Vice president U Henry Van Thio presents certificates of honour to artistes

Vice President U Henry Van Thio seen posing for a group photo.
Vice President U Henry Van Thio seen posing for a group photo.

Vice President U Henry Van Thio delivered a speech and presented certificates of honour to doyen artistes who performed as judges at the 22nd Myanmar Ethnic Traditional Performing Arts Competition in a ceremony held at Myanmar International Convention Centre (2) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday evening.
In his speech, the vice president highlighted the role of fine arts in preservation of culture which he said was the measure of the prestige of an ethnic and long history of a country.
“The long history of Myanmar and high prestige of Myanmar people have been proved by ancient cultural evidences that can still be seen even today and historical records of contemporary city-states,” the vice president said.
Then, he added that the government organizes the ethnic traditional performing arts competitions every year spending large sums of money and making efforts. One of the objectives of the competition is to prevent the penetration of foreign cultures that are not appropriate to the country.
In conclusion, he said everyone who helped organize the competition were performing a national duty and expressed his thanks for them, including doyen artistes who acted as judges.
Then, the vice president presented certificates of honour to the doyen artistes.
One of the judges famous singer Daw Tin Tin Mya said words of thanks to the vice president and artistes performed dances and music.
The vice president hosted a dinner in honour of artistes and guests.

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