A ceremony to mark the 74th anniversary of Anti-Fascist Day was held at the headquarters of the National League for Democracy in Bahan Township.
During the ceremony, the State Flag was saluted, followed by an observance of eight seconds of silence as a memory to the fallen Bogyoke Aung San and Arzarni (martyr) leaders, monks, students and others who fell in the various democracy uprisings.
Speaking at the event, U Nyan Win, Central Executive Committee Secretariat member of the National League for Democracy, said the celebration was held in commemoration of the 74th Anti-Fascist Day and which was accomplished through the successful cooperation between Bogyoke Aung San – who was the architect of independence, national leader and father of the Tatmadaw, political parties, ethnic races and the Tatmadaw.
“At the same time, we could bring about national freedom in a short period of time due to the perseverance, steadfastness and courage of the people. It has been 74 years since we have celebrated Anti-Fascist Day, and we should strive for keeping the spirit of national reconciliation through thick and thin while making an attempt to keep the Panglong Spirit alive,” said U Nyan Win.
Thus, we could take pride of in the role of Tatmadaw for the fighting against the imperialists and fascism, and urged all of you to take part in bringing about the success of 21st Century Panlong Conference led by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the movements of the 2008 Constitution amendments through collective strength of the people.
Next, member of NLD central executive committee U Myo Nyunt read out a seven-point Declaration of 74th Anti-Fascist Day, and recorded the messages delivered by the political comrades as well as organizations. He said that the ceremony to mark the 74th anniversary of Anti-Fascist Day was celebrated in an effort to fight against oppression, in cooperation with the people and ethnic races from all walks of life, and which could remind us of the importance of cooperation among us. That was something significant, he said.
The ceremony was attended by NLD’s patron U Tin Oo, NLD central executive committee members, Yangon Region Hluttaw Speaker U Tin Maung Tun and Deputy Speaker U Lin NaingMyint, Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe, Hluttaw representatives, diplomats, NLD members and invited guests.
—MNA (Translated by
Win Ko Ko Aung)