A coordination meeting to successfully convene Children’s Literary Festival (Bago) was held at Ministry of Information meeting hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
At the meeting, Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint said special programs were included in the Children’s Literary Festival to provide knowledge and information to the children and youngsters and relevant ministries are also exhibiting knowledge booths.
For the public to know about ethnic literature and traditional culture, an ethnic literature and tradition culture exhibits were included in the Children’s Literary Festival held in Myitkyina in addition to poem recitation and story-telling competition in ethnic languages, said the Union Minister.
Next, Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi said Ministry of Education was arranging to include not only the exhibits of universities in Bago Region but also the exhibits of technological universities from Yangon Region in the Children’s Literary Festival (Bago). The aim of Children’s Literary Festival is to raise the reading rate of children and youths so reading competitions, innovations and games should also be included in the festival. There also should be games where not only children but elderlies could also participate, said the Union Minister.
Afterwards, Information and Public Relations Department Director-General U Ye Naing and Bago Region minister for Kayin Ethnic Affairs Daw Naw Pwai Say explained about arrangements made to successfully convene Children’s Literary Festival.
This was followed by discussions of officials from Ministry of Home Affairs; Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture; Ministry of Health and Sports; Ministry of Planning and Finance; and Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement about sector-wise arrangements and Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint coordinated on the discussions. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun, Permanent Secretary U Myo Myint Maung and officials from ministries.
The Children’s Literary Festival (Bago) will be held at Bago University convocation hall for three days from 28 to 30 March. Children’s Literary Festivals were jointly organized by Ministry of Information, Ministry of Education and relevant State/Region governments and were held with the aims to make children like and live with books and literature, become life-long learners, participate happily in the festival and gain the habit of working together, become learned, knowledgeable and sociable youths who will become future leaders.