With the poem and story telling competitions in ethnic languages, the final day of the Children’s Literary Festival in Tachilek attracted over 40000 visitors yesterday.
Shan, Akha and Larhu ethnic school children took part in the primary and middle-school level competitions of poem and story telling in ethnic language.
“I am very happy to take part in this story telling competition. I will tell about the Fox Family story. I will also participate in this competition next year,” said Ma Pyai Thin Cho, Larhu ethnic student.
Teachers expressed delight to see poem and story telling in ethnic languages, suggesting the government to include such kind of events in next festivals.
“Ethnic children are very delighted to show off their skills in their own language. All ethnic people have their own culture. They all should participate in this events,” said Daw Nan Sein Aye, a teacher.
“I am a bit excited to participate in this poem recitation competition. This is for the first time for me. I will recite the poem “The flower vendor” by Sayargyi Min Thuwun,” said Maung Saw Muchar, Akha ethnic schoolboy.
Winners of the competitions were awarded officials and townselders.
Authors Dr. Kyaw Swa Myint, Maung Myanmar and Maung Phoe San gave literary talks yesterday and the talks was crowded with the visitors. —Tachilek District IPRD
(Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)