Lisu Literature Centenary Jubilee held in Myitkyina

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Lisu ethnic people celebrate their literature centenary jubilee in Myitkyina, Kachin State. Photo: Kachin State IPRD

Lisu literature centenary jubilee was held under the sponsorship of Myanmar Lisu literature and culture central committee at the central grounds of Lisu literature and culture in Pammati ward, Myitkyina yesterday morning. Lisu literature was invented in 1917.
At the festival ceremony, Kachin State Cabinet Member and Minister for Kachin State Development U Nay Win and Director-General of Information and Public Relations Department, the Ministry of Information, U Ye Naing made opening speeches respectively.
Afterward, U RT Yaw Han, Minister for Lisu Ethnic Affair addressed a speech, contributing donation money of K 5 million and providing books on Lisu literature to the committee for convening Lisu literature centenary jubilee on behalf of the Kachin State Government.
In addition, Major General Nyi Nyi Swe, Commander of Northern Command, Minister for Lisu ethnic affairs, Kachin State, U Gu Hsar, Minister for Lisu ethnic affairs, Shan State, U Aung Thein, Patron of Central Committee for Lisu literature and culture, Amyotha Hluttaw Representative U Yaw Na and Chairman of Convening Lisu Literature Centenary Jubilee opened the ceremony by cutting ribbon, with Commander and Minister for Kachin State Development unveiling the monument by pressing the button of the machine, followed by traditional dancing of Kwache of Lisu nationals in the grounds.
Lisu literature centenary jubilee will be held till December 17, with literary talks, singing religious praises, sports including sepak takraw, volleyball and futsal ball games.
Lisu literature was invented in 1913, based on English alphabet and English grammar. For pronunciation, 15 English alphabets was invented in reverse writing, whereas it was published in hand script writing and started to be taught. It has been prescribed on 15th July 1922 under Reg; no GBC. PO 421, Secr 9 [g]. Starting from 1917 it has been being conserved, reaching for 100 years. The present jubilee was being held, organized by Lisu nationals living in China, Thailand, US and other EU countries, it was learnt.


Kachin State IPRD

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