MoI Union Minister attends launch event of new version Myanmar Encyclopedia, preliminary meeting to organize Sarso Beikman construction team

The launching ceremony of the Myanmar Encyclopedia (new version), Volume (1) , jointly published by Sarpay Beikman of the Department of Printing and Publishing of the Ministry of Information and Tun Foundation, was held in Yangon yesterday.
During the ceremony, Union Minister U Maung Maung Ohn talked about the publishing of Myanmar Encyclopedia volume (1) in 1954, 15 volumes of encyclopedias from (Myanmar alphabet Ka to Ah) between 1954 and 1976, an offer of Tun Foundation Chairman U Thein Tun to renew these 15 volumes of encyclopedias and operations started in 2018.
The Union minister expressed condolence for the demise of Tun Foundation Chairman U Thein Tun as it is a huge loss to the education, health and economy of the country.
He also added that Sarpay Beikman and Tun Foundation signed on 14 August 2020. The procedures are changing while the country is facing the changes in the trend. And now, the volume (1) is successfully published. It has about 500 pages covering headwords and a glossary including 500 photos and maps of local and foreign countries. There will be 25 volumes total of new encyclopedias after the old 15 encyclopedias are updated.
Then, Director-General U Win Kyaw Aung of the Printing and Publishing Department briefed the Myanmar Encyclopedia (new version)-volume 1 (Kant-Koke) and the Union Minister gave a certificate of honour to U Thant Zin Tun, a family member of Tun Foundation.
The Union minister and attendees viewed Myanmar encyclopedias displayed at the hall.
At noon, the Union minister discussed organizing the Sarso Beikman building construction team in Yangon with the intellectuals at the meeting hall of the Printing and Publishing Department.
The international standard Sarso Beikman will be constructed in Yangon as per the directives of the Prime Minister to collect the book, photo records and statues of great intellectuals, hold educational talks and dialogues and also for public recreation.
The Union minister and participants also discussed the location, building (sketch), room structures (sketch) and matters to organize the team to achieve proper suggestions.
The Sarso Beikman will be built on two acres of land in Mingala Taungnyunt township in Yangon. — MNA

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