Would that Yangon University Campus had been out of hibernation, always! : Writer Ponnya Khin

At the Youth All-Round Development Festival which commenced to be held today, the talk show titled “Youths in Pursuit of Arts,” was attended by youths. At the talk show presented by youth director Aung Myat and writer Ponnya Khin, youths took part in discussions attentively. The place nearby Thit Poke Pin Tree where rare books were exhibited and the other place in which photos of prominent writers were shown are being crowded with youths. Many are gathering in front of national lad and lass statues to take photographs. And, myriads of youths are going to and fro in front of showrooms for job opportunity before the Yangon University of Economics, whereas many are walking in front of showrooms for sharing knowledge along the Adipadi Road. At the Youth All-Round Development Festival which commenced to be held today, the talk show titled “Youths in Pursuit of Arts,” was attended by youths. At the talk show presented by youth director Aung Myat and writer Ponnya Khin, youths took part in discussions attentively. The place nearby Thit Poke Pin Tree where rare books were exhibited and the other place in which photos of prominent writers were shown are being crowded with youths. Many are gathering in front of national lad and lass statues to take photographs. And, myriads of youths are going to and fro in front of showrooms for job opportunity before the Yangon University of Economics, whereas many are walking in front of showrooms for sharing knowledge along the Adipadi Road. Here are some interviews with those concerned from MNA.

Writer Ponnya Khin  (leading negotiator—under the title of youths in pursuit of Arts)It is just a talk show. While pursuing academic learning, an itching desire occurs to some youths. At that time, which kinds of hardship do they have? And, do their environments support their aspiration to develop? How will we make the youths develop artistic spirits while learning in class rooms? How will we encourage their hobbies? We will recount our experiences as to how we had overcome difficulties encountered as an artist. We want to hear their voices too. As for those present at the talk show, they can discuss and ask questions concerning what they want to know. We will give our replies. We hope the authorities concerned will come to know difficulties of youths to fulfill their needs. On seeing Yangon University Campus crowded with people, I assume it became alive more than ever. I would like Yangon University Campus to be active with youths’ activities, all the time. By observing such celebrations the event seems to be the one which will beautify YUC. Would that the event had left a good result for the University and the youths. Youth director Aung Myat  (leading negotiator—under the title of youths in pursuit of Arts) At the invitation of the writer Ponnya Khin, I came here to discuss as to what a youth’s concept towards the art is and how much the arts is connected with youths and how much it is important. “Arts” is not the line that divides ages. It is the subject concerned with the whole planet. Anyone can appreciate it. It is beneficial to have arranged such events as we had a chance to express that not only the old but also the young can take part in the event. Being a youth, I myself have more opportunities more than ever.

Daw Aye Aye Lwin, (head of the department—social welfare department, Yangon)(drug Rehabilitation centre—showroom)Drugs are spreading among youths. Some do not know how to heal drug-addicts if youths are addicted to drugs. It can be cured for two weeks at the psychiatric hospital in Ywathagyi. After treatment at the hospital, it is required to give physical and spiritual rehabilitation to get rid of minds desirous of returning to former condition.  In the past, trainees were not accepted due to the difficulties of accommodation. Now arrangements are underway to accept trainees. Vocational trainings will be taught them from the centre. For this aim, we took part in the festival.

U Kyaw Khaing Win (Sarpay Beikman- Librarian) (Exhibition on rare books) Sarpay Beikman under the Ministry of Information arranged to include the exhibition in the festival. Rare books belonging to past 5 decades which cannot be found have been shown for the public to study and read. Books in the reign of Prime Minister U Nu which were published by Sarpay Beikman, books on social cultural and scientific matters over 50 years ago as well as magazines, encyclopedias, Pyithu Letswe Sarzin, published from 1952 to 1959 from Sarpay Beikman are being exhibited. U Kyaw Shin Naung (Assistant Director, National Museum Yangon) This showroom was opened by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, showing costumes, traditional musical instruments, traditional food, costumes and statues of 8 national ethnic groups are being showed. It has also been arranged for visitors to be able to take photographs in front of the lawn with costumes of 8 national ethnic groups and their statues. It is designed for youths and children to be well convinced of cultural heritages of national people. I assume unity spirit and habits of cooperation will develop in youths. U Than Soe (Chief Editor Opportunity Journal) In the festival companies were invited to take part so that youths hunting for jobs can know which kinds of companies are calling jobs, by linking with 32 companies. By visiting the exhibition, youths will come to know what preparations thy need to make. U Thein Soe (Thein Soe—Thiha Yadanar)Showroom for photos of remarkable writers Especially youths will come to take part in the festival, so we arranged like this for youths to have ever seen photos of writers of yester-years—from 1880 till now.

 

 

Yi Yi Myint, Ohnmar Thant 

 

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