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October 17, 2018

Respects paid to the aged on International Day of Older Persons

Organized by Mandalay Region Government, the International Day of Older Persons was observed at the city hall in Mandalay on Wednesday, attended by older persons of above-95 years old.
Mandalay Region Minister for Planning and Economic U Aung Zan explained the purpose of holding the ceremony and donated cash to the funds of 12 homes for the aged of the region.
Speaker of Mandalay Region Hluttaw U Win Maung and region level officials donated cash to the older persons and handed over cash assistance for the older persons who could not attend the ceremony through the township administrators.
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement donated K1 million each to two oldest persons of the nation, namely grandpa U Thwin, 111 years old and grandma Daw Mya Kyi, 122 years old from Amarapura Township in Mandalay Region.–Thiha Ko Ko (Mandalay)


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