Union Information Minister U Ye Htut presented a grant of K50 million (US$38,744) to a librarian at Naythar Library in Kalay, Sagaing Region, yesterday.
The union government, the Ministry of Information and private television and radio stations donated the funds, which will be used to repair the library, which was damaged by the floods in July and August. Librarian U Ye Htet Oo from Thayapar Library also donated K500,000 ($387).
The library, known as ‘Naythar Library for All’ is located within the compound of Naythar Monastery and originated from the Ohn Maung Library, which opened in 1997.
Since 2007, the leading monk at the monastery has arranged free English language class for local students during the summer months. The monk also established the Kalay Millennium Centre in 2010.
Kalay District IPRD