9 September 2018
A commemoration ceremony for the 2018 International Literacy Day was held in Yangon on Saturday.
It was organized by the Literacy and Regional Development Volunteers Association, hoping to increase the literacy rate in the country.
This is the fourth time celebration of the association for International Literacy Day under the theme of “Literacy and Skills Development”.
Chairman, Literacy & Regional Development Volunteers Association, Myo Thant said “Our association was formed in 2014, aiming to provide in education and health sectors as well as the other social responsibilities nationwide. So, we are implementing the activities such as providing free courses, healthcare services, opening libraries and also conducting the educative talks and development tasks in the rural areas.”
The Association also organized the article and essay writing competition to mark the International Literacy Day and the prize winners were awarded at the event.
Winner, Aung Aung said “I participated in the article competition with the topic of "why all the people need to literate". It highlights the importance of literacy for their life. And I got the 3rd prize.”
Winner, Oggar Lin Han said “I got the first prize in essay competition. I read a lot of books and essays to compete and got a prize. My essay described that today a reader and tomorrow a leader because I want to encourage all the people for improving the reading habits.”
The International Literacy Day falls on every 8th September of the year.