Madaya people to keep marble statue of General Aung San at park


In commemoration of the centennial birthday of General Aung San, his marble statue will be kept at Bo Taza Park in Madaya, 21 miles of Mandalay, a member of Madaya Chitthumyar Group told media.
Arrangements have been made for keeping the statue at a park. As of 29 December, coordination meetings were held in the town every Sunday for the statue. The group collected donations from the people in Madaya so as to set up a fund for the statue.
“Responsible persons of political parties, Madaya Chithumyar Group and funeral service association in Madaya work together for arrangements of the General’s statue. At present, stone sculptor U Maung Gyi is carving  the statue,” Ko Say Ti Shin of the General Aung San’s birthday commemorative ceremony holding committee told media.
It may cost about K8 million for carving the statue. The committee has received K6 million from collection of cash donations, he added.
“We collect cash donations in Madaya only. Our work process is smooth in selection of a venue for General’s statue with the assistance of local authorities,” said a responsible person of Madaya Chitthumyar.
Under the permission of the Township Education Officer, the group organized the Bogyoke’s centennial birthday’s commemorative essay contest at Basic Education High School in Madaya. A plan is underway to hold the festivities for children as the centennial birthday is coincided with the Myanmar children’s day. As commemorative activities, the youth will offer rice to 500 members of the Sangha in Madaya, serve boiled pea and Indian flag bread as breakfast to the people and give brooches to the attendees.
The statue will be seven feet high and two feet and nine inches wide. It will be kept on the 30 feet wide platform.
The marble statue of General Aung San will be inaugurated at Bo Teza Park in Madaya, Mandalay Region, on 12 February.–Maung Pyi Thu (Mandalay)

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