IPRD holds colour-photo contests to emerge professional photographers to portray disadvantage of the pandemic and activities of prevention, control and treatment for COVID-19

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Union Minister for Information U Maung Maung Ohn views prize winning works of colour-photo contest.

Professional and amanteur photographers can take pride in their works for public observation as part of benefiting the State on one hand, said Union Minister for Information U Maung Maung Ohn at the prize awarding for colour-photo contests at professional and amateur levels took place at the hall of Printing and Publishing Department under the Ministry of Information on Theinbyu Road in Yangon yesterday morning.
Speaking on the occasion, the Union minister recounted that entries were received in the colour-photo contest depicting the movements of prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19, impacts of the pandemic, endeavours of health staff, charity associations and volunteers.
The Information and Public Relations Department holds invitational colour-photo contests twice a year to emerge the professional photographers to portray the disadvantage of the pandemic and activities of prevention, control and treatment for COVID-19 to the people. Consequently, these works will motivate the people to be able to overcome the challenges of the pandemic.
So far, the government has given vaccination against the disease to the people and members of the Sangha including the students above 12 years old. A plan was set to complete vaccinations accounting for more than 50 per cent in the end of December 2021.
Veteran photographers and members of the panel of judges scrutinized and selected the prize winning works in the contest. The department will showcase these photos if necessary. Professional and amanteur photographers can take pride in their works for public observation as part of benefiting the State on one hand.
The Union minister expressed his thanks to the veteran photographers and members of the panel of judges of the contest and invited contestants to participate in more contests.
Chief Minister of Yangon Region U Hla Soe in his address acknowledged the hero volunteers and well-wisher people for their performance in prevention, control and treatment activities of COVID-19 as the Myanmar faced the highest infection rate of the pandemic from June to August 2021. Now, the region opens 17 treatment centres. Health care services are being provided to members of the Sangh and nuns with the help of the military medical corps.
Chairman of the prize winner scrutiny committee film director Bagyi Soe Moe explained the scrutiny and selection of the prize winning works.
The Union minister presented the first, second and third prizes to winners in the professional level photo contest whereas Yangon Region Chief Minister U Hla Soe gave the first, second and third prizes to winners in the amateur level. Officials presented special prizes to respective winners. On behalf of winners, U Sai Tun Nay Hlaing spoke words of thanks. Later, the Union minister, the chief minister of the region and officials posed for documentary photos together with winners.—MNA

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