Mawlamyine District IPRD library upgraded to Community Centre

Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint and officials cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the Community Centre in Mawlamyine yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint and officials cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the Community Centre in Mawlamyine yesterday. Photo: MNA

Information Ministry’s Information and Public Relations Department (IPRD) and Daw Khin Kyi Foundation jointly upgraded the Mawlamyine District IPRD’s library to the Community Centre.
The ceremony to lauch the community centre was held in conjunction with launching a mobile library yesterday in Mawlamyine.
First, Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint, Mon State Chief Minister Dr. Aye Zan, Mon State minister for social affairs Dr. Htein Lin, IPRD Director-General U Ye Naing, U Tun Hla Soe of Daw Khin Kyi Foundation cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the Community Centre.
The Union Minister, Chief Minister and officials then sprinkled scented waters onto the Community Centre signboard and the mobile library.
The second part of the opening ceremony was then continued at the pandal in front of the Community Centre where Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint, Chief Minister Dr. Aye Zan and U Tun Hla Soe of Daw Khin Kyi Foundation delivered speeches.
Speaking at the ceremony, Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint said the Ministry of Information has been upgrading the libraries of the IPRDs to the community centres where local people can gather and exchange information and hold discussion about social welfare activities, and organizations and associations can hold meetings as well as learning by young people new skills there.
Plans are underway to construct new buildings in remining towns and cities in the country and the ministry, in cooperation with Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, has upgraded libraries of IPRDs to communities centre with mobile libraries, computer training rooms, child reading rooms and museums.
In his concluding remarks, the Union Minister urged the local people to make the best us of the opportunity to gain benefits from the community centres, calling for their cooperation in establishing community centres nationwide.
Afterwards, Mon State Chief Minister Dr. Aye Zan delivered an address, pleding that the regional government would support the development the first ever community centre of Mon State.
Afterwards, U Tun Hla Soe of Daw Khin Kyi Foundation explained about the activies of the foundation including its purposes, extending computer training courses and running of mobile libraries.
Ministry of Information has upgraded 12 libraries of IPRD in 12 cities to community centres so far.
After the ceremony a literary talk was held to spread reading habit among youths and to exchange literary knowledge. Well-known authors Moe Pan Mon (Yama Nya), Hnin Wai Nyein and Pone Nya Khin led the literary talk taken part by resident literary fans Mg Kyi Zaw Lwin, Ma Thin Htet Soe, Mg Phone Myat Han, Ma Pan Ei Thazin, Mg Phone Myat Myat Moe and Ma Wai Zin Oo.—MNA

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