Coord meeting held to convene Children’s Literary Festival (Pathein)

Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint seen inspecting preparations for Children’s Literary Festival (Pathein) at the Pathein University yesterday.  Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint seen inspecting preparations for Children’s Literary Festival (Pathein) at the Pathein University yesterday. Photo: MNA

A coordination meeting was held in Ayeyawady Region Government office yesterday morning to hold Children’s Literary Festival (Pathein) from 3 to 5 November.
At the meeting, Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint said nation building requires natural resources as well as human resources. Knowledge and skills are required to become valuable human resources. Learning knowledge in school is fundamental in life and continuous learning is much required. As technical development rises human’s learning process need to be continuous. Reading is important to do this.
A book sales event is included in the children’s literary festival. In addition to organizing children’s literary festivals, youth all round development festivals and youth talk circles were being organized with an aim for development of future youths, said the Union Minister.
Next, Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister U Hla Moe Aung discussed about support to be provided by the region government on conducting the festival grandly, and Information and Public Relations Department Director General U Ye Naing explained about festival procedures
Afterwards, organizing committee chairman Ayeyawady Region minister for development affairs U Kyaw Myint explained about works conducted, festival organizing sub-committees and meeting attendees explained about arrangements made for the festival and the Union Minister and Chief Minister coordination on the discussions and explanations.
Children’s Literary Festival (Pathein) will be held with an aim to make children love and enjoy literature, become life-long learners, gain the habit of working together, becoming learned, knowledgeable and sociable youths who will become future leaders
Ministry of Information, Ministry of Education and related state/region governments and literary lovers jointly organized the Children’s Literary Festival starting from 2016 in states/regions towns and cities, like Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, Mawlamyine, Taunggyi, Monywa and Yangon. The forthcoming festival in Pathein will include story-telling competition, poem reciting competition, daily literary talks, games including tradition games, football and entertainments, it is learnt. Similarly, starting from 2017, it was held in 37 district level towns, it is learnt. Later in the afternoon, Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint and party inspected the site in Pathein University where the Children’s Literary Festival will be held. — Region IPRD

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