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President U Thein Sein meets students from University for the Development of National Races

President U Thein Sein greets students from University for the Development of National Races. Photo: MNA
President U Thein Sein greets students from University for the Development of National Races. Photo: MNA

ONGOING endeavors are aimed at shaping a better future for posterity, said President U Thein Sein in a meeting with faculty members and students at the University for the Development of National Races in Sagaing yesterday.
In his address, the President highlighted the importance of the role of young people in the country’s long journey toward building a nation that is on track to development with a promising future, saying the country has regained international recognition and plaudits following its smooth democratic transition.
The president said the university, where all the students are ethnic minorities, is a significant foundation for the Union. He expressed his delight at its record of nurturing able youths who have been elected Pyithu Hluttaw, Amyotha Hluttaw and regional Hluttaw representatives.
The president stressed the need for the establishment of a federal system that is suitable for the Union and is formed in cooperation with the states, adding that the country was formed under such a system in the 2008 constitution.
He also called for comprehensive understanding of the difference between a confederation and a federal state, saying a confederated state can collapse easily.
He indicated his expectation that a Kayin national belongs not only to the Kayin State but also to the Union in the federal system, stressing the need to ensure equal sharing of development between developed and under-developed regions based on the Union spirit.
On national unity and internal peace, the president emphasised how important common consent is to development as the country cannot enjoy prosperity without unity and peace.
He also stressed the need to improve the country’s readiness for opportunities and challenges, calling for more efforts in the implementation of regional development tasks for border areas and ethnic minority areas.
The president said the country has been transformed into a promising one during the previous five years, and all eyes are on the country hoping to see the country grow over the next 10 years.
On his tour of the university, the president presented K5 million each to the University for the Development of National Races and the Nationalities Youth Resource Development Degree College.
The University for the Development of National Races has so far educated 93 graduates who obtained Master’s degrees in education, 35 graduates who obtained Master’s of Philosophy, 3,453 B.Ed graduates and 9,609 teacher training diploma holders over the last five decades.—Myanmar News Agency

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