Pakokku U Ohn Pe Awards 2018 handed to literary luminaries

Director-General U Aung Myo Myint presents an award to Chit Su Aung for winning first place at the 2018 poem contest in Yangon.  Photo: MNA
Director-General U Aung Myo Myint presents an award to Chit Su Aung for winning first place at the 2018 poem contest in Yangon. Photo: MNA

The 2018 Pakokku U Ohn Pe Literary Awards were held at the meeting hall of the Printing and Publishing Department (PPD) on Theinbyu Road, Yangon, yesterday morning.
Firstly, PPD Director-General U Aung Myo Myint and Chairman of Myanmar Writers Association (MWA) U Kyaw Win (Manoktha Kyaw Win), who is also Chairman of the Pakokku Literary Award Fund Management Committee, delivered separate opening remarks.
Next, was the awarding process. U Kyaw Win conferred the Pakokku Lifetime Literary Award to U Myat Thu (Tekkatho Myat Thu) and U Aung Myo Myint conferred an award to Chit Su Aung for winning first place at the 2018 poem contest with ‘Myin-moh-seik-kuu-kabyar-myar’.
MWA Vice Chairman-3 U Ohn Maung (Myinmu Maung Naing Moe) conferred awards to Kaung Nwè who secured second place with ‘Nwar-mae-hlae-hnint-achar-kabyar-myar’ and to In Pin Than Htay Aung for third place with ‘Myint-myat-thu-hu so-yar-wel-hnint achar-kabyar-myar’.
Following this, MWA Vice Chairman-1 Daw Cho Cho Tin (Ma Sandar) conferred an award to Ma Pin Myint San (Shwebo) for winning first place in the 2018 novel contests with ‘Nar-ko-yar-mae-thu-ei law-ka-nei-ban-bon’.
MWA Vice Chairman-2 U Chit Naing (Chit Naing-Psychology) conferred awards to second place winner Tin Taw for ‘Phaw-mae-way-lel lwan-ma-nay-chin’ and to third place winner Yuan Nwè Hlhan for ‘Nay-chi-pyar-mha nwey-dot-the’.
Secretary U Nyunt Tin (Maung Nyein Thu-Gyopinkaut) conferred an award to Nandar Khin (Takala Myay) for winning first place in the 2018 short novel collection contest with ‘Myo-hnint-achar-ya-ta-sar-su-myar’.
Joint-Secretary (1) Myat Wai Toe (University of Education) conferred awards to second place winner Lwin Oo (Kungyangon) for ‘A-yine-hnint-a-yin sont-sar-khan-wut-htu-to-myar’ and third place winner Maung Nay Chi (Pyay) for ‘Nway-kan-thar-mha See-yine-pin-myar’.
Next, Joint-Secretary (2) U Myo Tun (Maung Sein Naung-Lewe) conferred awards to Kyaw Thet Khine (Monywa) for winning second place in the 2018 manuscript contest with ‘Myanmar-mu Myanmar-sar thuta-paday-tar-kyan’ and to third place winner Maung Yin Hline (Pyin Ma Myaing) for ‘Myanma-kanote-pon Ayote-sone Anu-lat-yar-myar’.
Joint-Secretary (3) Mhaw Wan Kyi Myat conferred awards to Khin (Taunggyi) for winning second place in the 2018 research paper contest with ‘Danu-taing-yin-tar batar-sagar-hnint Myanmar-sar Myanmar-sagar-set-nwe-chin’ and to third place winner Ko Ko Nyein (Kawlin) for ‘Mon-dalei Mon-sayite Mon-thamine’.
Following this, U Tint Swe, Chairman of Pakokku U Ohn Pe Library Committee, conferred the Pakokku U Ohn Pe Library Book Award to Dr Khin Maung Lwin (FAME) for ‘Lu-thar-akyo-pyu pyar-myo-su’, Min Maw Hla Pyint (YSO-PKU) for ‘Pari-hnint-atu See-myaw-chin’ which was accepted by Daw Tin Tun Khine on behalf of the writer, and Ko Tun (Kyel Gaung) for ‘Atine-atar-ma-thi Hnaing-sayar-ma-shi-tar Mi-ba-myittar’.
The Rector of the National University of Arts and Culture (Yangon), U Aung Naing Myint, and other officials also conferred the university’s scholarship awards and Pakokku U Ohn Pe Education Achievement Award for 2018 to the student recipients.
Next, U Tint Swe explained the history of the Pakokku U Ohn Pe awards and lifetime literary award recipient U Myat Thu spoke words of thanks on behalf of all recipients.
Afterwards, multiple donors handed over donations to the fund management committee which were received by its Chairman U Kyaw Win.—MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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