Developing Libraries and Raising Reading Habits campaign launched in PyinOoLwin

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Union Minister U Maung Maung Ohn views round the display at yesterday’s launching ceremony in PyinOoLwin.

Union Minister for Information U Maung Maung Ohn, accompanied by Mandalay Region Chief Minister U Myo Aung, attended a ceremony to launch the “Developing Libraries and Raising Reading Habits” campaign at No 1 BEHS in PyinOoLwin yesterday.
Speaking at the event, the Union minister, who is also Chairman of the Myanmar Libraries Development Cooperation Committee, said the development of nations depends significantly on their human resource capacities. Thus, all should work together to mentor the students and youths for the development of the country.
He then highlighted the efforts of the Prime Minister to create learning opportunities and improve reading habits.
Afterwards, he handed over K255 million to construct 17 new libraries and 12,000 books and publications for 600 libraries to the region’s chief minister, seven DTH dishes and seven DVB T2-set top boxes for basic high and middle schools to the headmasters and headmistresses.
The region chief minister expressed gratitude, and author U Aung Thin (Ko Shwe Aung Thin) presented books and publications to district education officer Daw Shwe Sin Ei.
After the entertainment programmes of famous singers, comedians and students, the Union minister gave cash awards to performers and observed the displayed books, journals, departmental booths, photo exhibition, story-telling competition, essay competition, painting, quizzes, impromptu talks and fun game competitions.
A total of 4,000 students of basic education schools and private high schools in PyinOoLwin participated in the event. — MNA/KTZH

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