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April 26, 2019

State Counsellor attends stake-driving ceremony for orphans nursery (Nay Pyi Taw)

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi driving the stake for the construction of an orphans nursery at Wunna Theikdi Ward, Zabuthiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw Council Area yesterday. Photo: MNA

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the stake-driving ceremony for the construction of an orphans nursery at Wunna Theikdi Ward, Zabuthiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw Council Area yesterday.
The ceremony was also attended by Daw Cho Cho, the wife of President U Win Myint, Daw Su Su Lwin, the wife of former President U Htin Kyaw, Daw Khin Thet Htay, the wife of Vice President U Myint Swe, Dr. Shwe Hlwan, the wife of Vice President U Henry Van Thio, Daw Yin May, the wife of Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat, Daw Aye Thida, the wife of the Union Election Commission Chairman, Union ministers and the Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman and their wives, the Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, ambassadors, responsible staff from the Orphans Reduction and Protection Association (Myanmar), donors, and invited guests.

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, First Lady Daw Cho Cho and Daw Su Su Lwin, the wife of former President U Htin Kyaw, attend the stake-driving ceremony for orphans nursery in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA 

At an auspicious time, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi drove the stake into the ground and sprinkled scented water on it.
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye, Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association Chairman U Shein Win, and Orphans Reduction and Protection Association (Myanmar) Chairperson Daw May Yin Tun also drove the stakes at designated places and sprinkled scented water on them.
Afterwards, the State Counsellor performed the ritual of golden and silver showers to mark the completion of the ceremony.

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi poses for the photo together with attendees during the stake-driving ceremony for orphans nursery in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

The Orphans Reduction and Protection Association (Myanmar) has donated the land for the nursery to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.

—MNA
(Translated by GNLM)

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