10 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - A Myanmar traditional boat-rowing competition was flagged off at 10 am on 9 September in Meiktila Town as part of the 136th Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Buddha Pujaniya Festival, and attracted huge crowds from nearby towns and villages and visitors from across the country.
District Administrator U Thet Lwin explained the objective behind celebrating the event.
The Phaung Daw Oo pagoda festival in Meiktila Town has been thronged with spectators since the first day of the competition. The final round of the boat race will take place at the end of the festival, and officials will award prizes to winning teams. —Chan Thar (Meiktila)
(Translated by La Wonn)