With the intention of nurturing children and instilling in them the love of reading, the Children’s Literature Festival, will be held from 6-8 January at the Basic Education High School No. 6 Botahtaung (St. Paul) in Yangon.
The Children’s Literature Festival is jointly organised by the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Education and the Yangon Region Government. Any interested children and parents are invited to attend. The festival will be open from 9 a.m to 8 p.m. During the festival, many activities such as a story-telling competition, poem-reciting competitions, a painting competition, literature talks, talk shows, debates and entertainment programmes will be included. Educational booths organised by state high schools and private schools will include quiz tests. Other interesting activities such as elephant dancing and puppet shows will be presented.
Book stalls for book lovers will be opened along the corner of the school during the festival.
“We aim at nurturing the children who will be the future leaders and who possess intelligence, creativity, verbal skills and a love of literature. Everyone is welcome to join this festival”, said U Ye Naing, Director-General of the Information and Public Relations Department. Several Children’s Literature festivals have been successfully held in Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, Mawlamyin, Taunggyi and Monywa.
Chan Myae Thu