DPM MoPF Union Minister attends Deepavali lighting festival

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The Deepavali lighting festival in progress yesterday in Yangon, graced by Deputy Prime Minister Union Planning & Finance Minister U Win Shein (2R).

Deputy Prime Minister Union Minister for Planning and Finance U Win Shein, accompanied by Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture U Tin Oo Lwin, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Soe Thein, Yangon Command Commander Maj-Gen Zaw Hein and other officials attended the Deepavali lighting festival organized by the Myanmar India International Business Federation with the support of the Indian Embassy in Myanmar yesterday.
At the event, the Deputy Prime Minister and party, Ambassadors and guests lit the oil light to mark the Deepavali festival.
In his speech, the Deputy Prime Minister highlighted the festival as the noblest one in Hinduism traditional festivals, saying the Interfaith Friendship Organization was formed with four principles: to peacefully exist among the people of all religions with mutual respect, to give a helping hand to those needy persons in religious and social conflicts and to negotiate losses related to religions under the law.
He also urged the Myanmar-India International Business Federation to create economic opportunities for the two countries as per the bilateral agreements.
The Indian ambassador then presented a bouquet to the Deputy Prime Minister and explained the Deepavali festival. Moreover, the chairman and secretary of the festival organizing committee expressed gratitude.
Attendees were entertained with Hindu traditional dances and songs. — MNA/KTZH

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