Thursday, July 20, 2017

Martyrs’ Day in Mandalay and nationwide

July 19, 2017
The Regional Government of Mandalay commemorated the 70th Martyrs’ Day in Mandalay Town Hall yesterday. The Sangha Chairman of Mandalay Region, Sayadaw Baddantha Wisseita Biwantha and other esteemed monks received ‘soon’ offerings at the town hall.

The commemoration event was attended by Mandalay Chief Minister Dr Zaw Myint Maung and his wife Dr Yu Yu May, other region ministers of Mandalay, Hluttaw representatives, representatives of political parties, city elders and other invited guests. The attendees all received the five precepts from the presiding Sayadaw.

Another commemoration for Martyrs’ Day was held in Mandalay’s Mandalar Thiri Stadium. Attendees saluted the flag of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Bogyoke Aung San and the fallen heroes by remaing silent for two minutes. Afterwards, Mandalay Chief Minister Dr Zaw Myint Maung, Commander of the Central Command Major General Win Bo Shein, members of political parties and the general public set down wreaths of flowers in honour of the martyrs.

This was followed by the Chief Minister and entourage touring the art exhibition for Martyrs’ Day organized by the Mandalay Region Information and Public Relations Department.

In other parts of the country, Myanmar workers paused at 10:37am in order to remember the assassination of Gen. Aung San and eight other leaders 70 years ago.

In Yangon yesterday morning, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi laid a wreath at the tombs of the fallen martyrs.

Tin Maung Sub-Printing House

Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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