Maungtaw Town held the 41st ceremony to pay respects to the elderly at Sasana Beikman in Maungtaw Town, Rakhine State, yesterday morning.
Maungtaw District Deputy Commissioner U Ye Htut and the ceremony’s Organising Committee Vice Chairman U Aung San Thein first delivered the speeches.
Next, they paid respects to the elderly and recited
an homage poem. Later, an elderly person delivered the words of thanks on behalf of the elders.
The district/township level departmental officials, responsible persons, the Red Cross, civil society organisations, philanthropic organisations and town elders then provided offertories to the attending elderly persons. Of the 126 elders who are above 80 in Maungtaw Township, 93 attended the ceremony. After the ceremony, officials went to the homes of the elders who were unable to attend the ceremony and provided the offertories directly to them.
Aung Kyaw Oo