Nations with educated populations implement political systems with stability

While political culture can often resolve political controversies, nations with lower levels of education may encounter heightened conflicts.

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing highlighted that countries with a larger number of educated people can establish a political system based on a wide range of knowledge.
Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and his wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla attended the ceremony to launch the developing libraries and raising reading habit campaign that took place in Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory at the Nay Pyi Taw City Hall yesterday morning,
Speaking on the occasion, the Senior General said that, according to the literacy rate in the 2019 interim census, Myanmar had a 92 per cent literacy rate, adding it is necessary to turn out well-versed human resources as a must to establish a developed society and a prosperous society and build Myanmar capable of keeping abreast of global countries.
He continued that as a number of educated persons must be produced for the development of a country, all developed countries encourage the enhancement of the education sector.
The Senior General underlined that, although people can read literature online to improve their reading habits, it is necessary to choose literature that is beneficial for their lives to eliminate the influence of toxic information in online media.
He urged all to read all genres of literature to seek knowledge. The Ministry of Information and the Directorate of Public Relations and Psychological Warfare publish weekly and monthly fiction and non-fiction books and publications, he added.

He noted that as the accumulation of correct and proper knowledge can be beneficial for the lifespan, it is necessary to create reading opportunities for individuals.
The Senior General recounted that, since its assumption of State responsibilities, the government has been shaping Nay Pyi Taw to be a green city, clean city, smart city, and smokeless industry, encouraging the construction of an education city by construction universities.
He gave guidance that Nay Pyi Taw Council Area must be an idol among other regions and states in all sectors, including the education sector.
He instructed all to launch the developing libraries and raising reading habit campaign in all regions and states as part of implementing the national cause.
Before the ceremony, the Senior General and attendees watched the presentation of students from No 11 Basic Education High School with the song “Let’s Go to Library” and viewed a video clip on raising the library.
The Senior General, his wife and his family donated cash to the fund for extended construction of libraries for the development of libraries to the Union Minister for Information.
The Senior General also accepted cash donated by the Myanmar Libraries Development Cooperation Committee, Nay Pyi Taw Council, region and state governments and well-wishers for the construction of libraries.
The ceremony to share K12,762,438 billion and 85,540 books was presented at the cash and book donation ceremony on 10 April, to regions and states, including Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, followed. The Senior General presented K230 million for repairs and reopening of 46 libraries in 14 regions and states, K405 million for the construction of 27 new libraries, and 67,780 books for people to the chairman of Myanmar Libraries Development Cooperation Committee Union Minister for Information.
Moreover, the Senior General provided K20 million for repairing four libraries in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area and K45 million for building three new libraries as well as 3,000 copies of books and publications to the Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman.
As part of developing libraries and raising the reading habit movement, writer Dr Maung Thin, an outstanding student in 1974, talked about the benefits of reading.
The Senior General and attendees viewed round books, publications and documentary photos that were displayed at the ceremony.
Also present at the ceremony were SAC Joint Secretary Lt-Gen Ye Win Oo and wife, council members and their wives, union-level dignitaries, union ministers and their wives, the chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council and senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief.
At the ceremony, K2,205 million and 70,780 books were donated to 147 libraries. — MNA/TTA

Salient points from the speech made by the Senior General in developing libraries and raising reading habit campaign

• Although political controversies can be solved through political culture, countries with a lesser number of educated citizens may face conflicts.
• It is necessary to turn out well-versed human resources as a must to establish a developed and prosperous society and build Myanmar capable of keeping abreast of global countries.
• It is necessary to choose the literature that is beneficial for their lives due to the influence of toxic information in online media.
• Accumulation of correct and proper knowledge can be beneficial for one’s lifespan.

 

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