Closing Ceremony of Yangon Maha Thingyan Pandal held

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The closing ceremony of the Yangon Maha Thingyan Pandal was held yesterday at 5 pm.
Yangon Region Chief Minister U Soe Thein, Yangon Region Command Commander Maj-Gen Nyunt Win Swe, Minister for Security and Border Affairs Colonel Win Tint, Yangon Mayor U Bo Htay, Yangon Region cabinet ministers, the deputy mayor of the Yangon City Development Committee, the committee secretary and members, diplomats, military attaches, and officials from foreign embassies in Myanmar, heads of Yangon City Development Committee departments, officials, staff and family members from the Myanmar Motion Picture Organization, Myanmar Music Association, Myanmar Theatrical Association and invitees attended the ceremony.
First, departmental and district dance troupes performed the Kyaukse Elephant Dance.
Artistes from the Myanmar Music Association, Myanmar Motion Picture Organization and Myanmar Theatrical Association performed dances and songs. At the same time, the Yangon Region Women’s Sports and Physical Education Sub-Committee also entertained modern dances.
In the evening, the closing ceremony of the 1383 ME Myanma Traditional Thingyan Festival was held.
Yangon Region Chief Minister U Soe Thein said that it is a transition of a new year from 1383 to 1384, which is also the last day of the year. On an auspicious day, he wished all the city people possess peace of mind and happiness.
Next, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Soe Thein announced the 1383 ME Yangon Maha Thingyan Water Festival’s winding up.
Afterwards, he presented the prizes to 12 winners of the dance troupes. Next, Yangon Region Command Commander Maj-Gen Nyunt Win Swe presented awards to the winning teams from the 16-woman choral dance competition. Yangon Region High Court Chief Justice Daw Sandar Thwe presented awards to 20 winning dancers, and Yangon Region Minister for Security and Border Affairs presented consolation prizes to 12 dancers.
Next, Yangon Mayor U Bo Htay presented another consolation award to 16 dancers, and Yangon Region Advocate General U Htay Aung presented consolation prizes to the remaining 20 dancers.
After that, the award-winning dance troupes and artistes entertained with dances and the Yangon Maha Thingyan Water Festival concluded successfully.
Along with the Yangon Region chief minister and officials, diplomats and military attaches also attended the Walking Thingyan near the Maha Bandoola Park starting from the pre-Thingyan day. — MNA

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