Fourth memorial ceremony for Hantharwady U Win Tin held

Writer Monywa Aung Shin speaks at the ceremony in memory of and honouring U Win Tin at Thiri Hall, Tawwin Hninzi (restaurant), Bahan Township, Yangon, yesterday. Photo: Zaw Gyi
Writer Monywa Aung Shin speaks at the ceremony in memory of and honouring U Win Tin at Thiri Hall, Tawwin Hninzi (restaurant), Bahan Township, Yangon, yesterday. Photo: Zaw Gyi

The fourth memorial ceremony for journalist, writer and member of the panel of the chairman of the National League for Democracy Hantharwady U Win Tin was held at Thiri Hall, Tawwin Hninzi (restaurant), Bahan Township, Yangon, yesterday morning.
The event was attended by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, Yangon Region Hluttaw Speaker U Tin Maung Tun and Deputy Speaker U Lin Naing Myint, Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe, Hluttaw representatives, members of civil society organisations, people from the literature circle, NLD members, political colleagues of U Win Tin, invited guests, and admirers of Sayagyi Hantharwady U Win Tin. It was organised by the Hantharwady U Win Tin Foundation.
Officials from the foundation read the biography of Hantharwady U Win Tin and explained the aim of holding the ceremony.
In a speech delivered in his honour and remembrance, U Phyo Min Thein said, “Honour should be given to honourable people. I believe that the thoughts, strengths and beliefs of Hantharwady U Win Tin will be instilled in all of us. The teachings and guidance of “Ba Ba” (grandfather) have strengthened our resolve in serving the country now. Because of this, Hantharwady U Win Tin will live forever in our minds.”
Patron of the foundation, writer U Moe Thu and ceremony attendees also delivered speeches and read a poem in memory of and honouring U Win Tin.
The foundation secretary U Kyaw Aung said, “This ceremony was held because of the distinct characteristics of Sayagyi. Sayagyi was selfless and at the front line, serving the country. He led the democracy movement from the front as a leader. He stands for the truth as a journalist and news person. He is noticeable for his steel-like strength in dealing with oppressors and soft, wax-like quality in dealing with people, colleagues and friends. The youth nowadays should know this.” Wreaths were laid in U Win Tin’s tomb at Yay Way cemetery in the afternoon, and in the early evening, free food was served in Maha Bandula Park in memory of Hantharwady U Win Tin.— Zaw Gyi

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