Myanma Radio and Television held a ceremony celebrating its 72nd anniversary at the MRTV Auditorium in Tatkon, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Dr. Pe Myint, the Union Minister for Information, gave the keynote speech, saying MRTV carries the pride of the nation by keeping the people informed of current and important news. He said MRTV has stood with the people throughout all the political transitions of Myanmar and will continue to be present in the nation as long as the world stands. Next, the Union Minister conferred awards for Outstanding Civil Servants of 2017 an ten recipients, and one gold medal for achieving first place in international sporting events. The Deputy Minister, U Aung Hla Tun, then conferred awards on seven individuals who achieved prizes in trainings sent by the ministry and to three individuals who won in literary competitions.
MRTV was founded in 1946 with the name Bama Athan (Voice of Burma) when the British established Burma Broadcasting Service (BBS) carrying Burmese language for its programmes. The service was renamed Myanma Athan on 28 November 1958, and with the arrival of colour television on 1 November 1980, it was renamed to Myanma Radio and Television and went on to become one of the most successful state-owned media services.
Present at the ceremony were MRTV Director-General U Myint Htwe, Director-General of Information and Public Relations Department U Ye Naing, Director-General of Printing and Publication Department U Aung Myo Myint, Managing Director of News and Periodicals Enterprise U Kyaw Soe and staff members from MRTV and invited guests.
Naing Lin Kyi