The 72nd Anniversary Union Day State flag raising ceremony was held at the Independence Monument in Yangon, Kyauktada Township, Maha Bandoola Park yesterday morning at 7 a.m.
First, the military parade column representing Yangon Command and Myanmar Police Force band took their respective positions in front of the Independence Monument and saluted the Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein. Next, the Yangon Region Chief Minister along with the military parade column and attendees saluted the stage flag as the Myanmar Police Force band played the national anthem.
Thereafter, the Yangon Region Chief Minister read the Union Day message sent by President U Win Myint, after which the ceremony came to a close. Present at the ceremony were Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, Yangon Region Hluttaw Speaker U Tin Maung Tun, Yangon Command Commander Maj-Gen Thet Pone, Yangon Region High Court Chief Judge U Hla Aye, Yangon Region Hluttaw Deputy Speaker, Yangon Region government ministers, Yangon Region Advocate, Yangon Region Auditor, high ranking Tatmadaw officers, Yangon Region Hluttaw representatives, political parties, departmental personnel, members of civil society organisations, ethnic nationals, students and members of the public from districts and townships.
— Thant Sin Win
(Translated by Zaw Min)