On behalf of President U Thein Sein, Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham, together with Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw Thura U Shwe Mann, Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw U Khin Aung Myint and Chief Justice of the Union U Tun Tun Oo attended the 68th Anniversary of Martyrs’ Day, 2015, at the mausoleum in Yangon on Sunday.
First, the vice president saluted martyrs and laid wreaths at their graves before sharing merit gained.
Also present at the ceremony were Deputy Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw U Mya Nyein, Union Ministers U Aye Myint Kyu and U Tint Hsan, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe, Chief of General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Hla Htay Win, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), the commander of Yangon Command, deputy ministers, family members of late martyrs and officials.
First, the vice president, the Pyithu Hluttaw speaker, the Amyotha Hluttaw speaker, the chief justice of the union, the union ministers and the chief minister warmly greeted the families of the martyrs, before saluting and laying wreaths for martyrs.
During the ceremony, the state flag was raised half-way to mark memorials for the martyrs.
On behalf of the president, the vice president and party shared the merit gained by standing two minutes in silence.
The vice president and party left the mausoleum in the morning.
Later, family members of the martyrs saluted them and laid wreaths at their tombs. First, U Aung San Oo, son of General Aung San, and wife Daw Lei Lei Nwe Thein saluted the martyr and laid a wreath at his tomb, before paying homage to late father and sharing merit gained.
Afterwards, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, daughter of General Aung San, and family members of Thakin Mya, Deedok U Ba Cho, U Ba Win, Mahn Ba Khaing, Mongpawn Chieftain Sao San Tun, U Razak, U Ohn Maung and Comrade Ko Htwe saluted the martyrs and laid wreaths at their tombs before paying homage to martyrs.
Afterwards, the chief minister and Yangon Region Government, region Hluttaw, political parties and organizations including Myanmar War Veterans Organization, Myanmar Fire Brigade, Myanmar Red Cross Society, and Myanmar Motion Picture Organization saluted the martyrs and laid wreaths at their tombs.
Later, ambassadors and representatives of foreign missions in Myanmar including the EU and the UN agencies saluted the martyrs and laid wreaths at their graves.
The public also visited the mausoleum to salute and pay respects to the martyrs the whole day.