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Children’s Literature Festival begins in Thandwe

Participants entertaining with dances at the Dwayar Wadi Hall in Thandwe Township yesterday. PHOTO: Tin Tun Oo
Participants entertaining with dances at the Dwayar Wadi Hall in Thandwe Township yesterday. PHOTO: Tin Tun Oo

A Children’s Literature Festival, jointly held by the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Education and the Rakhine State Government, will be held at the Dwayar Wadi Hall in Thandwe Township from 8 am to 5 pm today and tomorrow.
The festival will include book sales and exhibitions, competitions for poem recitals, storytelling, proverb composition, assembling toys, soccer, volleyball, htote-see-htoe (local game combining elements of hopscotch and tag), Sepak takraw, table tennis, singing and ad lib contests.
The festival will also include entertainment and performances by students from local schools in Thandwe and Kyaukse elephant dances. Literary talks are also planned for the festival with U Tun Tin (Htike Tan-Thandwe) talking under the title “Flowers of the Future” and U Hla Myint Aung (Hla Myint Aung-Taungup) talking under the title “Fill in the Blanks”.
The Ministries of Information and Education have collaborated with relevant departments and regional governments and have successfully held children literature festivals in Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, Mawlamyine, Taunggyi, Monywa and Yangon, while relevant regional governments, information and public relations departments, basic education departments, social organizations, fans of literature and geneours donors have collaborated to hold similar festivals in 33 major district cities. —Aung Min Han

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