The fifth Annual Ceremony of Taw Bayar Lay literary Award held

Award winning book by Ngwe Zin Yaw Oo
Winning book by the late author Moe Hein (Thar Journal Gyaw)

Taryar Waiyan (Yangon), January 16, 2011

The fifth annual ceremony of Taw Bayar Lay literary award was held at the home of the author Taw Bayar Lay (deceased) on Shwe Dagon pagoda road, at 10 am, yesterday morning. As the permit to host the ceremony in other places was not granted by authority concerned, the event has been, since the third time, organized in cramped conditions of his home.

The guest writers

Maung Lwin Mon (kathar) acted as master of ceremonies and Saya Htet Myet read the report of the literary award scrutinizing body.

Saya Htet Myet, Saya Maung Lwin Mon (kathar)

“We did not invite anybody. Our fellow writers and friends heard the news and attended. To give Taw Bayar Lay literary award, we only choose the books that are published with the permission of government censorship board, and that agree with the criteria of award selecting team. We hope that we will be, in coming years, able to hold the ceremony in more comfortable places, like a hotel,” said Saya Htet Myet.


Saya Htet Myet, Daw Day Wi

Saya Maung Lwin Mon announced the award winners.

Saya Lin Htin and Daw Khin May, Saya Kyi Naing

In the ceremony, “Moe Twe Your Nay Tae,” a collection of short stories by Ngwe Zin Yaw Oo (Moegoat) (Sait Ku Cho Cho publishing house/first edition in 2010), was awarded the best for short story category and a prize went to the non-fiction article collection by Saya Moe Hein “Sima Htoe Kwei Mapit Panar Masat Thou Taw Naing The” (Thiha Yatanar publishing home/ first edition on 10.12.2010).

Daw Than Than Tin, Daw Kyi Kyi Nu (wife of U Moe Hein)

Saya Magyi Daw Than Than Tin, a member of award selecting committee, presented the review of Ngwe Zin Yaw Oo’s book ‘Moe Twe Your Nay Tae”.

U Hla Shwe and the author Arnt Maung, Zaw Naung (poet)

The review of the article collection book by Moe Hein (Thar Journal Gyaw) was read by the poet Zaw Naung from prize selecting body.

Saya Arnt Maung, awarding the prize to Daw Than Than Tin, who accepted on behalf of Ngwe Zin Yaw Oo.

Daw Khin May, presenting the award to Daw Kyi Kyi Nu, the wife of literary prize winner U Moe Hein.

In the ceremony, Saya Arnt Maung awarded the prize to Daw Than Than Tin, on behalf Ngwe Zin Yaw Oo, who could not attend it. The prize for Saya Moe Hein (Thar Journal Gyaw) was given to his wife Daw Kyi Kyi Nu by Daw Khin May, the wife of Taw Bayar Lay.

Saya U Win Tin, giving a speech.

In the ceremony, giving the titles such as, “ The Politician Taw Bayar Lay, The Author Taw Bayar Lay, Taw Bayar lay is really human,” Saya U Win Tin recounted the experience that he and Taw Bayar Lay went through together.

Daw Khin May (wife of Taw Bayar Lay)

Finally, Taw Bayar Lay U Aung Zay’s wife Daw Khin May delivered the closing speech and gave presents to members of award selecting committee. The guests were also served with lunch, and the ceremony ended successfully.