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SAC Vice-Chairman Deputy Prime Minister Vice-Senior General Soe Win discusses holding of 23rd Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions

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State Administration Council Vice-Chair Deputy Prime Minister Vice-Senior General Soe Win presides over the coordination meeting of the leading Organizing Committee on the 23rd Myanmar Traditional Performing Arts Competition in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

The Leading Organizing Committee on the 23rd Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions held its coordination meeting in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
In his speech, Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Prime Minister Vice-Senior General Soe Win, in his capacity as patron of the leading organizing committee, said the existence and long-lasting history of a country is linked with the unity in addition to its security, economy, education and culture that contains physical culture and mental culture.
Myanmar is home to various ethnic peoples. Therefore, there are different languages, customs and traditions. Common sense is conserving the tradition and culture of the people.
The Vice-Senior General also talked about the same five musical instruments and basic dancing techniques, the suspension of the Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions in 2016, the consequences of such interruption, the relations between fine art culture and traditional customs and the side effects of disappearing these cultures and customs in daily life.
He added that the SAC is making efforts in accordance with its roadmap and objectives including “To respect and promote the customs and traditions of all National peoples and preserve and safeguard their cultural heritage and national characteristics,” in its office term. Therefore, it arranges to grandly hold the 23rd Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions.
SAC Chairman Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing made an instruction regarding the arts competition during the Union Government meeting held on 5 May 2022.
Therefore, it arranges to add three categories in the singing competition, eight categories in the dancing competition, one category in song composing competition and 13 categories in the music competition in this 23rd Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competition.
The Vice-Senior General then highlighted the proper tradition of competition while competing for the set ethnic traditional dances of different ethnic peoples, holding of narrative structure competition called “Kwatsate”, a traditional puppet competition that produces puppeteers, luring international interests and earning foreign income to a certain extent, and the Ramayana drama competition.
The Vice-Senior General also stressed the need to hold the 23rd competition meeting the dignity of the country including the opening ceremony and closing ceremony, and award-giving ceremony and called on relevant officials and organizations to participate in holding the ceremony.
Then, Committee Chairman Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture U Ko Ko explained the objectives of holding the 23rd Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competition, organizing the steering committee, working committee and subcommittees including financial status.
Afterwards, the meeting attendees coordinated the discussion and the Vice-Senior General concluded the meeting. — MNA

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