February 10, 2017

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General Aung San’s monuments, memorials in Yangon draw record crowds

 Martyrs’ Mausoleum, the Secretariat and Bogyoke Aung San Museum were thronged with visitors on the 69th Martyrs’ Day in Yangon.  Photo: Zaw Gyi (Panita)
Martyrs’ Mausoleum, the Secretariat and Bogyoke Aung San Museum were thronged with visitors on the 69th Martyrs’ Day in Yangon.
Photo: Zaw Gyi (Panita)

MONUMENTS and memorials related to the late national leader General Aung San in Yangon drew thousands of visitors, more so than in previous years on the 69th Arzani Day (Martyrs’ Day) yesterday.
A huge number of visitors including students and social organisation members thronged to the late national hero’s monuments and memorials— the statue of General Aung San in Bogyoke Park, the Bogyoke Aung San Museum and the Ministers’ Office, also called the Secretariat— yesterday.
“It is a historic day as we will remember our martyrs forever,” said Ko Nyi Nyi Htet, chair of the Hmawby Technological University’s Students’ Union who paid tribute to the Statue of General Aung San in Bogyoke Aung San Park.
Starting from 6 am, people and students holding posters of words in commemoration of Martyrs’ Day walked into the park and laid wreaths in front of the Statue of General Aung San. Some of them also recited poems in honour of General Aung San and other martyr leaders in the park.
“This year’s Martyrs’ Day observation event is significant because all the monuments and memorials related to General Aung San are crowded with people,” said Ma Moe Wai, chair of Tai Yi Workers’ Union.
Likewise, the Bogyoke Aung San Museum on Natmauk Street in Bahan Township also was packed with a huge number of visitors.
Mg Htet Moe Yan Oo, a fifth grader from Bago B.E.H.S (3) who visited the museum with his parents said that he was very delighted to see personal items of General Aung San, adding that he will retell his visits to the memorial to his friends.— Zaw Gyi (Pandita)/Min Thit (MNA)THT_9177 THT_9188 THT_9364

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