PutaO Children’s Literary Festival turns second day

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Booth on ethnic literature and traditional culture at the Children’s Literary Festival in PutaO was crowded with visitors yesterday. Photo: MNA

Games including team building, scrabble and jigsaw at the Children’s Literary Festival at Phonkanrazi Hall and the Basic Education High School in PutaO were crowded with school children of all ages and the people.
The youngsters from basic education schools in PutaO District entertained the visitors with traditional ethnic dances on the second day of the festival yesterday.
Meanwhile, the school children also took part in the futsal and jumping sports games.
The pupils of all ages have explored the capacity for reading, poem recitation, storytelling, extempore talks, painting, jigsaw, scrabble and other games.

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Visitors observe books displayed at the second day of the Children’s Literary Festival in PutaO. Photo: MNA

The packed week of activities and learning has seen school children visiting traditional ethnic culture booths of Rawan, Lisu, Jingphaw, Tai khamti Shan ethnic people, the booths on anti-narcotic drugs, trafficking in person and traffic rules enforcement staged by Myanmar Police Force, vocational training booths staged by the Ministry of Education, the booth on rural area development staged by Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, the booth on consumer affairs staged by Ministry of Commerce and clinics of the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The visitors also enjoyed the charity food of Kachin ethnic traditional rice packs and refreshment at the festival.
The winners of the games were honoured with prizes yesterday by the authorities.
Visiting authors Saw Nadi (Myitkyina) and Akyi Ko Ko (Katha) gave talks on children literature.
Authors also took part in the literary roundtable talks at the festival and discussed literature with the attendees.

— Lin Han Zay
(Translated by TTN)

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