YANGON - Myanmar introduced a national
youth policy to serve as a guideline for the welfare and development of young
people, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement said on
The policy came as the country marked the International Youth
Day in Nay Pyi Taw Monday.
State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi stressed the need for the
youths to get involved in education reform, saying that "We want our
country to have an education system that benefits our citizens equally
irrespective of whether they are rich or poor, from urban or rural areas."
"The progress and development of our education system must
be in line with the world. Myanmar could not go against the world trend.
Myanmar must develop as the world develops," she added.
Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat
Aye said the policy is intended to help the new generation in overcoming
various challenges by combining creative ideas with the views and experiences
of the elder persons.
He also stressed that the combination of the child development
program and the early child development measures will need the contribution of
parents and teachers, affirming the government's belief that all the young
people should enjoy equal and fair rights wherever they grew up.
The minister called for all the young people to contribute their
efforts, joining hands with the government under the theme of the International
Youth Day -- "Transforming Education".