First coord meeting held for 74th Union Day

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Vice-President U Myint Swe presides over the first coordination meeting to organize annual celebrations of 74th Union Day, at the President Office on 16 December. Photo : MNA

Vice-President U Myint Swe chaired a coordination meeting yesterday to organize the annual celebrations of the 74th Union Day on 12 February 2021.
The 1st coordination meeting of the central committee on convening the event was held at the Office of the President in Nay Pyi Taw.
The Vice-President is the chairman of the 14-member central committee which was formed by the Office of the President on 2 October this year to organize the event successfully in accordance with the five national objectives.
The 17-member management committee, led by the chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council, and the other 14 sub-committees were also formed to implement the guidelines of the central committee.
The Vice-President explained the five objectives of the 74th Union Day: Implementation of internal peace through Union Peace Conference—21st Century Panglong, Socio-economic development of the national ethnic races, Emergence of a constitution which is in accord with the Democratic Federal Union, ‘Non-disintegration of the Union, Non-disintegration of National Solidarity and Perpetuation of Sovereignty’, and Nurturing highly capable new generations with strong Union sprit. The Union Day has been designated to commemorate the signing the Panglong Agreement among ethnic national races on 12 February 1947 as a movement led by General Aung San and ethnic leaders in struggling for the independence of the country.
The Vice-President added that the upcoming event would include the flag-hoisting and saluting ceremonies, and reading the President’s message of greetings in the morning. These ceremonies will be held in line with the standard operating procedures and the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Sports. There will be no dinner reception in the evening due to the remaining outbreak of COVID-19.
He also instructed members of the committee and sub-committees, as well as region/state governments to follow the directives of the MoHS in making preparations for the event which will be held in the Union Territory and other areas.
The Vice-President gave instructions for disinfection at relevant places, medical tests to the staff members who will perform duties at the event and other control measures against COVID-19. He also discussed awareness campaigns on the objectives of the 74th Union Day on the platforms of state-owned media and in public areas by erecting posters. He also spoke about the works of the security sub-committee and other relevant sub-committees.
Chairman of the Management Committee and Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman Dr Myo Aung, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Maj-Gen Soe Tint Naing, Deputy Chief of Myanmar Police Force Police Maj-Gen Aung Naing Thu, Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun, Nay Pyi Taw Council Member U Aung Myin Tun, Deputy Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command Col Kyaw Soe Oo, and Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee member U San Naing presented the progress reports on their respective committees.
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe and his Permanent Secretary Dr Thet Khaing Win explained preparations for healthcare measures at the event. Officials from the Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee, the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy, and the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture presented progress reports on plans that have been made for the event. Vice-President U Myint Swe gave advice and comments based on the discussions before the meeting was concluded. —MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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