Chairman of State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing Attends Ceremony to Donate Cash and Books for Development of Libraries

Chairman of the State Administration Council (SAC) Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attended a ceremony to donate cash and books and periodicals for development of libraries across the nation which was held at the National Library in Nay Pyi Taw on 10 April, and delivered a speech as follows:

  • The 2019 interim census counted 46.463 million people of five years old and above. Of them, 8.1 per cent had not attended the schools at all. Moreover, 3.8 per cent of 25.169 million people of 25 years old and above have no school education, 49.47 per cent of them have reached primary and post-primary levels, 21.72 per cent have reached middle school level, 13.3 per cent have completed high school education, and 11.4 per cent are graduates.
  • The country has 330 townships and 471 towns. A total of 410 public libraries are being operated at district and township level as well as over 3,500 libraries are also being run under the assistance of Myanmar Library Foundation assistance and the arrangements of local bodies, people and community.
  • It can be seen that the country needs many more libraries. Libraries must be facilitated with necessary infrastructures, accessories and books to meet their characteristics.
  • The primary business of the State is agriculture and livestock farms being operated in rural areas. Hence, it is necessary to encourage libraries for sharing knowledge with those in the farms.
  • The government is implementing two political visions: “strengthening the genuine, disciplined multi-party democratic system” and “building the Union based on democratic and federal systems”, and two national visions: “the prosperity of the State” and “food security” in accord with the roadmap and objectives.
  • Despite publishing State-owned and private newspapers, these newspapers are less capable of reaching all parts of the nation and have fewer readers.
  • Newspapers aim to inform the people with daily events and information as quickly as possible, and it is necessary to publish newspapers to countryside at soonest.
  • If those who are able to donate books and publications to libraries frequently, it will share knowledge for the benefit of the nation. So, everybody is requested to do so.

After that, the SAC Chairman Prime Minister accepted cash, books, and publications for the development of libraries across the nation, donated by union-level organizations, ministries, and well-wishers, and then presented certificates of honour to all donors.

At the ceremony, Union-level organizations, ministries, regiments and units of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air), departmental organizations and well-wishers donated K560.0875 million and 48,357 copies of fiction and non-fiction books. At the same time, region and state governments hosted donations of K425.07795 million and 30,854 books. So, total contributions amounted to K985.16545 million and 79,211 copies of books.

Source: MWD (11-4-2024)

  • A total of 410 public libraries are being operated at district and township level as well as over 3,500 libraries are also being run under the assistance of Myanmar Library Foundation assistance and the arrangements of local bodies, people and community.
  • The primary business of the State is agriculture and livestock farms being operated in rural areas. Hence, it is necessary to encourage libraries for sharing knowledge with those in the farms.
  • Newspapers aim to inform the people with daily events and information as quickly as possible, and it is necessary to publish newspapers to countryside at soonest.
  • If those who are able to donate books and publications to libraries frequently, it will share knowledge for the benefit of the nation.
  • Departmental organizations and well-wishers donated K985.16545 million and 79,211 copies of books in total for the development of libraries across the nation.
engdate: 
Friday, April 12, 2024 - 10:15
month: 
April, 2024