November 17, 2017

Religious leaders say prayers for late national leader General Aung San on Martyrs’ Day

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Vice President U Henry Van Thio pose for photos together with religious leaders after the prayer service at the home of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: MNA
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Vice President U Henry Van Thio pose for photos together with religious leaders after the prayer service at the home of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: MNA

A PRAYER service in honour of late national leader General Aung San took place on University Avenue in Kamayut Township, Yangon yesterday, with religious leaders saying prayers.
First, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, daughter of the late national leader, and faith groups took a two-minute silence to pay tribute to General Aung San.
Following the extended greetings by the State Counsellor, Secretary of All Myanmar Hindu Federation U Kyaw Thu, Chief Convenor for the Islamic Centre of Myanmar Al Haj U Aye Lwin, Jewish religious leader U Sammy, member of Baha’i Faith Federation U Kyi Win and Archbishop of Yangon Catholic Church Cardinal Charles Bo said prayers for late General Aung San.
Next, Archbishop Stephen Than Myint Oo of the Church of the Province of Myanmar and Rev. U Kyaw Nyunt spoke on the occasion.
After the prayer service, the State Counsellor posed for documentary photographs together with those present.
Also present at the prayer service were Vice President U Henry Van Thio, Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe, Chairman of Preparatory Committee for 21st Century Union Peace Conference Dr Tin Myo Win, Patron of National League for Democracy U Tin Oo and guests.—Myanmar News Agency

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