THE 32nd Anniversary of the Information and Public Relations Department (IPRD) was held at the Ministry of Information in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The ceremony was attended by Union Minister U Maung Maung Ohn, Deputy Minister U Ye Tint, Permanent Secretary U Myo Myint Maung, departmental heads, region/state/district IPRD officials and outstanding staff.
During the event, the Union Minister said it will keep carrying out work plans reviewing the good and weak points facing in completed operations of the previous year. There are 435 IPRD offices across the nation and the department is a direct communication hub of media to the public.
The year 2022 is an unusual year for IPRD as it receives significant achievements. It successfully held Youth and Literature Festival commemorating the Diamond Jubilee Union Day in 2022 and Variety Show with the participation of artistes from movie, theatrical and music fields marking the Diamond Jubilee Independence Day, Youth and Literary Arts Festival, photo contests and essay competitions marking Diamond Jubilee Independence Day in Nay Pyi Taw.
Moreover, the training course on Digital Library Management System (DLMS) was launched to upgrade into a digital library system last year and a total of 553 courses including books, journals renting services with a digital system, news report, budget and capacity building were conducted. The staff should make efforts to achieve proper skills through the capacity building training sessions.
The Union minister also added that it needs unity for the activities of the Ministry of Information and the staff should work in unity. They also should make efforts to apply the media effectively for the public to overcome the challenges with unity and abilities.
Then, the permanent secretary and departmental officials gave awards to the outstanding staff in news reporting, photo shooting, management and other sectors.
Deputy Minister also presented first, second, third and special awards to district offices for district-level news broadcasting.
Afterwards, the Union minister gave township-level, district-level and region/state-level best performance awards to the respective offices.
The ceremony was concluded after a video clip of IPRD was played.