By Zaw Gyi (Panita)
People across the country observed the 72nd Birthday of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi with birthday cakes, offerings to monks and nuns and blood donations to the National Blood Bank.
A birthday celebration was also held at the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) headquarters in Bahan Township yesterday.
U Nyan Win, an NLD spokesperson and a member of the Central Executive Committee, gave a short speech to commemorate the occasion, then wished the State Counsellor a happy birthday on behalf of everyone in attendance.
Daw Aye Aye Mya Kyi from Pazundaung Township said that she never had the chance to attend the State Counsellor’s birthday celebrations previously, but always wished the best for her from afar.
“I am overjoyed that I could attend this year,” said Daw Aye Aye Mya Kyi. “May she have the best of health and continue to carry out her duty for the country”.
Earlier in the day, offerings and donations were presented to monks and nuns at the NLD’s headquarters in commemoration of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday. The NLD’s youth committee of Yangon commemorated the State Counsellor’s birthday with their third annual blood donation at the National Blood Bank.
Attending the ceremony were NLD officials, minsters from the Yangon Region Government, Hluttaw representatives, members from other political parties and other invited guests.