Literary awards presented for progress of literature

DSC 0593 GNLMInformation Minister Dr Pe Myint and 2017 Pakkukku U Ohn Pe Literary scholarship winners pose for documentary photo. MNA copy
Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint and 2017 Pakokku U Ohn Pe Literary Scholarship winners pose for a documentary photo. photo: MNA

Those who honour men of letters with awards are also included in the persons striving for the progress of literature, said Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint in Yangon yesterday.
Speaking at the 25th Pakokku U Ohn Pe Literary Awards presentation ceremony at Sarpay Beikman Building, the Union Minister praised the award-presenters as a force for the development of literature of the country alongside the creators, producers, distributors and critics of the literary world.
In fact, the award-presentation ceremony serves as an encouragement for the literary development of the country, he said, adding, the standard of literature is high in every developed country.
Thanks to the vision of the late Pakokku U Ohn Pe and the efforts of his successors, the literary awards can be presented till today, said the Union Minister who gave away the Life-Long Award and awards for poems.
The chairman of Myanmar Writers Association (MWA )explained the purpose of the award-presentation ceremony.
Officials of the Ministry of Information, MWS, Pakokku U Ohn Pe literary awards trust fund and Pakokku U Ohn Pe library committee presented prizes to the persons of the literary world for their lauded works and to outstanding students.
An official of the library committee then recounted the history of the Pakokku U Ohn Pe Literary Awards which began in 1994 with the aim of promoting literature that benefits the people and developing of the literary world.
Life-long Award winner Dr Than Oo (Pyi Soe Min) spoke words of thanks.
The Union Minister then posed for a documentary photo together with the prize winners.

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