August 19, 2016

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi pays tribute to fallen martyrs

1STATE Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, daughter of fallen Martyr Leader General Aung San, paid tribute and laid floral baskets at the Martyrs’ Mausoleum in Yangon on the occasion of the 69th Arzani Day (Martyrs’ Day) yesterday.
Before the tribute-paying ceremony the State Counsellor, Vice President U Myint Swe, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than, Union Chief Justice U Tun Tun Oo and Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing cordially greeted families of the fallen martyr leaders at a hall of the Martyrs’ Mausoleum.
Next, the Vice President, the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker, the Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker, the Union Chief Justice  and the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services paid tribute to the fallen martyr leaders and placed a wreath of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar before the memorial.
While the Flag of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar was flown at half-mast, a guard of honour paid tribute with a gun salute and those present partook in a two-minute moment of silence to pay tribute to General Aung San and the martyr leaders.
Next, families of martyr leaders including U Hla Pe, on behalf of General Aung San’s son U Aung San Oo, and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi paid their respects and laid wreaths in front of the monument.
Then, the Yangon Region Chief Minister, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of Yangon Region Hluttaw, regional ministers, parliamentarians, representatives from political parties, associations, UN agencies, the European Union and foreign embassies in Myanmar paid tributes and laid wreaths at the Martyrs’ Mausoleum.
Among the organizations which laid wreaths and paid tribute were Myanmar War Veterans Organization, Myanmar Fire Services Department, Myanmar Red Cross Society, Myanma Motion Picture Asiayon, Myanmar Music Asiayon, Myanmar Artistes Asiayon, Myanmar Artists Asiayon, Myanmar Sculptures Asiayon, Myanmar Publishers and Distributors Asiayon, Myanmar Writers Asiayon, Myanmar Journalists Association, Myanmar News Media Council, Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation and Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association.—Myanmar News Agency 2


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