THE Shan State government organised the 69th Anniversary Union Day celebration in conjunction with a ceremony to mark the completion of the upgrading of the Panglong Union Monument Garden at the lawn of the garden in Loilem of Shan State (South) yesterday.
The ceremony was attended by Shan State Chief Minister Sao Aung Myat and officials, members of Shan literature and culture groups, local people and students.
During the celebration, the Chief Minister read out the Union Day message by President U Thein Sein.
Next, the Chief Minister and officials formally opened the upgraded Panglong Union Monument Garden.
They observed the monument background portraying images of General Aung San and 23 dignitaries who signed the Pinlong Pact in the garden.
Moe Lwin Oo (Loilem)