Chairman of the Work Committee for Holding the All-Round Youth Development Festival (Mandalay) Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun, together with the Mandalay Region Minister for Municipal Affairs and Mandalay City Mayor Dr. Ye Lwin, inspected the University of Mandalay’s premises where decorations and preparations to the buildings and sports fields, stage for ceremonies and events, exhibit booths and stalls are set up for the festival.
There are 280 exhibit booths and stalls set up for the festival that will showcase various items from government departments, associations, regional universities and colleges, and books from Yangon and from within Mandalay. The All-Round Youth Development Festival will include sporting activities such as volleyball, tug-of-war, htote-see-htoe (a Myanmar game combining elements of hopscotch and tag), pillow fights, endurance tests, gunny sack race, three-legged race, basketball and demonstrations of wushu, gymnastics, karate, taekwondo, and chinlone (cane ball). There will also be booths for science exhibits and job opportunities.
MRTV, together with famous musicians Iris Zin Mar Myint, Ringo, Yone Lay, J Maung Maung, Mi Mi Win Pe, and vocalists who won the Peace Music Festival awards will perform every day of the All-Round Youth Development Festival, once in the morning from 10am to 12pm, and once in the evening from 3pm to 5pm.
Additionally, on 11 August, the State Counsellor and twenty student representatives from Mandalay Region’s universities and colleges will have a literary talk in the University of Mandalay’s convocation hall. On 12 August, a morning walk will be held at 5am with 2,500 participants.
The festival will be open from 9am to 5pm on all days and will include English-language competitions, Myanmar ad lib and poetry contests, youth talks, recreational sporting events, sport demonstrations, science fair exhibits, booths for job opportunities, awareness raising exhibits, programmes for reducing and protecting orphans, seminars and stage plays.