The flag hoisting and saluting ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of Independence Day was held yesterday morning in front of the Independence Monument in Maha Bandoola Park, Yangon.
The 70th Anniversary Independence Day flag hoisting ceremony was held at 4:20 a.m. Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein arrived at 4:25 a.m. and received the salute of the Guard of Honour. The Yangon Region Chief Minister, the Guard of Honour and those in attendance then saluted the national flag, and recognized the nation’s martyrs and soldiers who gave their lives for the union, followed by their taking the four-point oath. Next, the Yangon Region Chief Minister read a message sent by President U Htin Kyaw on the occasion of the 2018 70th Anniversary Independence Day, received the salute of the Honour Guard and concluded the ceremony.
The ceremony was attended by Yangon Region Hluttaw Speaker U Tin Maung Tun, Yangon Command commander Maj-Gen Thet Pone, Yangon Region Chief Judge U Win Swe, Yangon Region Hluttaw Deputy Speaker, Yangon Region ministers, Yangon Region Advocate, Yangon Region Auditor, high ranking Tatmadaw officers, Yangon Region Hluttaw representatives, honoured guests who had strived for independence, officials from political parties, departmental officials, as well as some 3,000 ethnic nationals and local people from the districts and townships.
By Thant Zin Win & Zaw Min Latt