11 December 2017
The grand final event and awarding ceremony of 2017 peace music festival supervised by Ministry of Information, supporting nation peace process was held Sunday night at People’s Park, Dagon Township Yangon. Union Ministers and their wives, Yangon Region Chief Minister and wife, Region Hluttaw Speaker un and Deputy Speaker, cabinet member ministers and their wives, departmental officials, invited guests and music lovers were in attendance.
Before the competition started, donors and well-wishers handed over the cash for holding the festival successfully to the Director General of Myanma Radio and Television (MRTV) who accepted the cash and returned the certificates of honors to the donors. In the competition, Phyu Hla, a singer from Sittway competed with the song of composer Kai Zar “U Ma Kwe Theik Ma Pyet”, Kyu Kyu Khaing from Kalay competed with the song of composer Shwe Tai Nyunt “Thiri Yadana”, Sa Paung from Hpa-An competed with the song of composer Kaung Zaw “Sit Ma Pyit Nae” and May Thu Kyaw from Yangon competed with the song of composer Naung Naung (SF) “Chuin Chet Ma Shi”.
Then, the winner, May Thu Kyaw (PMF10) was awarded 30 million kyats and the first runner up; Kyu Kyu Khaing (PMF09) was awarded 20 million kyats by Union Minister Dr Pe Myint. The second runner up, Phyu Hla (PMF03) was awarded 10 million kyats and the third runner up, Sa Paung (PMF07) was awarded 5 million kyats by Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein.
The seven consolation winners were awarded 3 million kyats each by the officials. The Peace Music Festival was supervised by Ministry of Information and held by MRTV across the nation with the aim of arousing public awareness and support of and cooperation in the national reconciliation, the national unity, the internal peace and the democratic federal state.