IN honour and memory of the Martyrs, led by Bogyoke Aung San, the 71st anniversary of the Martyrs’ Day ceremony was held at the headquarters of the National League for Democra-cy (NLD) in Bahan Township yesterday morning.
Before the ceremony be-gan, a minute’s silence was observed by members of the central executive committee of the NLD, the public and stu-dents at 10.37 am, the time at which Bogyoke Aung San and the Martyrs were assassinated. Later, the ceremony began by saluting the national flag of My-anmar, Bogyoke Aung San and martyred leaders and observ-ing an eight-second silence for those who sacrificed their lives for the democracy movement. Next, Chairperson of the cere-mony, NLD Central Executive Committee secretariat mem-ber U Nyan Win, delivered an opening speech and member of the NLD central executive committee U Thein Oo read the 71st anniversary of Martyrs’ Day announcement and messages. The ceremony was attend-ed by members of the NLD central executive committee, Deputy Speaker of the Yangon Region Hluttaw U Lin Naing Myint, Yangon Region min-ister for electricity, industry, and roads and communications Daw Nilar Kyaw, veteran poli-ticians, diplomats, members of the NLD and other invited guests.
â€œMartyrsâ€™ Day ceremonies are now being held not only at the Martyrâ€™s Mausoleum but also in townships throughout the whole country in memory of the Martyrs who sacrificed their lives for independence and for the public. Young stu-dents in Myanmar should have such a spirit from a young age itself,â€ said Deputy Speaker of the Yangon Region Hluttaw U Lin Naing Myint.
The NLD released a nine-point announcement at the cer-emony, it is learnt.