With the first three volumes of the 100 Myanmar classics series being published by the Ministry of Information receiving a good response, Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint has asked officials to release the next three volumes in coming months.
The minister made the remarks at a meeting on the publication of the classics series in Yangon yesterday. The Union Minister asked officials responsible for the publication of the series to make efforts to release Volumes 4, 5, and 6 in coming months as soon as possible as readers are looking forward to them.
Volume 4 will feature ‘Tapin-shwe-hti’, written by Ledi Pandita U Maung Gyi, and ‘Nar Khan Taw’, penned by Shwe Sakkya U Soe Myint, and is expected to come out in January.
At yesterday’s meeting, officials reported on the progress of work on the Myanmar classics series and challenges, and the Union minister looked into their requirements.
The ministry is planning to publish at least two volumes from the series every month.
The series, which is being arranged by the Sarpay Beikman of the Printing and Publishing Department of the Ministry of Information, is a compilation of Myanmar literature, starting from the Bagan era.
The publication of the series is also aimed at conserving rare and well-written works and cultivating the habit of reading among the youth. Meanwhile, finishing touches on the updated Myanmar Encyclopedia is targeted to be completed in February next year.
(Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)