, Director Academy Nyein Min, author Wutyi Khin (Bago), artiste Pho Chit, vocalist Awratha, vocalist Pyae Phyo, author Dr. Myint Than (Nyaunglebin) and traditional theatrical artiste U Moe Win participated in the literary discussion.
A number of 1131 children from the B.E.H.S schools entertained the visitors with music and dances. In addition to this, vocalists Sein Win Tun, Shaw Phyu, J Maung Maung, Shin Phone, Khin Muang Htoo, Haymar Nay Win, Mi Sandi, Pho Pyae, Pyae Phyo, May Madi, Swan Pyae Aung and award winning singers of the Peace Music Festival entertained the visitors with songs. A total of 49 booths from the different universities and colleges, together with 69 bookshops were displayed at the festival. The literary festivals were held in regions and states with the aims of making children spend more time reading books and make them life-long learners. — MNA
(Translated by Win Ko Ko Aung)

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