THE Ministry of Information organised a monsoon book fair in conjunction with a reading session of political literature in the compound of the Central Printing Factory of the Printing and Publishing Department on Theinbyu road, Yangon, yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister Dr Pe Myint described the development of the Myanmar language as one of the primary tasks of his ministry, stressing that the event marked greater transparency in the country’s politics.
Researchers and analysts would review the sector of political literature in the reading session, while sizing up the whole literary world of the country in a bid to find out the strengths and weaknesses of different literary genres, the union minister said.
“Reading sessions play a critical role in promoting the Myanmar language,” he said, echoing the words of wisdom by the literati of the pre-independence time, which read “For Myanmar to know the world, for the world to know Myanmar and for the Myanmar people to know Myanmar”.
Dr Pe Myint promised an all-out effort to develop the Myanmar language, urging writers and literary agents to cooperate in the process.
The reading session of political literature saw influential writers read out their papers in the genre and respond to queries raised by the audience.
The three-day reading event will have 18 papers on politics, with six a day, while there are over 160 bookshops at the monsoon book fair.
Ko Moe, Ye Ye Myint, and Ohnma Thant