On its third and final day, the children’s literature festival in Muse District of Northern Shan State saw participation from children, students, parents, teachers, literary enthusiasts, and department officials from Namhkan, Kutkai, Pansai (Kyu Kok), and Manhero townships.
Students from public and private schools took part in various contests at the festival. A total of 28 students took part in the storytelling contest, 29 students participated in poetry recitation, and 26 students competed in the impromptu speaking contest held yesterday. Around 1,500 students and children participated in coloring contests and games organized every day at the festival.
As part of the festival, 22 dance and musical performances, including yein (synchronized group dancing) and an ASEAN-Myanmar musical, were organized at the Mingalar Muse (New Starlight) hall.
A talk entitled ‘Encouraging reading to children to promote their livelihood,’ was also organized at the festival, with Naing Myo Thitsar (Namtu), Zaw Myo Han (Nga Thaing Chaung), and Daw Khin Swe Hlaing (Kyi Lin Tun) serving as panelists and poet U Myo Khaing (Muse) serving as moderator.
—Muse District IPRD (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)