December 17, 2016

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Lisu community celebrates New Year festival in Myitkyina

Union Minister U Soe Thane is welcomed by Lisu ethnic women at new year festival of the Lisu community in Myitkyina. Photo: MNA
Union Minister U Soe Thane is welcomed by Lisu ethnic women at new year festival of the Lisu community in Myitkyina. Photo: MNA

THE second Lisu New Year celebration took place in Myitkyina yesterday with a variety of traditional dances and cultural events.
The New Year festival of the Lisu community was attended by Union Ministers U Soe Thane, U Ohn Myint, U Win Tun and U Zeyar Aung, as well as by Kachin State Chief Minister U La John Ngan Hsai, Commander of the Northern Command Maj-Gen Win Bo Shein, state ministers, Lisu traditional dance and cultural troupes and other officials.
While greeting, Union Minister U Soe Thane urged the Lisu people to continue to take part in the government’s development efforts. He stressed the need to maintain Lisu literature, culture and traditions. Kachin State Chief Minister U La John Ngan Hsai and other officials also offered greetings at the event.
The union ministers took part in Lisu traditional dances and viewed the booths featuring traditions and cultures of the Lisu people on display at the festival.

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