The first respect-paying ceremony of medical students who studied at Medical University (1) from 1995 to 2002 (11/95) paid homage to their faculty members at the recreation centre at the medical university yesterday.
The former students also presented the teachers with gifts after paying respects to them. They also donated cash to the university.
“Respect-paying ceremonies can only be seen in Myanmar and it is a fine tradition to preserve,” said Dr Nyunt Thein, a professor emeritus at the university.
Dr Khin Ya Wai Aung, who organized the event said it took about one and a half year to organize the ceremony and only about 100 out of the total students in the academic years were able to attend the event.
“I am glad I have the opportunity to organize it,” she said.
Some teachers were too old or too unhealthy to attend the ceremony but the former students will pay respect to them at their homes later.
A total of 240 faculty members attended the ceremony and plans are underway at least within three years.