Pobbathiri Township in Ottara District, Nay Pyi Taw Council Area opened a Bogyoke Aung San statue and park yesterday to commemorate the 104th birth anniversary of the independence architect.
In the opening ceremony, winners of painting, essay, and sepak takraw competitions were given awards and musical performances also entertained the attendees at night.
The ceremony was opened with the song ‘Htarwara Thitsar’ sang by the students of No.13 Basic Education High School in Pobbathiri Township. Students from Hein Yadana Aung Private High School and Khaung Laung Than Private Primary School then entertained with ‘See Lone So Lae Thwe Chin Doe Yae’ and ‘Yin Ta Ko Mae’
Next, Ma Su Lae Yadana, a 7th grade student and winner of impromptu speech contest, gave a presentation about the admirable traits and history of Bogyoke Aung San with title ‘Father of Independence Bogyoke Aung San.’
Donors for the Bogyoke Aung San birthday event then presented awards to the winners of essay competition.
Students from No.20 Basic Education High School entertained with ‘Bon Taw’ song, and female students from Swan Pyae Private School entertained with ‘Lahu Myanmar’ dance. Afterwards, donors presented awards to the winners of painting competition.
Next, young ladies from Wunna Dipa Ward then entertained with ‘Bo Shu Thabin’ musical performance, and male students from Khaung Laung Than Private Primary School entertained with ‘Kaya Bala’ performance, with donors
presenting awards to the winners.
Students from Aye Myittar San Parahitta Taung Ni Lay Kyaung Taik entertained with ‘Kayan ethnic dances’, and female students from No.13 Basic Education High School also entertained with ‘Doe Shan Htar Ni’ musical performance. Township administrators and donors then presented awards to the winners of sepak takraw competition.
Afterwards, students from No.20 Basic Education High School entertained with ‘A song for unity’ musical performance, and officials presented certificates of honour to the participants in the entertainment programme and those who supported constructing the Bogyoke Aung San statue and park.
In the opening ceremony of the Bogyoke Aung San statue and park, attendees were fed with charity food, rice chicken soup and rice milk
The Information and Public Relations Department of Pobbathiri Township also displayed books, paintings and statues related to Bogyoke Aung San at the event.
Bogyoke Aung San’s 104th birth anniversary was held nationwide yesterday, with citizens mostly reciting the ‘Aung San Zarni’ poem and singing ‘Asia Thu Ye Khaung Bogyoke Aung San’ song.
Nay Pyi Taw Council Area also held celebrations to commemorate the birthday of Bogyoke Aung San in its respective townships yesterday.
(Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)