November 05, 2016

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Children’s Literature Festival held in Nay Pyi Taw

Union Minister Dr Pe Myint presents a prize to the winner of the story telling contest at the Children’s Literature Festival.
Union Minister Dr Pe Myint presents a prize to the winner of the story telling contest at the Children’s Literature Festival.

The Children’s Literature Festival and Book Fair was held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, attracting children and teachers.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the festival organized by the Ministry of Information at the Myanmar International Convention Centre-2, Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint expressed hope that children would learn something while enjoying the festival.
In addition, the union minister pointed out that knowledge gained in childhood lasts a lifetime, especially for children who are so delicate and sensitive to their surroundings. Children can learn many good lessons from children’s literature, he said. It was his wish that this day would be remembered for the rest of their lives, he added.
He also urged all festival participants to create a favorable environment for children.
At the festival Students from No 5 Basic Education High School and No 1 Basic Education High School entertained the audience with songs titled “Children’s Literature Festival” and “Myanmar School”.
A first children’s literature festival was held earlier this year in Yangon, featuring reading sessions, forums, book fairs and funfairs for children attracting thousands of people.
Teachers and students from public schools in Nay Pyi Taw as well as those from private schools participates in the festival.
Various entertainment programs were arranged at the festival with the aim of making children happy. The Union Minister also said Children would see many books at the festival in both their tongue and in English, with the hope of attracting their attention because of the title or the cover illustration.

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