21 November 2019
Myanmar Philosophy Association celebrated World Philosophy Day 2019 at Arts Assembly Hall of Yangon University on Thursday.
Proclaimed by UNESCO, the World Philosophy Day was first celebrated on November 21st 2002. And the Day has been celebrated worldwide since 2005. The aim of holding the annual World Philosophy Day is to endure value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual.
Myanmar has celebrated World Philosophy Day since 2014 and this year, it’s celebrated under the theme “Culture of Peace and Non-violence”.
Secretary, Myanmar Philosophy Association, Myint Swe said “This is to spread knowledge on philosophy in Myanmar and to develop people’s thought and views on the current situation of the country. We have many activities for today including reading of the UNESCO’s message and talks on this year’s theme. We hold workshop, talks and discussions and people’s interest in philosophy is growing. I believe this year’s theme is very important for Myanmar. We need to work together to accomplish the goals, peace and non-violence.”
Attendees shared their thoughts and called for efforts for peace and non-violence in the country.
General Secretary, Myanmar Psychological Association, Hla Myint said “I’m very pleased that Myanmar Philosophy association organizes this kind of event annually. We need to see more people’s participation to develop it. Our psychological association also conducts many kinds of training, workshop and seminar to improve the people’s interest.”
National Literature Award Winner, Mya Win said “I’d be a chair person for today’s talks. It’s great to see many enthusiasts here to celebrate and discuss the importance of philosophy. Philosophy is the study of the nature of reality and existence, of what is possible to know, and of right and wrong behavior. And it’s great to see that people’s interest in philosophy is growing.”
Hundreds of people including those from youth associations, intellectuals and enthusiasts attended the event.
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