Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award group holds meeting

Meeting of 2019 Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award held in Yangon yesterday. Photo: Hla Moe
Meeting of 2019 Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award held in Yangon yesterday. Photo: Hla Moe

Meeting (1/2020) of the 2019 Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award group was held at the Printing and Publishing Department building on Theinbyu Road, Yangon, yesterday.
U Ohn Myint (Maung Yint Mar-Kyaung Gone), Chairman of the Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Selection Committee, delivered the opening speech.
Next, members of the selection committee discussed relieving policies in the selection process, category review, selection system and necessary amendments to the prize amount.
U Ohn Myint said they aim to elevate the significance of the award, as the Union Minister for Information has also agreed on. He said this year’s award amount will be K1.5 million.
The Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award selects short and long novels, poems, general knowledge, literature, culture, children’s literature, youth literature, political, drama, English, and translation genres and publish them as public issues.—Moon U Nadi (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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