A horticultural awards ceremony, in commemoration of the 63rd Kayin State Day, was held in Hpa-an, Kayin State yesterday.
Kayin State Chief Minister Daw Nan Khin Htwe Myint delivered the opening speech at the ceremony. This was followed by Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung, Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs Nai Thet Lwin, Mon State Chief Minister Dr. Aye Zan, Kayin State Hluttaw Speaker U Saw Chit Khin, and Chief Justice of the Kayin State High Court U Saw San Lin, who presented awards to the winners of the horticultural contest.
The horticultural contest was held to promote the agricultural sector in the state, and saw the participation of 341 farmers from townships throughout the state. Officials presented over 131 prizes, worth Ks 3.5 million, to the winners.
To mark this year’s Kayin State Day, arrangements have been made to have 37 games including traditional pole climbing, and traditional boxing matches for five consecutive days.
Kayin State Day falls on 7th November.
According to the historical record, 11 Kayin racial groups have been living in Kayin State together with other ethnic groups.
—Nay Myo Lwin (IPRD)/(Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)