June 29, 2017

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Mandalay daily celebrates 18th anniversary

Mandalay’s Deputy Mayor U Nyunt Maung (Right) honours a reporter. Photo: Maung Pyithu
Mandalay’s Deputy Mayor U Nyunt Maung (Right) honours a reporter. Photo: Maung Pyithu

THE daily newspaper Mandalay, which has been published by the Mandalay City Development Committee since 30 November 1997 celebrated its18th anniversary at its headquarters in Mahaaungmye Township on Monday.
In commemoration of the anniversary, a dawn meal and donations was offered to Patron Abbot U Badanta Wisarraindabiwontha of Mahawizitay on Monastery and members of the Sangha. Lecturer Shwechann Sayadaw U Badanta Yanika gave a sermon. Mandalay’s Deputy Mayor U Nyunt Maung, MCDC members and senior officials attended the event.
The celebration continued in the afternoon and was attended by MCDC co-secretary U Thet Naing Tun, Mandalay Region Information and Public Relations Department director U Than Lwin, the newspaper’s director U Tin TunOo, as well as staff and other guests.
At the event, reporters U Soe Shwe (Taintaman), U Win Maung (Kyaw Min Thaw) and U Thiha Ko Ko,who contributed the most news to the paper in 2015, were presented with certificates of honour and cash gifts. The Best Employee award was given to U Yan Naing Lin of the distribution section.
The celebration also featured a lottery for the newspaper’s staff.—Maung Pyithu

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