Ethnic literature festival planned in Shan State

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Shan State Chief Minister Dr. Lin Htut delivers the opening speech at the meeting for Ethnic literature festival in Shan State. Photo: MNA

The Ministry of Information and the Shan State Government held a discussion meeting yesterday to plan ahead for the Ethnic literature and paper reading festival to be held at a later date.
Shan State Chief Minister Dr. Lin Htut, who is also the Patron of the Ethnic literature and paper reading festival planning committee, delivered the opening speech.
Next, Chairman or the Ethnic literature and paper reading festival planning committee and Minister for Bamar Ethnic Affairs, Dr. Aung Than Maung explained the process of the upcoming Ethnic literature and paper reading festival.
The festival will include exhibition booths for traditional ethic handiworks, traditional literature recitals and dances. There are 24 topics in the recital part and 10 of them are about culture. Participants include Yinkyar, Yinnet, Tanaw, and An ethnics reciting their traditional literature, Eastern and Northern Shan ethnics reciting Lisu literature and Kachin people residing in Shan State will recite their traditional literature as well. The festival will also host booths selling traditional ethnic cuisine, traditional costumes and paraphernalia.
Next, U Ye Naing, the Director General of the Information and Public Relations Department lead discussions with the various committees for the festival’s organizations, ranging from the committee for handling invitations to the committee for organizing entertainment.

 

Shan State IPRD

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