42nd Pa-O National Day of Kayin State celebrated

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The 42nd Pa-O National Day event.

Aiming to live and smart the history of Pa-O ethnic people, traditional cultural heritage and national spirit, the 42nd Pa-O National Day of Kayin State was held at 9 am on 16 March at the Pa-O Literature and Culture Association office in Hpa-an Township.
The celebration was opened with Namotasa recited three times and paid homage to the Buddha and then Kayin State Pa-O Sangha Benefactor Bhaddanta Kawvida delivered a speech. After that Kayin State Chief Minister U Saw Myint Oo said that the Kayin State government provided the annual support for the celebration of Pa-O National Day and will carry on to do so in the future based on democracy and federalism with the spirit of the Union as ethnic brothers and sisters living side by side in Myanmar and need to involve in the development process, peace and stability.
Afterwards, the Chairman of Pa-O Literature and Culture Association addressed and State Chief Minister gave the gifts to honourable Pa-O people, a representative received these gifts.
Then, the Patron of Pa-O Literature and Culture Association concluded remarks and State Chief Minister and Pa-O Literature and Culture Association officials donated alms and day meals to Sayadaws.
After the celebration, the Kan Khaye Village and Pa-O Cultural Groups and the Mithayoi Village performed traditional Pa-O dances, and the Chief Minister and officials presented cash prizes. — Saw Myo Min Thein (IPRD)/GNLM

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