THE Shan community recently celebrated the 69th Shan National Day in Kyaukme Township, Shan State, with several entertainment programmes.
With the aim of paying respect to patriots who have fought for the nation and promoted unity among Shan people, the Shan Literature and Culture Association organised the National Day celebration on 7 and 8 February. After hoisting the Shan national flag, U Sai Kham Kaw, a patron of the association, read out messages sent by President U Thein Sein and Shan State Chief Minister U Sao Aung Myat. At the celebration, local entertainers performed traditional songs and dances, sharing techniques with the audience.
Extempore talks will also be held during the two-day event .