Myanmar Journalists Association pays respects to seasoned journalists

Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint is paying respects to  Myanmar veteran journalists.—mna
Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint is paying respects to Myanmar veteran journalists.—MNA

Yangon, 22 Nov — The Myanmar Journalists Association organized a ceremony to pay respects to seasoned journalists for the first time at City Hall in Yangon on Saturday.
The ceremony began with MJA Chairman U Ko Ko explaining the aims of forming the association and stressing the need to maintain the custom of paying due respects to elders, describing the respect-paying ceremony as a highly significant cultural heritage of Myanmar.
Next, Union Minister at President Office U Aung Min and Chairman of the Pyithu Hluttaw Committee for Development of Sports, Culture and Public Relations Thura U Aye Myint read out messages sent by President U Thein Sein and Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw Thura U Shwe Mann to the first respect-paying ceremony of the Myanmar Journalists Association. Then, those present including Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint, Union Minister U Aung Min, Deputy Ministers U Pike Htway and U Than Swe and departmental heads paid respects to the doyen literati and presented gifts and cash donations to them.
Union Minister U Aung Min handed the MJA chairman over K 1 million donated by the President to the seasoned journalists.
Next, responsible persons received cash donations made by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw speaker, the Amyotha Hluttaw speaker, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Union Minister U Aung Min, the Ministry of Information and Yangon Mayor U Hla Myint.  During the first respect-paying ceremony, 57 seasoned journalists aged above 75 were presented each with K 300,000, a SkyNet receiver and K 50,000 and a handset from mobile carrier Ooredoo.

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