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Burmese Writers' Day 1998 in New De

Subject: Burmese Writers' Day 1998 in New Delhi


Dear friends:

A Burmese "Sa-so-daw-neit" (Writers' Day) was celebrated in New Delhi on
Nov. 19, 1998. At the function, the "Saturday's Son" book, written by the
late Prime Minister of Burma, U Nu, was released, too. The book is produced
with the help of the Burmese community in New Delhi, the Irrawaddy
Publisher Ltd., and the Norweigian Burma Council. 

The daughter of the late PM, Daw Than Than Nu; two NCGUB ministers; a
former Indian ambassador to Burma; a famous Burmese-Hindi translator, U Maw
Thiri, aka, Mr. Chandra Prabhaka; an Indian Upper House member; a
Jawaharlal Nehru University-New Delhi professor; a U.S. embassy diplomat in
New Delhi; and some 60 Burmese attended the function. The venue was at the
Oxford High School, Vikaspuri, New Delhi, a renown Burmese-Indian school in
West Delhi. The news was reportedly-transmitted on the BBC Burmese Service
and the DVB Radio. 

The Writers' Day celebration followed:
The "amateur" Burmese poets, writers and followers in New Delhi read out
and shared their poems and papers; 
Some 8 Burmese children competed with their poems, whom were awarded later
at the function; and
The famous poems written by some Burmese poets, and some translated from
English were shared.

The function and celebration ended at 6:30 PM. This Day was organized by
the Burmese community in New Delhi.