Myanma Children’s Day was observed at Nay Pyi Taw’s Wunna Theikdi Stadium yesterday with Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye attending the event.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Union Minister expressed hope that parents will find ways to nurture children to lead better lives in Myanmar.
The Union Minister also highlighted the biography of Bogyoke Aung San, including his excellent leadership skills that brought independence to Myanmar, encouraged children to nurture love for their nation.
The Union Minister also showed his delight over the active participation of the parents in the Children’s Day ceremony.
Next, Dr. Yuzana Saw Myint gave a presentation on early childhood care and development (ECCD) starting from infancy to solely breastfeeding babies up to 6 months old, to providing nutritional supplements for six months after weaning. This was followed by presentations from Dr. Mya Thida, secretary of the Orphans Reduction and Protection Association, on the period after pregnancy and receiving sufficient nutrition for breastfeeding mothers, and on gauging childhood development by local ECCD expert Dr. May Tun Chit.
Afterwards, the entertainment section was held and singer Sumo and a child named Ma Thu Thu Han Thar sang an educational song for environmental education. The Union Minister, Deputy Minister and committee members conferred awards to children and their parents who won prizes at the ECCD measurement and physical and mental capabilities contests. Attendees then watched a live demonstration on proper handwashing.
(Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)