Youths cautioned against influence and manipulation of neo-colonialists

These big countries penetrate the developing countries by deploying those who obey their orders and followers to fuel problems and conflicts based on racism and religion, said Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing delivered an address at the opening ceremony of the Youth and Literary Fine Arts Festival in commemoration of the 76th Anniversary of Independence Day at Gymnasium B of Wunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.

Salient points from the speech made by the Senior General
at the opening of the Youth and Literary Fine Arts Festival

  • Small countries like Myanmar may experience deterioration if they cannot safeguard themselves.
  • Big countries applying wordings of human rights and democracy attempt to develop countries under their manipulation and influence through various means and ways.
  • It is necessary to safeguard the Union from disintegration and raise awareness so that the new generation of youths can comprehensively understand the ways and means of neo-colonialism.
  • Today’s youth and literary fine arts festival aims to let all citizens know the history of Independence Day and the Independence struggle, raise patriotic spirit among the youths and participate in nation-building tasks.

He continued to say that small countries like Myanmar may experience deterioration if they cannot safeguard themselves through collaborative efforts or may suffer the influence and manipulation of big nations.
He added that it is because those big countries applying wordings of human rights and democracy attempt to develop countries under their manipulation and influence through various means and ways.
As such, the Senior General underscored that it is necessary to safeguard the Union to be free from disintegration and raise awareness for the new generation of youths to understand the ways and means of neo-colonialists comprehensively.
According to the world’s current situation, he unveiled that non-disintegration of the Union, non-disintegration of national solidarity and perpetuation of sovereignty are the most appropriate national ambitions, goals and duties.
The Senior General noted that today’s youth and literary fine arts festival aims to let all citizens know the history of Independence Day and the Independence struggle, raise patriotic spirit among the youths and participate in nation-building tasks.
The festival is an investment for youth resources of the country to develop the whole nation, he commented.
As such, the government implements youth affairs policies to help the youth emerge as qualified citizens, adding that all have to give chances to youths for participation in the State’s development undertakings.
At the ceremony, the Senior General enjoyed songs and dance entertainment of artistes from the Fine Arts Department and the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs.

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, his wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla and dignitaries viewed round the exhibition of the festival.
Also present at the ceremony were the joint secretary of the council and wife, council members and their wives, Union-level dignitaries, Union ministers and their wives and officials.
The festival will last till 22 December, and visitors can view round the exhibition staged by ministries free of charge from 9.30 am to 4.20 pm daily, with entertainment programmes, talk shows of artistes, and sales of ethnic foods and books. — MNA/TTA

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