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The Second Book Report Contest Held to Offer an Opportunity for a Greater Number of Children to Nurture their Spirit
April 20, 2020
Panasonic launched a book report contest in 2018 hoping to offer children in the Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar an opportunity to nurture their spirit and develop their thinking skills. Approximately 4,000 students from 41 middle and high schools participated in the second round of the contest. The contest is held as part of the Off-grid Solutions Project aiming to help children in Myanmar develop sound ethics.
The assigned book was a Burmese translation of An Untrapped Sunao Mind - What Konosuke Matsushita Wanted to Teach to Middle School Students, an introduction to Konosuke Matsushita's philosophy. It simply explains the mindset required for business success and inner happiness that our founder, Konosuke Matsushita acquired over his lifetime. The second contest focused on "Thinking about war" and "The development of space and humanity's mission," the themes included in the second half of the book.
The nine best reports were selected and the awards ceremony was held on January 17, 2020. The ceremony was attended by some 70 people, including the prize winners, their families, school teachers, members of the educational office for the Ayeyarwady Region, and other guests. Prize winners were awarded a certificate of commendation and prizes including a solar power storage system.
Panasonic will continue to hold the contest by using books written about Konosuke Matsushita to pass on the right things to do and rules of society to as many children as possible.