Youth and Literature Festival to commemorate Diamond Jubilee Union Day continued its third day at 9:30 am on 31 January 2022 and came to a successful conclusion with the strong participation of government personnel and families, students, youths and enthusiastic people.
On the last day of the festival, booths featuring science and technology, aviation technology, marine technology and health awareness, literature, biography of famous writers, historical treaties, arts and galleries, awareness of COVID-19 pandemic and physical sporting activities exhibited by the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Planning and Finance in each sector drew the attention of the visitors.
Additionally, the visitors can also enjoy the performance of a herd of Nyan Lin Htet elephant with modern songs, elephant tricks and dance. This entertainment programme was applauded by the students and youths.
Moreover, in order to make people aware of the legacy of tangible and intangible heritage assets, the cartouche that General Maha Bandoola delivered to the Prince of Manipura, the independence declaration, Panlong Treaty, Yandapo treaty, the Aung San-Attle Agreement, the Nu-Attle Agreement, literature, archaeological artefacts and historical archives were displayed at the booth of the National Archives Department. The students and young people explored historical aspects and showed enthusiasm for cultural heritage preservation.
In a bid to effectuate the development in the sports sector, the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs exhibited a sports theme that can offer tremendous mental and physical health benefits. Documentary photos of the 27th Southeast Asian Games and other sports activities between 2016 and 2020 drew the attention of young people and recognized the importance of sports in national building.
Sarpay Beikman and other private books stores sold the books abound with different genres, including awarded translation works and motivational, health, educational, management and historical books at fairer prices in a bid to promote literary works among young people. This booth was packed with book lovers.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Health ensured the COVID-19 preventive measures for the visitors, by distributing face masks and face shields and health awareness pamphlets. Health awareness talks to prevent the COVID-19 were also conducted.
Besides, the students also explored matters regarding science and technology, aviation technology and marine technology. They gathered at the simulator booths for plane and ship driving as well.
Nay Pyi Taw Police Force also exhibited documentaries of anti-human-trafficking activities, anti-narcotics task force and crimes. Awareness campaigns of traffic rules for road safety were also showcased to the students and youths.
The students also watched the videos of the quality training of national athletes for the 31st Southeast Asian Games at Wunna Theikdi Gymnasium B.
On top of that, the festival seemingly came alive with the participants in painting events and other fun physical activities such as building games and proverb quizzes. Myanma Radio and Television (MRTV) staff, artistes and students happily joined the entertainment programme as well.
The Ministry of Health ensured the COVID-19 preventive measures for the visitors to have a safe and sound excursion and also prepared for the emergency health care service.
In the afternoon, Union Minister U Maung Maung Ohn and officials concerned inspected the booths and warmly greeted the visitors.
The objectives of this literature and youth festival are to improve the students’ knowledge, develop critical thinking skills, raise the importance of funfairs and encourage them to engage in group work, help students innovative and creative, build study habits and boost Intelligence Quotient, Emotional Quotient, Physical Quotient, Social Quotient and Adversity Quotient and involve young people in shaping a better future. — Myo Set Thit/GNLM