Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs holds meeting on implementing ethnic literature and culture

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Union Minister U Saw Tun Aung Myint chairs the meeting on ethnic literature and culture yesterday.

Ethnic Literature and Culture Department of the Ministry of Ethnic Affairs held a meeting to report on tasks of the department in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

At the meeting, Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs U Saw Tun Aung Myint stressed the need to continue the department’s fundamental works and attended to the needs for current works and future plans.

Afterwards, Deputy Minister U Zaw Aye Maung said he would give suggestions to translating the COVID-19 awareness and health guidelines into ethnic languages.

After hearing the report, the Union Minister called on the department to give priority to local ethnic people when teaching assistant and language assistant are appointed and to increase their salaries.

He also stressed the need to get national scrutinizing cards with correct ethnic tribe name, to celebrate the significant days of ethnic people, to conduct vocational training institutes for creating jobs, to re-open the Union National Races Village (Yangon) and to establish a research unit at the ministry.—MNA

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