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April 20, 2019

2019 Union Day coord meeting held

Vice President U Myint Swe, Chairman of the 72nd Anniversary of the Union Day Convening Central Committee, addresses the coordination meeting in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA
Vice President U Myint Swe, Chairman of the 72nd Anniversary of the Union Day Convening Central Committee, addresses the coordination meeting in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

U Myint Swe, Vice President and Chairman of the 2019 72nd Anniversary Union Day Convening Central Committee addressed the central committee co-ordination meeting held at the Office of the President yesterday.
The Central Committee Chairman Vice President U Myint Swe said the day’s meeting was held for the successful organizing and holding of the 2019 72nd Anniversary Union Day. The 2019 72nd Anniversary Union Day Convening Central Committee was formed with 14 members by the Office of the President on 23 November 2018 to successfully observe the day in accordance with five national aims and full political essence. An 18 member management committee and 14 sub-committees were also formed. The five national objectives of the 2019 72nd Anniversary Union Day are to protect and defend sovereignty for non-disintegration of the Union and unity of ethnic nationals through collective strength of all the ethnic nationals, striving toward establishment of a Constitution that is in accord with a democratic federal union, successful implementation of internal peace process from Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong, strive towards rule of law and for the safety and security of the people through the unity of all citizens and for the people to have good education and adequate health care services.
As the Union Day event was a national level ceremony everything must be complete from all sides and must be held in accord with the national objectives towards the main aims of unity of ethnic nationals and peace. To successfully conduct the 72nd Anniversary Union Day event, management committee and sub-committees are to take lessons from review of last year and work together to make this year the best.
Looking back at history, independence was achieved after Bogyoke Aung San and ethnic national leaders hold the Panglong conference of 12 February 1947 and signed the Panglong Agreement in unity. The Union Day that depicts the unity of ethnic national brothers and sisters have been held every year and this is the 72nd year.
Everyone knew that due to armed conflicts after independence our country lagged behind in development compared to other countries in the region. If we were able to establish internal peace which is the desire of all the people our country can stand proudly in the world for sure.
To create a democratic federal union in the future, Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong has been held for three sessions already.
All are to work together with the Government, Hluttaw, Tatmadaw, ethnic national organizations, armed groups, political parties, civil society organizations and all in the national reconciliation and peace process implemented by the State for the establishment of a peaceful and flourishing democratic federal union.
Myanmar is a union that has many ethnic nationals, languages, culture, traditions and beliefs. Ethnic nationals living in different geographical locations are to maintain their cultural heritages and traditions so that they are not lost.
That is why the cultures and traditions of ethnic nationals were protected, maintained and shown on Union Day for future generation to know and not to be forgotten.
The 2019 72nd Anniversary Union Day event will be held in two parts. The first part, morning session will have flag hoisting ceremony and reading of messages. The evening session will be a dinner party and entertainment programme.
The 14 sub-committees are required to coordinate and conduct their duties and responsibilities systematically so that the two parts are implemented to surpass the implementation of the past years.
For the people to know the essence of the national aims set by the 2019 72nd Anniversary Union Day Convening Central Committee, arrangements are to be made for state-owned media like radio, television, newspaper and periodicals to broadcast and publish entertainment and informative programmes.
Sub-committees are to have Plan A as well as Plan B for all matters related to holding of 72nd Anniversary Union Day. In order to successfully hold the Union Day ceremony with full political essence all are urged to work together to make this year the best based on past years experiences.
Open discussion of committee and sub-committee wise status of works conducted, difficulties faced and suggestions are encouraged said the Vice President in conclusion.
Next 72nd Anniversary Union Day Convening Management Committee Chairman Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman Dr. Myo Aung and committee joint secretary Nay Pyi Taw municipal committee permanent secretary U Myo Aung explained about forming of sub-committees, status of work conducted in previous years and preparations made for this year.
Afterwards, officials from sub-committees explained about sub-committee wise work status. Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman Dr. Myo Aung and Nay Pyi Taw Council member Col. Min Naung provided additional discussions on work processes for successful holding of the 72nd Anniversary Union Day.
The Vice President gave his suggestions and comments to ensure proper coordination after which he gave his closing remarks.
The meeting was also attended by the following persons: Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko, Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing, Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Union Minister for Planning and Finance U Soe Win, Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs Nai Thet Lwin, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman Dr. Myo Aung, Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun Nay Pyi Taw Council members Col. Min Naung and U Aung Myin Tun, Nay Pyi Taw Command deputy commander Brig-Gen Maung Maung, Permanent Secretaries, Directors General, senior Tatmadaw officers, Deputy Chief of Myanmar Police Force and departmental officials.— MNA

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