The second day of the Youth All-Round Development Festival in Magway yesterday saw teachers and students from schools and universities of 25 townships in Magway Region filling up the scene along with curious local residents.
Attendees had the choice to browse through informative exhibits, participate in discussions, English proficiency and poem contests, view artistic movements, and even take part in drawing portraits and sculpting. Visitors also took pictures with colorful flower boards and signs in front of the Convocation Hall and observed history books on display and the freestyle poems and traditional ethnic dances performed inside.
A first-year biology student from Magway University, Ma Thin Thin Swe told reporters the festival gave her the wonderful opportunity to reunite with old friends and become more familiar with their teachers. She showed interest in the nursing exhibition by the Ministry of Health and Sports and after looking around the festival for two days, she gained new education perspectives. She said the practical experiments from the technical university is inspirational for young people and wished for more festivals of this kind to be organized.
Another guest at the festival, Daw Hnin Yu Lwin, a high school teacher escorting students from Chauk Township said she brought them here so that they may absorb civilized thoughts and literary knowledge. She said it was a positive feeling to see the festival crowded more than expected and students filling the display booths.The festival is opened from morning to evening and visitors can freely peruse books at stalls before purchasing, enjoy performances from famous artistes, and participate in the sport competitions held in the university’s campus. –Min Htet Aung (Mahn Sub-printing House) (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)