Dawei District IRPD’s library upgraded to Community Centre

Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint, Chief Minister Dr. Le Le Maw and officials presents gifts to children at the Dawei District IPRD.  Photo: Khaing Htoo
Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint, Chief Minister Dr. Le Le Maw and officials presents gifts to children at the Dawei District IPRD.  Photo: Khaing Htoo

A ceremony to open the community centre of the Dawei District Information and Public Relations Department and to commission its mobile library into services was held at the office in Dawei yesterday.
The library of the Dawei IPRD was jointly upgraded to the Community Centre by the ministry’s Information and Public Relations Department and Daw Khin Kyi Foundation. The Community Centre was formally opened by Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint, Taninthayi Region Chief Minister Dr. Le Le Maw, Director-General of the Information and Public Relations Department U Ye Naing and Member of the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation Dr. Thant Thaw Kaung. Afterwards, the Union Minister, the Chief Minister and officials sprinkled the scented water over the mobile library and visited the community centre.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint said the ministry is carrying out its duties of “to inform, to education and to entertain” for the people through its broadcast, print and digital media.
Meanwhile, the ministry’s Printing and Publishing Department is carrying out its tasks for presenting national literature awards and Sarpay Beikman Manuscrupt awards, for arranging book sales and publishing 100 Myanmar classic series. IPRD has also been promoting the relations with the communities by establishing children libraries and mini museums at its departments nationwide.
Besides, the IPRD has also conducted trainings, public talks and reading and discussion at its offices to attract the local people to the offices as part of efforts for upgrading the libraries to community centres, he added.
He continued to say that IRPD is taking measures for establishing Book Club, Youth Club and Women’s Club at the community centres. IPRD conducted more than 100 Public Talks nationwide. Chief Minister Dr Le Le Maw and Dr. Thant Thaw Kaung also delivered speeches at the opening ceremony.—Khaing Htoo (IPRD)

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