Thursday, July 20, 2017

Prayer service for Bogyoke Aung San

 July 19, 2017
In commemoration of 70th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day, a multi-religious prayer ceremony was held as a memorial service to Bogyoke Aung San, at the residence of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor, in Bahan township, at 3:30 pm yesterday.

Firstly, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and representatives of respective faith took one-minute silence to pay tribute to Bogyoke Aung San, followed by greeting speech by State Counsellor.

Afterwards, Secretary of All Myanmar Hindu Federation U Kyaw Thu, organizer of Islamic teaching Beikman El Hajj Dr Saung Lwin Aung, Juwish religious leader U Sammy, Baha’i Faith Federation member U Shwe Thee, Yangon Catholic Church Assistant Priest John Saw Yaw Han gave words of loving kindness and prayed for General Aung San in their respective religions. And, Reverend Dr Zaw Win gave prayers.
Those present at the ceremony, spoke words of the virtues of their religious teachings, with U Lu Aye giving blessings and the ceremony came to an end. After the ceremony, State Counsellor posed for the documentary photo together with the guests.

Present at the ceremony were Dr Shwe Hlwan, wife of Vice-President U Henry Van Thio, Union Minister for State Counsellor Office Ministry U Kyaw Tint Swe, Deputy for the Ministry of President’s Office U Min Thu, responsible personnel from multi-religious foundation and invited guests.
Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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