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June 23, 2018

70th Anniversary of Martyrs’ Day convening Central Committee holds First Coordination Meeting

Vice President U Myint Swe addresses the 1st coordination meeting of 70th Anniversary of Martyrs’ Day convening central committee. Photo: MNA

Vice President U Myint Swe, Patron of the 70th Anniversary of martyrs’ day convening Central Committee addressed the first coordination meeting held at the meeting hall of the Office of the President in Nay Pyi Taw held at 9:30 am yesterday.
At the meeting, the Vice President said, “With a view to awakening patriotism in youths and so as not to forget the gratitude of the fallen martyrs who had sacrificed their lives for Independence, martyrs’ day ceremonies are held annually. The 70th Anniversary of martyrs’ day convening Central Committee and working committeeshad been formed in accordance with Notification 49/2017 dated 12th June 2017 issued by the Office of the President. Sub-committees for respective works are to be formed for the success of the ceremony.”
The Vice President added, “In taking responsibility for security, it needs to be performed with extreme care systematically. And, it is of great importance for all the people to know the facts about martyrs’ day on which the Father of Myanmar’s Independence and other national leaders were assassinated. Articles, news features and interviews on Martyrs’ day, Bogyoke Aung San’s historic speeches, songs about martyrs’ day and documentary films should be produced and disseminated. Only then will our posterity be able to know about martyrs who gave up their lives for the country and to protect the Independence and sovereignty of the nation. The Bogyoke Aung San Museum will be opened for the public to observe and regard Bogyoke as the model for youths to emulate.
Concerted efforts must be made in every way for convening the 70th Anniversary of Martyrs’ day successfully and meaningfully.”
Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko, Chairman of the 70th anniversary of Martyrs’ day convening Central Committee explained about the formation of the central committee, working committees and sub-committees, with matters relating to the convening  of the 70th Anniversary of martyrs’ day clarified by Mayor of Yangon City UMaungMaungSoe, Secretary of the Central Committee.
Following that, Central Committee Members, deputy minister U Kyaw Tin, Maj-Gen Aung Soe, U SoeRel, member of the UEC, Permanent Secretaries, Acting Permanent Secretary U Tun On, joint secretary of the central committee, working committee members and responsible officials explained respectively.
Finally, Vice President U MyintSwe gave concluding remarks regarding the explanations given followed by the conclusion of the meeting.—Myanmar News Agency


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