A mass walk event, one of the activities of Youth All-Round Development Festival, was held yesterday morning at the entrance (Adipati Road) to Yangon University, Kamayut Township, Yangon. Union Minister for Information and chairman of the Youth All-Round Development Festival Leading Committee Dr Pe Myint, festival leading committee member Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi, heads of government departments, teachers and students from universities, sports schools under Department of Sports and Physical Education, basic education schools and sports lovers enthusiastically participated in the event.
People who wanted to participate in the event started to show up at the Adipati Road entrance of Yangon University around 5 a.m. At 6 a.m, festival leading committee chairman Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint fired off the starting pistol to begin the mass walk.
Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint and Union Minister Dr. Myo Theing Gyi then led the department heads, teachers and students from universities, sports schools under Department of Sports and Physical Education, basic education schools wearing T-shirts with Youth All-Round Development Festival logo on a mass walk along Pyay Road, Inya Road and University Avenue around the Yangon University.
At the Adipati Road finishing line in Yangon University, the mass walk participants were provided with refreshments and the day’s issues of Myanma Alin and Kyaemon newspapers.
Youth All-Round Development Festival is being held from December 1 to 3 and involves youth debates, talks, English ability competitions, youth discussions, meeting with young artists, technical exhibits, rare books display, photo and history show of distinguished writers and authors, book sales, singing, dancing, playing musical instruments, sports, recreational and competitive activities.
Inventions by universities are also shown in display booths while job fairs and youth food stalls are included as part of the festival and entrance is free for all. Youth All-Round Development Festival was jointly organized by Ministry of Information, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Sports and Health and Yangon Region government with an aim for youths to share information, knowledge, experience and morality and for future Myanmar society to be established with the good views and thoughts of the youth.