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November 20, 2018

71st Anniversary Union Day State Flag raising ceremony held in Nay Pyi Taw

Vice President U Myint Swe reads the message sent from President U Htin Kyaw to 71st Anniversary Union Day celebration . Photo: MNA
Vice President U Myint Swe reads the message sent from President U Htin Kyaw to 71st Anniversary Union Day celebration . Photo: MNA

The 2018 71st Anniversary Union Day State flag hoisting and saluting ceremony was held in front of the Nay Pyi Taw City Hall yesterday morning, where 71st Anniversary Union Day Convening Central Committee chairman Vice-President U Myint Swe read a Union Day message sent by the President.
The 71st Anniversary Union Day was held with the four aims of perpetuation and awareness of the Union spirit, to successfully build internal peace with the unity of ethnic nationals, to build a Democratic Federal Republic through the Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong and to ensure the economic development of the entire Union by encouraging the growth of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
The flag raising was held at 5:30 am when the state flag hoisting team, along with members of national races, raised the flag of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
Departmental personnel, social service organisations staffs, ethnic nationals and invited guest participating in the flag ceremony took their respective places at 5 am.
The State flag saluting ceremony was held at 7 am, when the Tatmadaw (Army, Navy, Air) Guard of Honor marched into the square in front of Nay Pyi Taw City Hall to take up their places.
Next, the 71st Anniversary Union Day Convening committee chairman Vice-President took the salute of the Guard of Honour.
Afterwards, the Vice-President and those in attendance saluted the state flag, while the national anthem was played by the Guard of Honour.
Vice-President U Myint Swe then read the Union Day message sent by President U Htin Kyaw, after which the ceremony came to a close.
The ceremony was attended by Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker, Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker, Union ministers, Union Attorney — General, Union Auditor General, Union Civil Service Board Chairman, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman, Central Bank of Myanmar Governor, Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Chairman, Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman, high ranking Tatmadaw officers from the Commander-in-Chief’s (army) Office, Union Supreme Court judges, Nay Pyi Taw Command commander, deputy ministers, Deputy Attorney — General, states/
regions ethnic affairs ministers, Hluttaw representatives, heads of departments, departmental personnel, ethnic national cultural troupes, family members of Tatmadaw regiments based in the Nay Pyi Taw council area, members of social service organisations, representatives of ethnic nationals and invited guests. — Myanmar News Agency

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