The 4th Rakhine National Day was celebrated at Thiri Mingalar Hall in Bandoola Park, Maungdaw Township yesterday morning.
Present at the ceremony were Rakhine State Hluttaw representatives, officials from the department in the district, the Rakhine National Party chairman, members and more than 10,000 locals.
After the Rakhine Mingala Royal Drum corps opened the ceremony by reciting an ode, local participants observed a minute of silence to pay respect to past Rakhine ethnic leaders.
U Maung Ohn, the alternative chairman, delivered the opening address and U Khin Maung Than, the chairman of Rakhine National Party, read the messages sent to the ceremony. The representatives of Rakhine State Hluttaw U Kyaw Saw Oo (Sittway), Thu Myat (MahaAungMyay) and Thar Hla (Yathedaung) conducted a paper reading session of the ceremony.
Afterward, the most outstanding students in Maungdaw during the 2015-2016 and 2016- 2017 academic years were presented honorary awards. The department of information and public relations also hosted a book exhibition and served the audience with cold drinks.
Maung Sein Lwin, Aung Kyaw Sein (Maungtaw)