Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attended the ceremony to present certificates of honour in conjunction with the dinner in honour of the 23rd Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competition at Myanmar International Convention Centre-II in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday evening.
Speaking on the occasion, the Senior General said that various ethnics residing in Myanmar have different traditions and customs, culture and fine arts. Literature, culture and fine arts of respective ethnic nationals are flourishing on a grand scale throughout history. Hence, it is necessary to preserve the literature, culture, customs and traditions for existence.
Classic fine arts and music emerge across the world until today whereas Myanmar’s classic fine arts, literature and music have emerged for many years.
The committee was formed with maestros who set the invaluable songs and melody as the State norms in 1953 not to cause further diversity. They could set 169 classic songs in line with the State norms as part of preserving the noble cultural heritages.
New-generation artistes need to conserve national characteristics and strengthen friendly relations among ethnic and national people. They have to pass their culture and customs on to posterity so as to cement a nationalistic spirit and Union spirit. Maestros also hand over their experiences to new generations.
The Senior General and the Vice-Senior General presented certificates of honour to members of the panel of judges for relevant competition genres, managers of the region and state teams and masters of ceremonies respectively.
Member of the panel of judges Myinmu Maung Naing Moe spoke words of thanks.
The Senior General and attendees had dinner in their honour. Before and during the dinner, artistes from the Fine Arts Department entertained the attendees with songs and dances.
A total of 1,838 contestants from regions and states participated in the 23rd Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions. —MNA