Town elders have to maintain the community centre building for long term existence without satisfaction in just opening the building, said member of State Administration Council Mahn Nyein Maung at the opening ceremony of the community centre built by the Department of Information and Public Relations in Pantanaw of Ayeyawady Region yesterday morning.
SAC member Mahn Nyein Maung, Union Minister for Information U Maung Maung Ohn, Chief Minister of Ayeyawady Region U Tin Maung Win and Commander of South-West Command Brig-Gen Kyi Khaing unveiled the signboard of the centre.
They visited the small museum showcasing eminent persons of Ayeyawady Region, famous pagodas, scenic beauties, products of the region, and arts and crafts, the child reading room and playground, arts room, library, computer room, gymnasium, meeting room and multipurpose hall and presented story books to readers and children.
In his speech, the SAC member stressed that town elders have to maintain the community centre building for long term existence without satisfaction in just opening the building and need to nurture children to have talented ones. The SAC member urged all to accept that the community centre must be designated as a good venue for nurturing children to be outstanding.
Union Minister for Information U Maung Maung Ohn, in his address, said that the community centres are the most appropriate venues for youths to meet each other.
Only when youth networks are wider will the centres be places to turn out the youth leaders who will serve the State in the future.
Libraries are the learning centres for youths and the people to accumulate knowledge by cutting cost and time.
The Union minister urged local people to utilize the community centre contributed by the Ministry of Information, Ayeyawady Region government and well-wishers in Pantanaw in seeking information and knowledge.
Region Chief Minister U Tin Maung Win explained development of human resources and academic measures in the region.
Union Minister U Maung Maung Ohn presented a certificate of honour for donations of furniture and computer accessories as well as 100 DVB-T2 set top boxes to the Chief Minister, 100 more DVB-T2 set top boxes for Tatmadaw families of military stations under South-West Command to Commander Brig-Gen Kyi Khaing and certificates of honour to well-wishers.
Chief Minister U Tin Maung Win donated K10 million for Kayin ethnic development and the university learning foundation to an official.
The community centre was commissioned into service as the fifth facility in the time of State Administration Council. The centre was built with K582.60 million in 2022-23 financial year.—MNA/TTA