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July 04, 2020

State Counsellor talks with school children in Taunggyi

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State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the Central Committee for Development of Border Areas and National Races, visited No.1 Basic Education High School in Taunggyi Township in southern Shan State yesterday.
Her entourage included Union Ministers U Min Thu, Lt-Gen Ye Aung, Dr. Aung Thu, U Ohn Win, Dr Myint Htwe, Dr Win Myat Aye; Deputy Ministers Major General Aung Thu and U Hla Maw Oo; Chief of Myanmar Police Force Police Lt-Gen Aung Win Oo and departmental heads.
The State Counsellor and party arrived at Heho airport by a special flight in the afternoon, and they wre welcomed by Shan State Chief Minister Dr Lin Htut, Speaker of Shan State Hluttaw U Sai Lone Sai, Chief Justice of Shan State High Court U Kywal Kywal, local government ministers, Hluttaw representatives, civil service personnel and local ethnic people.
The State Counselor and party proceeded to Taunggyi, where they were greeted by the local people with traditional dances.
In the school compound, the State Counsellor met with the school children and asked about their most difficult and favorite subjects, the favorite country, the Union Day and their future goals.
In her speech, the State Counsellor said her visit to the school was to help the children in pursuing their education as both school children and teachers are important for the schools.
She also explained the objectives of holding the Union Day on 12 February, and the meaning of the Union representing a united country which was full of diversities.
She added the importance of unity for the prosperity of the country, while all the citizens need to perform their national duties effectively and efficiently by understanding the concept of ‘give and take’ in family affairs, education, social relations and national interests.
The State Counsellor continued by saying that one of the advantages of children is that they have a lot of time in their future, and that they need to spend the time effectively for the country, while they need to cultivate friendly relations with each other.
She also advised the teachers to teach the children with kindness.
The State Counsellor had documentary photos taken with the school children and teachers before signing the visitors’ book and receiving commemorative gifts from the children.
The State Counsellor and party stayed in Taunggyi in the evening and spent the night there.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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