Rakhine State Government celebrated the 72nd Union Day at the Danyawady Sports Grounds in Sittway yesterday, with the honouring of the sports athletes who won in the Union Day commemorative contests.
The ceremony began with saluting the State Flag by the Myanmar Police Force and Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu. Afterwards, Chief Minister U Nyi Pu read out the message from President U Win Myint to the 72nd Anniversary Union Day.
The Chief Minister also presented prizes to sports athletes who stood first, second and third in the Union Day Peace Run.
Rakhine State Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Mya Than, Rakhine State Security and Border Affairs Minister Col Phone Tint, wife of the Chief Minister, and officials also presented prizes to the winners of the contests.
In the evening, local people were entertained with traditional dances of ethnic peoples at the same grounds.
The ceremony ended at night with the Chief Minister and ministers presenting cash awards to ethnic performing troupes.
—Tin Tun (IPRD)