Public talk in Kawhmu held called “Youth and character”

A public talk to promote and develop character was held in Kawhmu Township. Photo: MNA
A public talk to promote and develop character was held in Kawhmu Township. Photo: MNA

A public talk under the title “Youth and character” was held in Kawhmu township’s community center yesterday. The public talk was done with collaboration between the Information and Public Relations Department (IPRD) and the Daw Khin Gyi Foundation. The public talk was attended by U Zaw Min Aung, Hluttaw representative of Kawhmu Constituency (2), National liiterature award winning author Ko Kar (Kun Chan Gone), Dr. Than Htay, Head Doctor of the township, Daw Yi Yi Lwin, the District Authority for Southern Yangon District’s IPRD, and other interested guests. Daw Yi Yi Lwin led the public talk with a speech on the importance of building character and nurturing morally responsible youths. She said young people should be encouraged to read more to broaden their knowledge and to avoid ‘toxic’ books which may hinder moral development. Ko Kar, winner of the 2017 National Literature Award, said he has seen increased interest by young people in public talks these years. He said he notices an increase in discipline an interest among the young people. He said he instructed the youths to develop their knowledge and skills. U Zaw Min Aung and Dr. Than Htay talked about what kind of topics young people should pursue as well the effects of social media. This was followed by participants asking question and engaging in the public talk. Community centers across the country hold public talks to foster compassion and build character among the citizens.—Naing Lin Kyaw, Kyaw Thura

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