Only when the history must be mentioned on the sacrifice of life, blood and sweat for regaining the independence since the time of losing it will the new generations understand the situation of freedom of management with the essence of independence, conscience and own decision, said Chairman of the Central Committee on Organizing the 74th Anniversary of Independence Day Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Prime Minister Vice-Senior General Soe Win at the first coordination meeting of the central committee at the office of the SAC Chairman in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
In his speech, the Vice-Senior General said that city-states, small kingdoms and dynasties which emerged in the firm Myanmar history are symbols of the unity of the kings and the people. At that time, powerful armed forces could be established.
They were prosperous in parallel with the contemporary states.
Myanmar lost Rakhine, Assam, Manipur and Taninthayi regions after the First Anglo-Myanmar War during the period of 1824-1826, the lower part including Bago in the second war in 1852 and the whole country in the third war in 1885.
If the modern Tatmadaw was formed, the country would be powerful. The country lost its independence due to disunity among the people and royal families. It is important for new generation youths to know bitter experiences in losing their independence. The national-level independence day must be organized with essence.
Only when the history must be mentioned on the sacrifice of life, blood and sweat for regaining the independence since the time of losing it will the new generations understand the situation of freedom of management with the essence of independence, conscience and own decision.
To secure the independence to mark the 74th anniversary, national leaders and ethnic leaders had resisted the colonialists in respective regions since the time of losing the independence. They faced various experiences in the independence struggles. New generations need to know the history of regaining independence. The essay and extempore talk contests on the loss of independence and efforts for regaining the independence to mark Independence Day must be held for new generation students as part of preserving the historical traditions.
Various ethnic leaders cooperated with the people with patriotic and nationalistic spirits in regaining independence not to discredit the national prestige and integrity. National leader General Aung San and thirty comrades took the military training in Japan and strived for regaining the independence of the nation. Consequently, the national level independence day is celebrated with the essence of Our Three Main National Causes on a yearly basis not to lose the independence anyhow.
New generation youths need to know that it is necessary to strengthen the sovereignty of the State. Only when the nation is powerful with the unity of the entire people and systematic formation of the modern Tatmadaw will the nation be developed.
In conclusion, the Vice-Senior General urged departmental heads to discuss the duty and functions of their respective subcommittees and the meeting came to an end.—MNA