The 24th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competition was formally inaugurated in Nay Pyi Taw, graced by SAC Chair Premier Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing warned all people that, if our national cultural heritage is eroded, it can lead to loss of respect for our own nation and nationals and weakness of our national vigour and strength.
Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing delivered an address on the key role of Myanmar culture at the opening of the 24th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competition at the Myanmar International Convention Centre-II (MICC-II) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
He continued that if the country faces a lack of national-spirited force, others will encroach on the sovereignty of the State.
As such, he explained that the government emphasizes exploration and preservation of national cultural heritage with the aim of ensuring the perpetual existence of prestige and traditions as well as national standards of Myanmar as long as the world exists.The Senior General underlined that holding the performing arts competition is one of the highest endeavours of all nationals with the participation of the entire people in exploring and preserving the national cultural heritage.
The Senior General expressed his pride in the existence of Myanmar’s religious advice, high cultural customs, subtle fine arts and own national culture alongside its prolonged history according to the mental and physical cultural heritage evidence, literary evidence and contemporary records of neighbouring countries and origins of firm Myanmar with national integrity and prestige.
He also noted that Myanmar’s forefathers have been creating and preserving their own literature, culture, traditions, customs and living styles for thousands of years.
The Senior General urged all to continuously preserve and uplift the national culture of Myanmar with national awareness and conscientiousness to enable the country to stand tall in the international community with fine traditions and national prestige.
At the ceremony, the Senior General, SAC Vice-Chairman Deputy Prime Minister Vice-Senior General Soe Win and Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture U Tin Oo Lwin unveiled the signboard of the competition.
The Senior General and wife cordially greeted maestros from the panel of judges.
The ceremony was also attended by Vice-Senior General Soe Win and wife Daw Than Than Nwe, the Council Joint Secretary, council members and their wives, Union level officials and officials among others. — MNA/TTA