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December 12, 2019

President U Thein Sein, wife enjoy Akyat Day of water festival

President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win enjoy Maha Thingyan water festival on Akyat Day.—MNA
President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win enjoy Maha Thingyan water festival on Akyat Day.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 15 April— President U Thein Sein and his wife Daw Khin Khin Win enjoyed Akyat Day, the second day of the Myanmar New Year Water Festival, at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday.
Representatives from the Office of Commander-in-Chief (Army), Nay Pyi Taw Command Headquarters, the President’s Office and the Ministry of Culture performed traditional Thingyan dances alongside an ethnic Danu cultural group and musicians from Myanma Radio and Television at the Ngu Shwe Wah Hall of the Presidential Palace. The two vice presidents Dr Sai Mauk Khan and U Nyan Tun, together with their wives, gave awards to the dance troupes.
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win and Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Hla Htay Win gave presents to the dance troupes.
In his New Year Wish, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said the Tatmadaw is doing its best to promote peace and development of the country, wishing for the future prosperity of the state and people.
Female vocalist May Sweet wished for all people to contribute to the development of the country.
Veteran actress May Than Nu wished for the prosperity of the country and all its people.
Young actress Moe Yu San wished all citizens success in their finances and social lives.
Female vocalist Chan Chan said people could reach their goals in the Myanmar New Year, while young actor Soe Yang Aung wished for peace.
Myanmar New Year celebrations began across the country on Monday, officially the festival eve. MNA

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