September 23, 2017

Nay Pyi Taw celebrates 70th Anniversary Union Day

Honour guard salutes the flag in Panglong. Inset, Vice President U Myint Swe addressesd the crowd. Photo: MNA

A STATE flag hoisting and saluting ceremony was held in commemoration of the 69th Anniversary Union Day at the square of Nay Pyi Taw City Hall yesterday morning, with Vice-President U Myint Swe in attendance.
At the ceremony, Vice-President U Myint Swe, who is also the chairman of the central committee on the holding the 70th Union Day, read out the message sent by President U Htin Kyaw to the ceremony.
Before the start of  the Union Day celebration, departmental staff, members of social organisations, national races and guests took designated places.
Next, a state flag hoisting team accompanied by members of national races hoisted the flag of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to full mast.
Vice-President U Myint Swe took the salute of the Guard of Honour.
Afterwards, the Vice-President and those present saluted the state flag while the national anthem was played by the Guard of Honour.
Also present at the Union Day celebration were deputy speakers of the parliaments, the Union ministers, the chairman of Union Civil Service Board, senior military officers from the Commander-in-Chief (Army), Union Supreme Court judges, the commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command, deputy ministers and other officials.— Myanmar News Agency

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