By Thant Zin Win
The 71st Anniversary Union Day State flag raising ceremony was held at the Independence Monument in Yangon, Kyauktada Township, Maha Bandoola Park yesterday morning at 7 a.m.
First, guard of honour representing Yangon Command and Myanmar Police Force band took their respective positions in front of the Independence Monument and saluted the Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein.
Next, the Yangon Region Chief Minister saluted the state flag, along with the guard of honour and ceremony attendees, as the Myanmar Police band played the national anthem.
Following that, the Yangon Region Chief Minister read the Union Day message sent by President U Htin Kyaw, after which the ceremony came to a close.
Present at the ceremony were Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, Yangon Region Hluttaw Speaker U Tin Maung Tun, Yangon Region Command Commander Maj-Gen Thet Pone, Yangon Region High Court Chief Judge U Win Swe, the Yangon Region Hluttaw Deputy Speaker, Yangon Region government members, Yangon Region Advocate, Yangon Region Auditor, high ranking Tatmadaw officers, departmental personnel, members of civil society organisations, ethnic nationals, students and members of the public numbering 3,090.