Information Ministry to hold ethnic literature and cultural festival

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Union Minister Dr Pe Myint visits book stalls where the festival to be held. Photo: MNA

The Ministry of Information has speeded up efforts for holding a festival of literature and culture of ethnic people in the country from the 21st to the 25th of March.
Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint held a meeting with relevant at the Shan State Information and Public Relations Department in Taunggyi yesterday over preparations for holding the festival.
Dr. Pe Myint expressed his hope that members of the country’s ethnic groups would have opportunities to exchange literature and culture through the festival, and that the unity of the indigenous peoples would be strengthened.
The festival is aimed at playing a part in making the peace process a success, and for emergence of a democratic federal republic, said the Union Minister.
At the meeting, Shan State Minister for Bamar Ethnic Affairs Dr. Aung Than Maung, in his capacity as chairman of the committee for holding a festival of literature and culture of ethnic peoples, reported to the Union Minister on arrangements for holding the festival, as did secretaries of the work committees on preparations for the festival.
Also present at the meeting were Director-General of the Information and Public Relations Department U Ye Naing, Managing-Director of the News and Periodicals Enterprise U Kyaw Soe and other officials.
Following the meeting, Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint and his entourage visited the Awaityar Konmyinttha grounds where the festival will be held.


Shan State IPRD

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