December 14, 2017

All-Round Youth Development Festival proves great success

Thitpokpin or the landmark tree of Yangon University see more visitors and more activities on the final day.  Photo: MNA
Thitpokpin or the landmark tree of Yangon University see more visitors and more activities on the final day.  Photo: MNA

The final day or the third day of the All-Round Youth Development Festival saw more visitors than the previous two days as it fell on Sunday, a public holiday and the 97th birthday anniversary of Yangon University founded in 1920.
Near the old dried tree renowned as Thitpokpin, was a stage show where visitors, especially student youths were enjoying the songs performed by famous vocalists.
Another interesting venue for students was the book show in front of the Science Hall near the tree held in conjunction with poem reciting events and the display of rare books and photos of famous writers.
In the afternoon, the festival was enlivened with English proficiency competitions, extempore talks, literary talks, folk games and sports activities for pure fun, Myanmar traditional performing arts shows, portrait drawing events, cartoon shows, caricature events. The festival also shared knowledge on ethnic traditional costumes and cuisines, landmarks through photos and video shows, quiz shows, IT facilities and innovations of youths.
A large number of people were strolling on the Adipati or Chancellor Road visiting the educative booths on narcotic drugs, anti-child abandonment and other subjects, and the special youth exhibition alongside a number of funfairs and game events.
Yangon City Development Committee also joined in the festival with posters on garbage cleaning programs. The tree-day festival was a success as a very large number of people, especially youths came to it not only as visitors but also as the active participants. —Myanmar News Agency

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