A story telling session in ethnic languages was included on the second day of Children’s Literary Festival (Bago) yesterday.
The story telling session in ethnic language was conducted by ethnic nationals living in Bago Region consisting of Kayah, Kayin, Asho Chin, Mon, PaO and Shan. The story were told in ethnic national languages first and then a Myanmar translation was provided.
Ministry of Information, Ministry of Education and relevant state/region governments were conducting children’s literature festivals with the aims of making children spend more time reading books and make them life-long learners, acquire the habit of doing things together while participating in the festival and to become knowledgeable and learned youngster who’ll eventually lead the country.
Also with the cooperation and participation of ethnic nationals and peoples, recitation and reading of ethnic national language poems and stories, displays of cultural practices were also included to develop and maintain ethnic languages and cultures. — Nway Ingyin (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)