74th Martyrs’ Day ceremony held under COVID-19 protocols in Yangon

The 74th Martyrs’ Day celebration was held yesterday morning at the Martyrs’ Mausoleum in Yangon following the COVID-19 rules and regulations set by the Ministry of Health and Sports.
Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture U Ko Ko, in his capacity as Chairman of the Central Committee on Organizing the Martyrs’ Day, Chairman of the Yangon Region Administration Council U Hla Soe as Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee, Commander of Yangon Region Command Maj-Gen Nyunt Win Swe, members of the central committee, sub-committees, Tatmadaw and departmental officials laid wreaths at the tombs of Bogyoke Aung San and martyrs, paid tributes and observed a two-minute silence.
At the moment, the flag of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar was lowered to half-mast, the guard of honour presented arms, and a military bugle sounded the Last Post.
Afterwards, the Secretary for the 74th Martyrs’ Day Ceremony Invitation, Information and Documentation Sub-Committee, on behalf of U Aung San Oo, son of Bogyoke Aung San, and families of the martyrs laid wreaths in front of the monuments.
Representatives from political parties in Yangon, ambassadors, heads of embassies and charge d’affaires from the foreign embassies in Myanmar, the European Union and UN agencies also laid wreaths at the memorial to Bogyoke Aung San and martyrs.
The people who came to the ceremony to pay their respects to the great martyr leaders lined up at a distance of six feet in line with the Social Distancing set by the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The ceremony was also attended by UEC Member U Aung Moe Myint, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Maj-Gen Soe Tint Naing, Deputy Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture U Tun Ohn as Vice-Chairman of the Working Committee, Deputy Minister for Ethnic Affairs U Zaw Aye Maung, members of the Yangon Region Administration Council, the Regional Chief Justice and invited people. — MNA

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