The Children’s Literature Festival and book sales began at the Myitkyina University, yesterday morning, with traditional ethnic dances and songs by school children.
The festival was formally opened by Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint, Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs Nai Thet Lwin, Kachin State Chief Minister Dr. Khet Aung, Speaker of Kachin State Hluttaw U Tun Tin, Deputy Ministers U Aung Hla Tun and U Win Maw Tun, and outstanding students.
The festival was jointly conducted by the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Education, and the Kachin State Government.
After the inauguration, the second session of the event was held at the Convocation Hall of the University, with theme songs by school children from the No.1 Basic Education High School.
“The festival is being held with the aim of helping children develop the reading habit and find happiness in literature. Games are included at each children’s literature festival so that children also learn the spirit of cooperation,” said Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint. “Encouraging children to develop the habit of reading helps turn them into lifelong learners. Children who love reading and have the spirit of cooperation will go on to make up the intelligentsia that can ensure a bright future for the country,” said the Union Minister.
The Union Minister expressed thanks to the ministries concerned, and the region and state governments for their cooperation in holding the Children’s Literature Festival, which has been organized since 2016 in various cities and towns across the country. Afterwards, Union Minister Nai Thet Lwin, Kachin State Chief Minister Dr. Khet Aung, and Deputy Minister U Win Maw Tun also delivered opening remarks.
— MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)