Union minister attends photo competition award ceremony

Union Minister Dr Pe Myint presents first prize to Htay Win (Yammawaddi) at Shangri La Hotel in Yangon. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Pe Myint presents first prize to Htay Win (Yammawaddi) at Shangri La Hotel in Yangon. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint attended the prize presentation ceremony for a colour photo competition titled “Cultural heritage of ethnic nationals,” organised by the Ministry of Information and Information and Public Relations Department (IPRD). The ceremony was held at Shangri La Hotel, Yangon, yesterday afternoon.
At the ceremony, Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint delivered an opening speech.
Next, the first, second and third prize winners, Htay Win (Yammawaddi), Bagan Min Thu and Ko Ko Hsan, respectively, were presented with the awards by Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint, Permanent Secretary U Myo Myint Maung and IPRD Director-General U Ye Naing, respectively.
Following this, special prize winners Htay Win (Yammawaddi), Aung Ye Naing (Amarapura), Zaw Zaw Wei (Sinbyukyun), Ko Ko Hsan and Hline Than Tint (Shwe Bagyi-Yamethin) were presented with awards by Myanmar Photographic Society Chairman U Kyaw Kyaw Win, Myanmar Writers Association Chairman U Kyaw Win (Manottha Kyaw Win), Myanmar Motion Picture Organisation Chairman U Zin Waing, Myanmar Libraries Foundation Chairman U Maung Maung and Myanmar Photographic Society patron Bagyi Soe Moe, respectively.
Later, Myanmar Photographic Society patron Bagyi Soe Moe explained the process of selecting the award winners and Htay Win (Yammawaddi) delivered a message of appreciation on behalf of the award winners.
The union minister and his group then observed the award-winning photographs.
The competition was held with the aim to exhibit the ethnic nationals’ literature and traditional practices, music and festivals, food, clothing, utensils and cultural heritage through photographs to create unity, get acquainted with one another, and build understanding and respect towards one another, and assist one another. Some 220 photographers and enthusiasts from across Myanmar participated in the competition by submitting 582 photographs. — Myanmar News Agency

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