The 105th birthday of Bogyoke Aung San was celebrated with a breakfast feast for the children at the city hall of Taunggyi in southern Shan State, yesterday.
At 8:30 am, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, in her capacity as the Chairperson of the Central Committee for Development of Border Areas and National Races, held a meeting with cabinet members of Shan State government at Taunggyi Hotel.
The meeting was also attended by Union Ministers U Min Thu, Lt-Gen Ye Aung, Dr Aung Thu, U Ohn Win, Dr Myint Htwe, Dr Win Myat Aye, Shan State Chief Minister Dr Lin Htut, Deputy Ministers Major General Aung Thu and U Hla Maw Oo, local government ministers, chairmen and representatives from leading bodies of Wa Self-Administered Division, PaO Self-Administered Zone and Palaung Self-Administered Zone, Shan State Adovacte-General and officials.
At the city hall of Taunggyi, the State Counsellor attended the ceremony to mark her father Bogyoke Aung San’s 105th birthday with a breakfast feast for children.Union Ministers U Min Thu, Lt-Gen Ye Aung, Dr Aung Thu, U Ohn Win, Dr Myint Htwe, Dr Win Myat Aye, Shan State Chief Minister Dr Lin Htut, Deputy Ministers Major General Aung Thu and U Hla Maw Oo, local government ministers and officials joined the ceremony.
A band from Yangon Education Centre for the Blind (Khaweichan) performed with songs of ‘Tribute to Bogyoke Aung San’ and ‘Peace is a Must’.
In making a speech, the State Counsellor shared her experience of parentless child, comparing with the feeling of orphans.
She also expressed her appreciation of the songs of singers from the Khaweichan school as the performance has proved that everybody has specific capacities and has a chance for developing their capacities.
The State Counsellor advised to transform some weaknesses into certain strengths in life to lead a happy and friendly environment with others, and finally wished for the wellbeing of all.
The State Counsellor then presented commemorative gifts to the children to mark the 105th birthday of Bogyoke Aung San, followed by poem ‘Aung San Hero’ reciting by the children.
She also had the breakfast together with the children, and had a documentary photo taken with them.
The State Counsellor and party then observed the environment of Inle Lake and its conservation programmes by helicopter before they took special flight from Heho airport to Nay Pyi Taw in the afternoon.
National Leader Bogyoke Aung San was born to U Phar and Daw Suu at Natmauk Town in Magway District of central Myanmar on 1st Waxing of Tabaung month in ME 1276 (12 February 1915). —MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)